Union Mission Invites Local Individuals, Businesses to Participate in Annual Angel Tree Holiday Tradition

Union Mission invites the general public to help those in need this holiday season by supporting the Angel Tree program, which provides donated holiday gifts to homeless local children and families.

“The Angel Tree program is a great way to give back during the holiday season,” said Frances Carter, interim president and CEO of Union Mission. “There are so many families in our community who are struggling this year. This program offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child.”

Individuals and businesses can “adopt” a local family or a child by calling Brenda Webber at 912.236.7423. Donors will be paired up with people in need in the community and will be provided with a wish list detailing specific items and sizes.

Angel Tree supporters are welcome to drop off unwrapped gifts at Union Mission, 120 Fahm Street, before December 17. Union Mission staffers will wrap and deliver the gifts before Christmas.

“The Angel Tree program serves as an important way to reach out and help this season,” said Carter. “It’s an ideal vehicle for parents to teach children the importance of giving to those who are less fortunate and a perfect way for companies to work together to brighten the holiday spirit for those in need right here in our own community.”

Union Mission, Inc., began in 1936 as a part of Savannah’s response to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Today,

Union Mission provides shelter for men, women and families, short and long term housing assistance, health and dental care, behavioral counseling, substance abuse programs, life skills training, job training and employment assistance throughout the greater Savannah area.

For more information about Union Mission, please call 912.236.7423 or visit www.unionmission.org online.

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