Mission’s holiday adoption program deadline is near — but there’s still time to participate

Six wooden Christmas trees with tags that list gifts families have requested line the halls of the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center in Mission. The deadline to drop off gifts Wednesday.

It’s the season of giving, and the city of Mission is in the final stretch of an annual push to help local families around the holidays.

Those who wish to “adopt” a family for the program still have time. The holiday adoption program provides donated meals to families at Thanksgiving, and donated gifts to families at Christmas. Mission works with local school social workers to select families that will participate in the program.