Christmas Program

Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes holiday gifts to children, families, the 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. Now, generous donors bring new items to the Mission throughout the year to be distributed on the islands and in Hancock and Washington counties at Christmas time.

We also operate the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center, where people can choose the gifts they would like to give to their families.

To find out how you can help the Mission’s Christmas program this year, download the 2019 Christmas Wish List (PDF) and/or contact Marilyn Nickson. For the first time, we are also providing a wish list on Amazon which can be accessed by this link.