19th Annual Christmas Store a Success

Last week, hundreds of families came to Union Rescue Mission to take part in our 19th Annual Christmas Store!

On Thursday and Friday, parents who otherwise might not be able to buy gifts for their children were invited to come shop with us. We transformed our Chapel into a Christmas Store, filled with gifts, personal shoppers, and present-wrappers!

While moms and dads shopped for their kids, the children enjoyed our Kids Zone. They were able to take a picture with Santa, enjoy popcorn and cotton candy, and play at our crafts table after shopping in their special Kids Christmas Store for their parents!


 Rev. Andy Bales said “It’s our great joy to provide an opportunity for a unique shopping experience to 1000 to 1200 families that might otherwise miss out on the joy of personally giving gifts to their children at Christmas.”



Each year URM’s Annual Christmas Store is made possible through the generosity of  private donors, partnering corporations and companies like Disney, SUBWAY Restaurants, Wells Fargo Women’s Network, Eaton Aerospace, Beverly Hills YPO, Toyota and many others. Thanks to everyone for making this great event possible!

You can see more photos from this event by checking out our Flickr!


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