Rome Rescue Mission is Spreading Joy for Christmas

ROME, NY (December 2023) – The Rome Rescue Mission is preparing their Christmas festivities.  

Those wishing to donate toward the Christmas dinner and meal delivery, the following Items are needed: Hams, potatoes, yams, mayo, sauce, dinner rolls, butter, eggs, juice, dessert, and fresh fruit. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday at 413 East Dominick Street from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Mission also needs presents for children up to the age of 12. The most requested presents needed are educational toys, books, hoodies, dolls, sleeping bags, arts & crafts, nail polish, hairbrushes, gift cards, pajamas, slippers, Bath & Body Products, socks, tights, puzzles, toy trucks, remote cars, and underwear.

The Mission will be open on Christmas Eve from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Additionally, on Christmas Day a traditional Christmas meal will be served at 12:00 noon. Meals are available for dining in and takeout.

“There will always be people in our community who are hungry. Our doors are open to anyone who would like to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal,” said Matt Miller, Executive Director of the Rome Rescue Mission. “There are many who are in need who will join us for Christmas dinner. We’ll see people who are just struggling to get by, many needing help for the first time.”

Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks can be mailed to PO box 337, Rome, NY 13440.

Rome Rescue Mobile Mission will be distributing meals Saturday, December 24, 2023, on this schedule:

  • Colonial I from 11am to 11:20
  • Colonial II from 11:30 to 1145
  • Madison Plaza 11:50 to 12:10
  • Georgian Arms from 12: 15 to 12:30
  • Valentine from 12:40 to 12:55
  • Rome Mall Apartments 1:15 to 1:30

The Mission will be closed December 26th. For more information, contact the Mission at 315-337-2516.

The Rome Rescue Mission serves 250 meals per day and has a 16-bed shelter for women and children. They provide a means of hope by giving shelter to the homeless, feeding the poor, inspiring lifelong learning, and encouraging a personal relationship with God to everyone who is served.