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Christmas comes early for urban families today

Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families.

The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part of the ministry’s 2018 Mission Christmas outreach.

Through the effort over the years, City Union Mission has said it’s goal is to keep “Christ” in Christmas by reaching out with God’s love and compassion to serve those in need in Kansas City.

As part of the delivery, each household will also receive a frozen turkey and a food basket filled with items to prepare a complete holiday dinner.

Through the 2018 Mission Christmas outreach, which includes the Christmas Store and ‘No Family Forgotten’, the Mission expects to provide as many as 14,000 gifts, 1,000 families will be touched and nearly 5,000 people in total will be affected.

In addition to the income-qualified families who will receive presents through the delivery on December 24, men, women and children in the Mission’s shelters will also receive gifts, as well as participants in the Mission’s Vanderberg Youth Center, residents of local nursing homes and inmates of the Jackson County Detention Center.

The deliveries are expected to be completed by noon. All the deliveries are originating at the Mission’s Chritmas Store loated at the Community Assistance Center.