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While The Mother Church has a local Almoner who sees that needy local members do not go without food, clothing, rent payments, and so on, special steps are taken by the Almoner at the holiday season to guard that none of these families are without cheer and comfort. Some Christian Scientists contribute especially to send Thanksgiving dinners to these members; and others contribute in time for the Christmas celebration.

In 1934, in preparation for Christmas Day, food orders and clothing were sent to needy men and women for themselves and for the children who attend regularly The Mother Church Sunday School. Christmas baskets, containing food and other items, were taken to some families. The Comforts Committee, under the direction of the Almoner's office, distributed used clothing. Dinners were sent to some members through the generosity of special contributors, and meal tickets were given to others in order that they might have Christmas dinners in restaurants which advertise in The Christian Science Monitor. To some, small amounts of money were distributed. And at the conclusion of the day before Christmas it was felt that not a family nor an individual who was a member or an attendant of The Mother Church or its Sunday school was left unprovided with at least a good dinner on Christmas Day.

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