The Midnight Mission is holding their famed Christmas Day Brunch and Santa’s Village for LA’s homeless population. This year’s festivities are particularly meaningful because they mark the official kick-off to the Midnight’s 100th year anniversary. This is a unique LA event with an interesting and unusual combination of elements – holidays, homelessness, and 100 years of service with a very real food component. This event is happening Downtown on Skid Row, right here in our own backyard.
Sponsored by Nestlé USA, the event embraces the true spirit of the holidays, and welcomes thousands of the City’s neediest to a healthy and hearty holiday meal. Hundreds of volunteers, celebrities, and local leaders including actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer Dick Van Dyke; CBS News anchor Kent Shocknek; 95.5 KLOS Radio personality Gary Moore; actor, environmentalist, and Midnight Mission Board Member Ed Begley, Jr., and former Mayor Antonio Villariagosa.
Concurrently, The Midnight hosts its Santa’s Village, where the most impoverished children will be able to select toys of their choice ranging from guitars, electronics, skateboards, and bicycles—all age-appropriate—and be greeted by Santa Claus and his helpers. Its doors are always open and since its inception in 1914, the Midnight Mission has never missed a day of providing meals and services to the homeless community.
Commemorating its 100-year anniversary, The Midnight hit an unfathomable milestone this December when the Midnight served its millionth meal of the year for the second year in a row; it has not served that many people in one year since the Great Depression!
WHAT: The Midnight Mission Annual Christmas Day Brunch And Santa’s Village For The Homeless
WHEN: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: The Midnight Mission | 601 San Pedro Street | Los Angeles, CA 90014
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