Santa delivers early bike bonanza at the Mission

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Good Samaritan Mission finished up its Breakfast with Santa this morning. The annual event is a chance for the Mission to dole out brand new bikes, helmets, hats and gloves for 40 children in the Early Head Start program.

Early Head Start is a child development program primarily for low-income families who meet the federal poverty guidelines.

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Posted by Kathryn Turner on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Santa got some help from the Turner family who graciously purchased all the bikes and helmets. First Interstate Bank kicked in for winter hats and gloves for all the kids. Bank of the West has provided a grant for years that helps feed kids in EHS.

“Every week we put together a bag of food for families identified as being in need. We never meet them. We don’t know who they are or what’s their story,” said the Mission’s Georgia Ligori about the program she started in 2011. “This event gives us a chance to meet them all in person and see the joy it brings There are no words, you just have to experience it.”

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