While COVID-19 has definitely changed our lives, it has also helped transform our work. For 30 years, Mercy Center has responded to the needs of the community. This challenging year, 2020, has been no different. After moving our classes, programs, and services to the new virtual reality, Mercy Center also began providing meal, grocery, and debit card distribution to our participants when they needed it most.
Through the generosity of so many, as we moved closer to the holidays, we were able to distribute specially-selected gifts for our families that were delivered to us. We were able to use the monetary donations to purchase gift cards to help parents shop for their children. We were even able to celebrate the outdoor visit from Santa with our youngest participants in our garden.
As we look forward to 2021, we remain grateful to all who have supported and enabled our work this year. We wish you blessings for the holidays and a happy, healthy new year.