IT’S TIME TO TALK CHRISTMAS!
Christmas has always been a fun time of year at Mika. In 2016, we changed our 10 year tradition of holding our annual Christmas Store and transitioned into new traditions that are more closely aligned with our mission and the needs of our community.
We collected and distributed gift cards to 115 families who were participating in Mika’s core programs. We connected over 20 families through Share Your Tradition and saw new friendships built. And we celebrated together at a Christmas Party! This year we are continuing with our new traditions and we would love for you to be part of it!
Here are the ways you can be involved:
GIFT CARDS - THE BEST GIFTS THIS YEAR:
Like many of us, our neighbors are trying to make ends meet. Gift cards are a way to equip them to do that, whether the most urgent need is groceries or household items. The four places identified from our community as most useful are Smart & Final, The Grocery Store Outlet, Target, and Stater Bros. The gift cards will be disbursed through our neighborhood leaders who have been the ones identifying the families with the greatest needs each year. Equipping them with the gift cards allows them to connect with and offer support to their neighbors during a difficult time. If you or your church is interested in purchasing gift cards, click here for more information.
COMMUNITY- CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TOGETHER:
Lastly, will have one big Mika Christmas party on Saturday, December 9th at Mika’s Office! Our desire is for everyone connected throughout our Mika community to gather and celebrate together. RSVP here and stay tuned for more details on the party!