Rescue Mission needs sleeping bags

This holiday season Bridgeport Rescue Mission will bring warmth and comfort to hundreds of men, women and children at their Sleeping Bag and Bedtime Bag Give-Away, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nehemiah Commission building, 1600 State St.

This is the first year for the event where mission staff and volunteers will distribute new sleeping bags to adults and children to ensure they’re never without a bed. Boys and girls will also receive gift bags filled with a small stuffed animal, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, mild soap and a bedtime story book.

Mission friends and partners are encouraged to purchase and donate new adult-size sleeping bags in solid colors, as well as the gifts that will be included in the children’s bedtime bags. The items may be delivered to the Mission’s Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Ave., Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through Dec. 14. They may also purchase “virtual” sleeping bags by donating $20 for each one on the Mission’s website,

Amanda Cuda