GIFTS TO THE CITY
Each year Aglow International adopts an organization that provides a needed service to the community in and around our conference city. This year Aglow International has adopted a non-profit organization called, Mission Community Center of Spokane as part of our 2018 US National Conference “Gifts to the City” program. We invite you to join us in giving new clothing donations to support their annual “Children's Christmas Joy” project.
Mission Community Outreach Center was founded in Spokane, WA in 1996 by a group from Mission Community Presbyterian Church. It originated as a local clothing bank and over the last 22 years has grown to also offer hygiene items, housewares, and diapers to low-income, the homeless and refugees living in Spokane.
For 15 years the Center was run solely by volunteers. Today, with one paid employee they still rely heavily on volunteers. In December they will be hosting their 9th annual “Children’s Christmas Joy” event. Parents will receive new clothing to gift to their children for Christmas. At last year’s event, they gave out new clothing to over 800 children. With your clothing donations, we can help brighten a family’s Christmas and bring joy to hundreds of children in the Spokane area.
Children's Christmas Joy
Suggested item to donate include (must be new):
- Long-sleeve tops
- New coats
- Warm winter pajamas (toddler to high school ages)
- Winter clothes for toddlers and up.
Where to Donate
Your purchases can be donated for this project at this year's U.S. National Conference in Spokane, WA. Find the Gifts to the City station in Exhibit Hall D (right outside the main General Sessions room) in the Spokane Convention Center.
If you would like to learn more about Mission Community Outreach Center please click on the links below: