St. Paul Giving Tree

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, the St. Paul Giving Tree tradition will continue this year. THANK YOU to our wonderful parishioners who have always given so generously to those in need. This year, the need is even greater. However, many of the organizations with whom we work to fulfill these needs must make changes for the protection of those they serve as well their own staff.  As such, there will be opportunities to provide the gifts directly to the recipients through a wish list on Amazon as well as a modified way to provide an actual gift request as done in previous years.  Below is an outline of each organization, the needs they have and how you can make a contribution.  Sunday, December 6th will be the last day for the collection of gifts and gift cards. 

For more information, please contact Donna Norwood at dbnorwood@verizon.net or (781-237-9956).

Sunset Point Camp/Catholic Charities (SPC): This year, SPC will be providing gift baskets to their families. They have requested our help with grocery gift cards from Stop & Shop or Target gift cards. Gift cards should be placed in an envelope marked “SPC” and deposited through the mail slot on the door of the St. Paul Parish offices.

Walker School: The Walker School will be collecting Target gift cards for their Toy Drive this year. Gift cards should be placed in an envelope marked “Walker” and deposited through the mail slot on the door of the St. Paul Parish offices.

Santa’s Magic – Soldier’s Home in Chelsea and VA Hospital: Gift items include: Watches, puzzle book, battery shaving kit, aftershave, zippered sweatshirt, PJ pants (size L or XL).  Gift Bags only this year; please no wrapped gifts as staff will need to check each package.  Please leave your gifts in a gift bag on the porch of the Parish Hall weekdays between the hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm and mark appropriately (SHC for the Soldier’s Home or VA for the hospital).

Remember, Sunday, December 7th will be the last day for the collection of gifts and gift cards. 

St. Francis House (SFH): SFH has created 3 Amazon gift wish lists. Below are the links with instructions to order on Amazon and have your gift sent directly to SFH:

Winter boots, socks and toiletries
General clothing donations
Winter items