Look for the GIVING TREE in the lobby of the church the weekends of November 21-22 and November 28-29.
Please consider taking an ornament or two and return the gift (UNWRAPPED) listed on the ornament by the weekend of December 5-6.
The gifts will be taken to Circle of Concern for their Christmas gift program for their families.
Circle of Concern is located in Valley Park. It is a food pantry and provides assistance to families in the area.
The Christmas gift program provides toys and gifts to approximately 300 children up to age 16. This includes age-appropriate gifts, toys, hats and gloves, socks, etc.
If you have never shopped at the store “Five Below”, it is a great place to buy fun things. Everything there is $5 or less! If you have children or grandchildren, just think what they might like for Christmas and buy an extra one for the Giving Tree.
Teens are always harder to buy for, so gift cards are another option. There will be envelopes on the tree for gift cards and cash donations. Some suggestions for gift cards are Sports Authority, Old Navy, Target, Marshalls, Dicks Sporting Goods, TJ Maxx, and Wal-mart. Please limit the gift card amounts to less than $25 each. Don’t forget to purchase the gift cards through our SCRIP program!
Remember: Gifts are to be returned UNWRAPPED by the weekend of December 5-6.
- Donations of wrapping paper will also be accepted.
- Blankets, afghans and fleece throws are also needed for distribution during the winter months.
- Cash donations and gift cards are a good choice.
- Return envelopes in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office.
Questions about the Giving Tree? Please call Jan Krumm at 821-0899
Thanks in advance for your participation in this fun and easy holiday charity event!
PS, If you know of anyone in our parish who may need help this year providing gifts for their family, please contact our St. Vincent DePaul Society or the parish office.