Giving Tree 2021

Romans 12:13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.

In this time of uncertainty and challenge, the need to bring Christmas cheer and hope to others is more important than ever. The Giving Tree Project is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of others and our community. If you are able, please join us in supporting those in need.

PROGRAM DETAILS
Due to the success of the program last year, we will again be using SignUpGenius for the Giving Tree Project, and will not be using paper ornaments. All gift requests will be listed on the SignUpGenius site https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094BABAF28A2F85-giving
where you will have the opportunity to choose a requested gift or make a monetary donation. Please click on the “sign up” tab next to the item you wish to donate. You will receive an email confirming your selection and reminding you of the due date. There will be a representative in the church Gathering Area the weekend of November 6 and 7 to answer questions about accessing Sign-up Genius.

Gift Drop-off – Donated gifts can be dropped off in Hendricks Hall on:
• Saturday, 12/4 from 4 – 6pm and
• Sunday, 12/5 from 8:30am – 2:00pm

If you have a conflict with the drop-off dates, please contact Deb Foley at debfoley@columbus.rr.com or (614) 580-6622, to make other arrangements. There will not be a collection closet or area at St. Brigid to collect donations in advance of these dates or after these dates.

Monetary Donations – You will also have the opportunity to make monetary donations through the SignUpGenius site. Details are available on the site.
Please Note – All gifts / donations must be received by Sunday, 12/5.

BENEFITING ORGANIZATIONS:
We will be collecting gifts for the following organizations:
Kentucky Mission: The Kentucky Mission is located in Booneville, KY, a rural area of high unemployment and low incomes. The Sisters of St. Francis minister to the needs of local residents and are requesting cash donations for emergency needs.
Heinzerling Community: Located on the west side of Columbus, Heinzerling serves a community of non-ambulatory residents with severe or profound developmental disabilities. Gift donations include toys, games and personal care items.
Stephen’s Community House: St. Stephen’s serves residents in the Greater Linden Community. Services include elderly and youth programs, childcare, and emergency needs, along with a food pantry. We are collecting monetary donations and Kroger gift cards for their food pantry.
St. Brigid of Kildare Emergency Fund: St. Brigid Parish often receives requests to help families with financial needs such as rent assistance, medical care, car repairs, transportation, etc. Small grants of money help those who are facing a financial crisis.
St. Lawrence Haven: Volunteers from parishes throughout the diocese make sandwiches and serve hot meals to about 250 people each day at St. Lawrence Haven, which is operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Toy donations are requested for the children supported by this organization.
Gladden Community House: Gladden Community House is located in Franklinton and provides services to the community such as education and recreation programs, meals for low-income residents, emergency assistance, and advocacy and support for individuals and families. Toy donations are requested for children served by their programs.

Please contact:
• Susan Corcoran regarding SignUpGenius: szcorcoran@gmail.com or (614) 832-2762
• Deb Foley with all other questions: debfoley@columbus.rr.com or (614) 580-6622

Thank you for your generosity and support.