Holiday/Christmas Programs



Each year, Mission for Area People partners with area churches, businesses and other service organizations to provide at least 100 Thanksgiving meals to families in need. Each family receives a basket with everything they need for a great home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner!

We are currently taking names for Families in need. To register for a Thanksgiving Basket please call our office at 231-733-9672. We are able to help 100 families. Basket Giveaway is the week of Thanksgiving. Pickup on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you would like to help us fill these baskets, we need the following items: Jell-O, Boxed Desserts, Turkey Aluminum Pans, Box Potatoes, Stuffing, Canned/Powdered Gravy, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Sweet Potatoes. All items must be received by Friday, November 19, 2021.


Christmas Teen Town

MAP offers a "Teen Town" Christmas with gifts for teens ages 15 to 18 years old. Children under fifteen are served well by Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army; however, they do not provide gifts for the older teenagers. Our Holiday Gift Shoppe volunteers will take orders of the gifts from the parents. Gift wrapping is available when requested.


Signup for Teen Towns will be the following dates/times:

Wednesday, December 1, from 9am to 12pm

Thursday, December 2, from 4pm to 6pm

Friday, December 3, from 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday, December 8, from 9am to 12pm

Thursday, December 9, from 4pm to 6pm

Friday, December 10, from 1pm to 4pm

Give Away/ Shopping Day will be held on Wednesday, December 15 from 8:30am to 4pm

Parents must provide a photo ID & DHHS printout of children in the home. Call our office for more information 231-733-9672.

Your support is very much needed each holiday season. You can help us make a difference in the lives of children in our community. Gifts, toys and monetary donations are appreciated and may be dropped off to our MAP office by Monday Dec. 13, 2021.