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Like many other families this year the holidays at MCC will be different. Unable to have an in person celebration like in the past Operation Elves was launched.

Last week Aisha Shabazz rounded up her staff and got to work. Nearly all the Day Program staff came to the New York avenue location and assembled gift bags for clients.  Day Program staffer Rachelle Mosley took on the enormous task of purchasing all the materials for the gift bags. Deliveries to clients began Friday and will continue this week until every bag is distributed.

In the bags the items varied – with one exception: warm hats, gloves, and socks were on everyone’s list this year. Some found body wash, tooth paste and other toiletries in their bags, while others opened their gift to find colored pencils and a pad of paper. For many of our clients this is the only gift they’ll receive.  At least 90 clients will receive a gift bag – because of generous supporters like you. Thank you.

Additionally, Dennis sent out an email to all MCC staff two weeks ago with an attachment. It was a simple form- for any client in need. Staff could nominate a client by simply filling out the short one page form. The response was overwhelming as so many are in need.  The forms were collected and 150 Target and Walmart gift cards were purchased. Clients that are struggling this year can use the gift cards to buy food for Christmas dinner, a winter coat, or a toy for a deserving child. And again, this type of unexpected kindness is only possible because of our donors. Thank you for being part of this, your community, and the MCC family.

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