Great Thanksgiving Banquet & Bundle Up - November 21st, 2018

The holidays are a critical time for many poor and homeless individuals and families, and is the busiest time of the year here at the Mission.

Each year on the day before Thanksgiving, the Modesto Gospel Mission serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings to over 1,000 men, women, and children–and provides each guest with free winter wear such as coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves. Many of these individuals who come to the Mission for help live in the nearby airport district, one of Modesto’s most impoverished areas.

Modesto Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet & Bundle-Up takes place November 21st, 2018 at 2pm.

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 Thanksgiving Banquet Items:
• Turkeys
• Stuffing mix/Celery
• Green beans with corn
• Potatoes/Gravy mix
• Pumpkin pies
• Cool Whip (Tub variety, as we are unable to use spray)
• Heavy cardboard compartmentalized plates
• Butter chips (wrapped in foil)
• Heavy duty plastic utensils (forks, knives, spoons)

Donate Thanksgiving Bundle-Up Items:
• New or gently used coats for men, women, or children. All sizes!
• Hats
• Gloves
• Scarves
• Socks

Coats & Blankets Ride - November 3rd, 2018

Donate coats, twin bedding, and other warm winter items to this event taking place November 3rd, 2018 at 10:00am at 1400 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, CA. The event will also feature a bicycle display and BBQ.

More details coming soon.

Giving Tuesday - November 27th, 2018

Giving Tuesday is the best time to give this season!

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving, and this year you can support the Modesto Gospel Mission as they help countless men, women, and children with your donation!

You can donate on our website and track all of the Giving Tuesday activity by following the Modesto Gospel Mission on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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.

Schedule:

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: https://modestospiritofgiving.org for more information and to register.

Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Party - December 24th, 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 24th, 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)