#GivingTuesday – Thank You for Including Mission Communities

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you for including the Mission’s Downeast and unbridged island communities this #GivingTuesday.

Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes holiday gifts to children, families, elderly, and nursing home residents. The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.

Last year, thanks to generous donors we helped with gifts for over 1,500 children and elderly in need. Our Christmas Program Wish List 2019 with shipping instructions is available for downloading here. For the first time, we are also providing a wish list on Amazon which can be accessed by this link.

This morning we were given an Wish List update from Tara, one of the staff running the Christmas Program. Tara said, “Some items currently needed for the Christmas Program are gifts for teens, younger kids (especially girls), babies and we could really use boys and girls clothing sizes 4-8.”