A full Thanksgiving dinner is provided at noon and evening each year for Residents, their families, Drop-Ins, and members of the community who are in need of a place to come. This holiday meal is advertised in the Courier and other agencies are notified. This is another opportunity for community members to volunteer to help with food preparation, serve at one of the meals, or help with clean up. The Mission also transports clients to other public holiday meals offered in the community.
Christmas Dinner and Gifts for Residents: A special Christmas dinner is provided the evening of December 23 for Residents following chapel. After the meal the Residents return to their rooms to receive Christmas gifts provided by the Mission's donors.
Christmas Dinner and Gifts for Drop-In's: When the Drop-Ins come to chapel on December 23, they are asked to fill out a form with individual size information. Families provide information for each member who is present. While the Drop-Ins attend chapel and a special Christmas dinner, volunteers sort out and bag gifts for each individual. Usually the gifts include a cap, gloves, socks, and a flannel shirt, sweatshirt, or coat for adults. Children receive similar gifts and age-appropriate toys. After the Drop-Ins have eaten, they return to the chapel and are given their bags of gifts to take home.
Holiday food baskets as well as hygiene packs are also available at Thanksgiving and Christmas time.
An evening meal is provided on Christmas Day but turn-out is traditionally small. However, enough food is provided so that anyone else who comes will not be turned away.
Sheltering the homeless since 1934.
510 West Main Cross
The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce
*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.