More than 200 Christmas Gifts Given to Elderly, Homeless, and Recently Housed Families

Williamsburg House of Mercy put together more than 200 Christmas gift bags using donated items from the Saint Bede Catholic Church Senior Giving Tree, homeless care packages from community organizations, and Handmade for the Homeless knitted items from The Flying Needles knitting drive. Bucktrout Funeral Home helped deliver items to Envoy nursing home and Colonial Manor picked up items for their residents as well. These care packages are part of Williamsburg House of Mercy's efforts to be present and celebrate with the elderly, homeless, and newly housed families during the Christmas season.

The Williamsburg House of Mercy partners with over 15 faith groups and various businesses and nonprofit organizations to help minister to the poor and homeless in Williamsburg. They see men, women, and children who are in desperate need of the basic necessities, including food and shelter. Services and programs focus on a mission of providing financial assistance, food stability, homeless services, crisis pregnancy support, homeless rehousing and other outreach assistance to the greater Williamsburg community.

For more information on how to join them in this effort, contact 757-229-3700 or visit their website

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