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“Christmas with Mercy” Program Helps Provide a Meaningful Christmas for Children

Provided by House of Mercy

House of Mercy has launched its seventh consecutive “Christmas with Mercy” program for the children
of qualified clients. Individuals and community organizations provide gifts as a special Christmas
donation for the children who receive food and clothing aid from the House of Mercy (HOM).

Staff and volunteers of HOM are planning the gifting program for more than 350 low-income children
who are eligible to receive free gifts this year by virtue of their parents taking classes at House of Mercy.
Relying upon the kindness of the community, House of Mercy hopes to enable our client parents to
experience the joy of gift giving that reflects the love of Christ in this blessed season.

“We love to welcome groups and individuals to help with the annual event. People may visit our
website, then follow the link to our SignUpGenius page, to sign up online for their volunteer job and
time. Volunteer slots start on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and end with the event on Saturday, Dec.16, when our client parents come to the gift distribution,” said Ann Cimini, Executive Director.

Gifts are accepted at the HOM Donation Center during regular donation hours at 8162 Flannery Court, Manassas. Gifts must be received at HOM by Thursday, Dec.14.

Because client children might be receiving only one gift, HOM requests the gifts to be valued in the $20-
$25 range.

For more information about the House of Mercy’s “Christmas with Mercy” program, how to register as a
client, or to donate financially, email [email protected] or call 703-659-1636.

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