The Rome Rescue Mission is asking the community for donations this holiday season. The Mission is anticipating to donate over 2400 toys in the next two weeks, to those kids who are in need.
According to the Mission’s executive director, the donations are much more than just gifts.
“These gifts prevent children from perhaps being abused by parents,” Matt Miller Executive Director of the Rome Rescue Mission said. “We want them to mean much more than just a toy, I want these kids to have a better Christmas than my own children.”
According to Miller, the Mission has already received many donations. Throughout the years he said this is a true privilege to him.
“It is my privilege to be able to give at least hope to these kids,” said Miller. “I have been doing it for over twenty-five years and it never gets old.”
Throughout his 25 years at the Mission, he has seen many children grow from poor situations to placing many within colleges. Miller said, it all stems from the community and he cannot thank them enough.
If you are interested in donating toys or clothes all donations are accepted at the Rome Rescue Mission, at 413 East Dominick St. in Rome.
“This is a great cause and there is no better satisfaction than helping someone in need,” said Miller.
The Mission will be serving food Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.