Advent Giving Tree
What is the Advent Giving Tree?
Through the generosity of many parishioners, Christmas joy is given to many families and individuals in need who would not be celebrating Christmas without our help.
We partner with H.I.P. (Heightened Independence & Progress) A Center for Independent Living for People with Disabilities – www.hipcil.org. We also provide for families and individuals within the local community.
The Giving Tree is placed in the Gathering Space on the Feast of Christ the King. Gift tags with specific requests are placed on the tree and parishioners are asked to take a tag, purchase the gift and bring the unwrapped gift to the Gathering Space by a specified date, along with the tag. Collected gifts are then sorted by individual, wrapped and delivered.
What is the time commitment?
Gift wrapping takes place on the Third Sunday of Advent. We begin at 9:00am and wrap until all gifts are wrapped (usually around 5:00pm). Volunteers can sign up for the hours they are available to help. Drivers may be needed during the week to help deliver the packages.
How does one participate?
One participates by volunteering to wrap gifts. You don’t have to be a professional, just able to cut and tape. Bring a friend or two with you. If you are available during the day to drive, your help may be needed with the delivery of the gifts.
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