Red Ribbon Christmas 2020
Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach provided boxes of toys, gifts, food, and toiletries for individuals and families throughout the six-county area served by the Mission. 625 boxes for Red Ribbon Christmas were prayerfully filled.
Volunteers filled the boxes with gifts appropriate for the age and gender of each recipient. Each person received a new gift purchased by the Mission and extra gifts lovingly reconditioned by volunteers throughout the year.
When the boxes were filled with gifts, they were taken to the Christmas Warehouse at the former PPG building on Murden St. where volunteers wrap the gifts. Paper products, personal care items, and other items were also added to the boxes to prepare them for delivery. Boxes were delivered or picked up on December 12 & 19 to homes with the help of volunteers.
In 2020, Red Ribbon Christmas boxes were delivered to 1,338 people, including 456 families. 13,675 new and gift ready items were given out that were valued at over $71,000! Gift cards to purchase food were given out to every family valued at $26,000. A special thanks to the We Care organization, which donated vital funds to make this outreach possible.
Our Volunteers Rock!
Our core 34 volunteers that work in our Christmas Warehouse all year devoted 6225 hours toward preparing all the gifts that were given out in our Red Ribbon Christmas Boxes. Our 370 seasonal volunteers that helped with wrapping, organizing, and delivering the gifts devoted 896 hours to Red Ribbon Christmas!
We could not do this program without you!!!