St. Paul Giving Tree is an Advent tradition spreading Christmas cheer from our parish to hundreds of people through several local organizations. Each year recipients express their deepest appreciation for the generosity of our parishioners.
This year’s Giving Tree Program will begin the weekend of November 12-13. There will be two boards in the St. Paul Sanctuary with tag requests. Once the trees are put up over Thanksgiving weekend, the tags will be transferred to the trees.
Some organizations have requested gift cards again this year in lieu of individual gifts. If you would like to participate by giving a gift card, please put the gift card in an envelope marked with the organization’s name and leave them in a basket that will be marked for gift cards by the trees. Three organizations have requested gift cards (all gift cards must be returned to St. Paul by December 11):
- St. Katharine Drexel: SKD has requested gift cards to Target.
- Walker Cares: Walker has requested gift cards to Target or Amazon for this year.
- Sunset Point Camp: SPC has requested gift cards to Target, Walmart, Old Navy or Stop & Shop.
If you would like to obtain a tag with a specific gift request, there will still be many on the boards and trees through December 4th. If you participate, please fill out each tag with your name and phone number, and LEAVE the small detachable portion in the box near the board or tree. Keep the remaining portion of the tag and attach it securely to the wrapped gift so it can be sorted and distributed to the correct location and person.
All gifts and gift cards must be returned to St. Paul by Sunday, December 11th.
Volunteers, please note: sorting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12th in the St. Paul Parish Hall. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Donna Norwood at Norwood2611@gmail.com or 781-237-9956.