The Giving Tree
This is an annual Christmas project for the entire parish. In conjunction with the requests and needs of the recipients (mostly Lincoln-way area residents), we collect and distribute presents, food, utility payments, gasoline cards, etc., as provided by our parishioners. It is our hope to lighten the people’s burdens during this most beautiful season. Jesus taught us to love one another and it is our intention to share this love by means of this project.
Through the overwhelming generosity of our parishioners and the community, we were able to fulfill requests from: 95 families, 61 Nursing Home Residents, 59 retired nuns, 78 shut-ins, and many Daybreak Shelter gifts. January's distribution of food, gas cards, and utility checks exceeded all expectations. This year, we had our biggest expression of need, and the best ever response from our loving parishioners and the many volunteers who helped make this possible.
The Giving Tree
This year we were able to help 90 families and an additional 350 individuals in nursing homes, Daybreak Shelter, special needs children and adults, shut-ins, Paradise Park, retired sisters and Su Casa residents.
We had an overwhelming response from our parishioners in 2011 with gift donations and over 200 volunteers to help sort, wrap and deliver.
The Giving Tree 2010
The Giving Tree processed the requests of 85 families and another 380 individuals this year. With the use of part of the school gym for the first time, we were able to use more volunteers at one time without people bumping into each other. We were blessed with around 120 volunteers; this is more than we have ever had in the past.
God bless your generous giving and volunteering!
The Giving Tree 2009
Again this year, thanks to the generosity of our 'loving' parishioners, we were able to distribute gifts to 96 families, 59 Nuns, 60 people at Daybreak and Shepherds House,
53 through Easter Seals and an amazing 182 Shut Ins/Nursing homes residents.
In addition, we had enough money to help with checks for utilities, grocery cards, gift cards, etc. We even sent some people gift cards for 'dining out'.