The men, women and children who live at Boise Rescue Mission shelters will get an early Christmas on Saturday when the organization hosts its tenth annual Christmas Banquet at the Boys and Girls Club in Garden City.
Guests who have pre-registered to attend will get a turkey dinner, food boxes to take home. More than 800 children will receive Christmas presents as well.
"The Christmas banquets are two of our most inspirational events, as we have the opportunity to provide meals, food boxes and Christmas gifts for children to our most needy neighbors" said Mission Executive Director, Rev. Bill Roscoe. On Wednesday the Mission served over 1,700 meals, provided 785 turkeys and food boxes and gave Christmas presents to almost 1,100 children, at their Nampa event.
I am continually amazed at how this community comes together to help non-profit agencys find the resources we need to serve people Roscoe said.
Last week alone the Mission received over 651 turkeys, 1,500 lbs. of food and hundreds of toys for kids through various drives hosted by businesses, churches and media personalities and organizations.
"A lot of people in this valley are struggling financially right now and more than ever, families need a little help. This community has responded, with hundreds of people digging deep into their own limited resources to bless others" Roscoe said, adding, This is the most generous community on the face of the earth.