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Cranford Residents Seek Holiday Donations for Missions Possible

Last year's Missions Possible holiday party. Credits: Bill Thompson

CRANFORD, NJ – Missions Possible, a local outreach program that aids women and children transitioning out of Elizabeth’s YMCA women’s shelter, seeks donations for its 7th annual holiday party.

The holiday party, held for homeless mothers and their children, will provide these families with brunch, gifts, music, crafts and pictures with Santa.

“This year, there will be more than 100 children,” Melina Thompson, co-founder of Missions Possible, said. “We give out presents not just for them, but for the mothers too.”

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To help with the party, Thompson and her partner, Robin Johnstone, both Cranford residents, rely on assistance from the Cranford community, which is included but not limited to volunteers from St. Michael Church, a diaper and wipe collection by Helen Baldwin School, music from the Cranford High School choir and more.

Those wishing to donate can purchase a gift on Amazon or Target that can be directly shipped to Missions Possible. Alternatively, gifts can be dropped off at 14 Cranford Avenue.

“The party is fast approaching,” Thompson said. “If anyone would like to help, please donate a gift or gift card.”

To contact Thompson or Johnstone with any questions, email mthompson103@comcast.net or robinLjohnstone6@gmail.com.

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