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Mitchell's Martial Arts host fundraising event for Operation We Care

Mitchell's Martial Arts host...

SALISBURY, Md. - A local business is trying to spread holiday cheer while also helping out a local non-profit. 

Mitchell's Martial Arts is hosting their 4th Annual Skate with Santa all to benefit Operation We Care. 

With the help of Salisbury Roller girls and Marshalls Insurances, Mitchell's is bringing back the roots of their building, the roller rink Skateland. 

It's a chance for them to do something this season of giving by letting families come out and skate around with good ole Kris Kringle. 

"This is a way for us to give back to reach out into the community and provide help you know to people that need it and do what good we can," says Robert Rovin, General Manager at Mitchell's. 

The Mitchell's, who have family that have served, wanted to make sure 100 percent of the proceeds from the event go to Operation We Care. It's a $5 cover charge and $3 for skates, that is unless you donate an item from Operation We Care's shopping list. 

Operation We Care's Jeff Merritt tells us you can donate just about anything, "Baby wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, pop-tarts, hot chocolate, just things we kind of take for granted because we can get them anytime." 

Merritt says they rely on fundraising events like Mitchell's Skate with Santa throughout the year to make what they do possible. 

Thanks to the community's support they were able to send out 2,000 care packages this year. 

The event is happening Saturday, December 23rd at Mitchell's Martial Arts at 3 p.m.


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