Christmas with Mercy
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year again! We are collecting toys for our popular Christmas with Mercy program and we need your help! We will be accepting NEW toys (valued at $25 or more) until December 12. No clothing will be accepted at this time. You can drop off your donation in our Thrift Store at 8182 Flannery Court in the designated bin.
Date: December 15-16, 2023
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: House of Mercy Food Pantry, 8154 Flannery Court, Manassas
Donations Accepted: November 17 – December 13
For Clients: To be eligible for our Christmas with Mercy lottery, you must be a registered client with children in the household and be actively receiving services PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2023. Families will be selected via a random lottery. We will be contacting selected clients sometime after Thanksgiving to make their appointments.
For Volunteers: Help spread the joy of giving this Christmas by volunteering at our Christmas with Mercy program. We are expecting to hand out toys to over 400 children this year. We need lots of help in order to make this possible! A volunteer sign-up will be available soon! Also, consider volunteering other days to help sort the toys we receive.
We not only need volunteers for the big day, but also the week prior for setting up. Please read through the description of the roles carefully, as certain duties have age restrictions. If there’s any confusion, let me know and I’ll be happy to clarify.
Historically, children volunteers younger than 10 years old do not enjoy helping with this event. Kids younger than 14 years old do, but they must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must be able to attentively listen to instructions and accurately follow them.