Advent Giving Tree
The Advent Giving Tree is up in the gathering space with many suggestions for gifts or household/personal care supplies to purchase for those in need. Please return all of the gifts with their tags firmly affixed to the gifts to the bins near the Giving Tree. Please check the tags for due dates and wrapping instruction. We are helping the following organizations:
LOAVES AND FISHES -A non-profit collaborative which assists residents of Southwest Detroit. We are helping children from 15 families. You are asked to purchase and wrap all the gifts listed on the orange mitten tags for the family member listed. Due December 6.
HAVEN - A shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Please see the white snowmen tags for gift suggestions as well as gender, ages and sizes for the item. You do not have to purchase every item listed on each tag. They request only new items. Please do not wrap items for Haven but they welcome gift bags. Due date is December 1. Additionally, here is a link to donate to them.
VISTA MARIA - A residential center for girls/young ladies ages 11-24 and a foster care program for boys ages 3-18. Their stocking stuffer gift suggestions are listed on the blue and purple angel tags and should be unwrapped. vista Maria has an Amazon Wish List and a Target wish list that you can order gifts from and have them directly shipped to them at Amazon: bit.ly/VMWishList or Target: tgt.gifts/vistamaria. Due date is December 6.
ST. ALOYSIOUS PARISH NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES-Street ministers distribute the hand, toe and body warmers and the sleeping bags to homeless, working poor, and seniors in the downtown Detroit area. Please see the red heart ornaments for suggested gift items to support them. These are to be unwrapped. These are due December 6.
C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills - Offers comprehensive support for individuals & families in the Farmington Hills area that need everyday necessities. They are asking for diapers (all sizes) and baby food including baby formula. Please see the green tree ornaments for C.A.R.E.S.
There are also some purple church ornaments for a few local families in need. See the tags for gift suggestions.
Please contact Sue Crudgington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-553-4610 ext. 254 with any questions.