Volunteers and Donations Needed for this Holiday Effort to Help Those in Need
A small issue like last minute renovations at New Hope International Church, the location that Christmas for Everyone has called home for the past 30 years, didn’t stop founder Mary Perez from working around the clock to make sure everyone still received the warmth of Christmas.
The event on December 25, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held at the new location at 701 Escobar St, Martinez, CA 94553 (former Bowrack building).
A non-profit organization, Christmas for Everyone helps serve people in need during the holiday season in Contra Costa County. The goal of Christmas for Everyone is that no one spends Christmas holidays alone or in need. For the last three decades the organization has provided thousands of Bay Area residents with free meals, groceries, haircuts, gifts, clothing and entertainment. Transportation is also provided to the host location, along with meals delivered to the homebound.
“It’s truly a blessing to be able to help others during the holidays year after year. I would like to thank building owner Al Turnbaugh owner of the building and current leasee Ian Bremner for donating the use of the Escobar location to us. Without it we may not have been able to make it to our 31st consecutive year,” said Mary Perez.
Perez added, “Not only do we need many volunteers on Christmas Day, but from December 2- 24, we will also need volunteers at the 701 Escobar location to help make phone calls (can do from home), hang posters, sort clothes and decorate.”
Additionally, donations of clothing and new presents can be dropped off until December 20 at:
701 Escobar, Martinez, CA
Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
US Bank, 659 Main St, Martinez, CA
Monday –Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Additional information, anyone wishing to submit monetary donations or sign-up as a volunteer may do so via ChristmasforEveryone.com.
Media outlets are welcomed and Mary Perez is available for interviews beforehand. Please contact Gina Zagotta at 415-786-8900, firstname.lastname@example.org