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Warren Family Mission needs donations of food items, toys, money

Published: Sun, December 8, 2013 @ 12:03 a.m.

Staff report


The Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Road NE, is having several free events during the Christmas season for which it needs donations of food, toys and money.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Winter Fest for children 12 and under; activities and breakfast.

Dec. 21: Parents/caregivers of registered children pick up toys at the times assigned to them. Items needed are new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children, newborn to teenagers.

Dec. 23, noon to 4 p.m.: Community Christmas Meal. Items needed include ham, instant potatoes, boxed pork stuffing, pineapple, salad, pork gravy, assorted cheeses, items for relish tray, items for punch, and rolls and butter.

Dec. 25, Christmas Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., brunch for people who don’t have family. Items needed include breakfast meats, hams, eggs, pancake mix, bread, pastries, butter, milk and juices.

Donations, including money or gift cards, can be dropped off at 2671 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or at 361 Elm Road NE, Warren, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Monetary donations also can be made via the Warren Family Mission’s website, www.warrenfamilymission.com, or by calling 330-394-5437.


1bumslife(28 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Gee, the staff and administrators must not have enough take-home pay to buy everything their families want. I've been in and out of shelters for a while, and the theft of donations intended for the residents and other poor, especially the nice, new things, more than not wind up in the trunks of the people who are working there. It's sad, but I know it from experience, and it's not just a few, those places are rife with this kind of crap. Sharon preacherman said it right: "You have to give to the greedy to get to the needy". Ain't it the truth?

I just wish they would make anyone working in a shelter-type program take a few classes in ethics, morality, and conflict of interest sujects. Then a few outling the criminal codes for theft, etc.

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