Good News Rescue Mission 2020 Drive

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? This little girl is already excited, although she admittedly would like more than her two front teeth under the tree. And we want to give it to her.

This year, Christmas is going to look a little different for all of us—but none more than Shasta County families who’ve been severely impacted by COVID-19. It would be easy to let the “bah humbug” of it all impact our giving, but this is when we need to do the most good for hurting families—those who been severely impacted by the economic downturn.

Providing new toys for kids who would otherwise have none is just one way we can say “Not in our town!” to the pandemic Grinch who would try to steal their Christmas.

Here’s how you can help! We are in real need of the following:

TOYS, BOOKS, DOLLS…WE NEED IT ALL! (Please, no stuffed toys.) Purchase NEW unwrapped gifts for children 0-12 years old, average gift value of $20. If you need barrels or boxes, please call: 530.242.5920 ext.125. Gifts due by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th. Deliver to our admin office: 2842 S. Market St., Redding.

GIFT WRAPPERS – If you consider yourself a wrapper (not rapper), sign up to come down to the Mission on Saturday, Dec. 12th between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. We’ll be wrapping 1,000 toys for our community’s children. Wrapping paper and tape are provided. Please bring your own scissors! (Even better if you can also do the Jingle Bells rap.)

BAKERS – You watch the Holiday Baking Championship TV show and think you can do better. Or close to it. Now is your time to show off! How about churning out a dozen delicious cookies from your favorite recipe and bring them down to our kitchen at 3050 Veda Street on December 16th? (We need a 100 dozen total!)

PARTY ELVES – Our Christmas elves will be leaving the building–standing outside the Civic as families drive through to pick up toys and a bag of cookies to good little boys and girls. (If they’re bad… no worries, we won’t judge.) This year our toy giveaway will be happening on FRIDAY, DEC. 18 from 11:00am to 6pm at the CIVIC AUDITORIUM, 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding, CA.


Robyn Snow, 530-242-5920, ext. 125. Or email: