All around us are families in financial need. Each year, St. George’s adopts several families with very limited means who have young children, and provides the material goods to celebrate Christmas. We call it “The Giving Tree.”
This year we’ll be assisting six anonymous families. We hang tags from The Giving Tree with an item listed on each tag. Parishioners may take a tag, purchase the item, and return it wrapped with the tag attached to the outside of the package.
We ask for some toys for the children and then many practical needs like warm clothing, blankets, grocery gift cards, cards for gas, and the food to make a Christmas dinner and stock the pantry for school vacation week. The families receive their gifts the week before Christmas.
Food items do not need to be wrapped but please attach the tag. Please bring all items to the church by Sunday, December 17. Wrapped items can be left under the tree but gift cards are best left in the drop box outside the office with the tag attached. We are not able to get any items to the families after the pick-up date.
If you have any questions please call Karen Gilroy 363-3904. Thank you for making this ministry possible, and for the love and hope we bring to these families.