MWPAI helps Utica Rescue Mission wrap gifts for those in need

Employees at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute volunteered to help the Rescue Mission wrap gifts for those in need this holiday season.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 12:45 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 2:25 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Employees at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute volunteered to help the Rescue Mission wrap gifts for those in need this holiday season.

They gathered to wrap hundreds of items from winter clothing to toiletries on Friday, Dec. 13.

The Rescue Mission says volunteers help them save nearly $250,000 in vital funds that can go toward programs and services.

“This is the Christmas season which is the birth of our savior and Lord that we recognize, and as a Christian ministry and outreach organization, we just want to make sure that all that we serve have a gift that symbolizes the gift of God, and it symbolizes our community reaching out and making sure that they have something special and unique just for them to open on Christmas and celebrate just like the rest of us,” said Susan Woods, direction of development and communication at the Rescue Mission.

The Rescue Mission also kicked off another Christmas initiative, where people can purchase packages including hot meals, shelter and clothing items for others in the name of a loved one. The gifts are then shared with those who use the Mission's services. For more information, visit: uticamission.org.

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