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ROME, NY (November 7, 2017) – The Rome Rescue Mission Christmas sign up dates are November 15th – 17th and November 27th – Dec 1st from 10am-5pm at 413 East Dominick St. Rome, NY. Any child in our community, up to 13 years old is eligible to sign up to have Christmas gifts provided to them by the Rome Rescue Mission. Parents ID is required with proof of children in the household. This event is made possible by generous donations by our community.

The Mission is accepting presents for children up to Age 14. Call 337-2516 for more information.

The most requested presents for girls are educational toys, books, children’s DVDs, Barbie’s and clothes, dolls, sleeping bags, arts & crafts, nail polish, McDonald’s gift cards, pajamas, slippers, bath & body products, candles, perfume, socks/tights, underwear, and hair brushes.

For boys, the most requested items are educational toys, cars, trucks, DVDs, science games, watches, boxers, socks, tools, remote control vehicles, hoodies, McDonald’s gift cards, video games, pajamas, and t-shirts. Last year, over 900 children received a gift through the generous donations of those in our community.

The Rome Rescue Mission is a Christian organization committed to assisting the least, the last and the lost. We provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring life-long learning and encouraging a personal relationship with God to all individuals and families we serve. Many come to our doors seeking a warm meal, a loving environment and hope for a brighter future. The Rome Rescue Mission serves 200 meals per day, has an 18-bed shelter for women and children. Monetary donations are always being accepted, checks can be mailed to PO Box 337, Rome NY 13440 or online at RomeMission.org. The Rome Rescue Mission, a hand up, not a hand out.

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