Modesto Spirit of Giving 5K Run & Walk - December 8th, 2018

The Modesto Spirit of Giving 5K Run & Walk gives back to the community! The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhoods Department’s Leisure Bucks program offers financial assistance to low-income children, seniors and individuals with disabilities, giving them access to recreational activities city-wide. The Leisure Bucks program is privately supported, relying solely on the contributions of citizens and fundraising events such as the Modesto Spirit of Giving.

Additionally, every year the Modesto Spirit of Giving partners with a non-profit in the city of Modesto to raise money for a great cause. This year, Modesto Gospel Mission will benefit from a portion of the run/walk proceeds, as well as the canned food drive.


Race Day Registration/Pick-up: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Tenth Street Plaza • WW Tenth Street
5K Run & Walk: 8:30 a.m.

Wheelchair Division
Children’s Fun Run – FREE! – 9:45 a.m.
Medal Pick-up – 10:00 a.m.

Visit: for more information and to register.

Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Party - December 22nd, 2018

This is how we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We serve over 2,000 homeless men, women, boys, and girls that come to the Mission for a delicious Christmas dinner, gift giveaway, and more. Come join the effort as our community gathers together to ensure that no one feels forgotten during Christmas. You can provide hope during this special time of year by donating food, funds, or unwrapped gifts for all ages; and by volunteering.

The gift items you donate will mean the world to someone who might not receive any other presents this Christmas. Toys, books, electronics, gift cards…what would you give a friend or family member for Christmas? Choose thoughtfully, and bring your new, unwrapped items for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages (teens too!) to the Mission by December 22nd.

Modesto Gospel Mission’s Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Party takes place December 22nd, 2018 at 12pm.

The Mission can always use volunteers and donations for this event. Contact us today at (209) 529-8259 to find out how you can get involved, or drop off needed items for the holidays:

Donate Christmas Gift Items:

• Toys
• Books
• Electronics
• Gift Cards
• Men’s Gift Items
• Women’s Gift Items
• Teen’s Gift Items
• Children’s Gift Items

Donate Christmas Dinner Items:

• Yams
• Marshmallows
• Festive pies (Such as pumpkin/cherry)
• Cool Whip (Tub variety, as we are unable to use spray)
• Stuffing mix
• Heavy cardboard compartmentalized plates
• Wrapped butter chips
• Heavy duty plastic utensils (forks, knives, spoons)