Giving Tree 2022

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

This year, you will have two ways to choose gifts. You may choose an ornament from the Giving Trees which will be located in the Church Gathering Area on Nov.12 and 13 OR you may choose a gift from SignUP Genius which will be open November 1.

GIVING TREES:

You may choose an ornament(s) from the trees on Nov.12 and 13. Instructions for purchasing the gift, packaging it and returning it will be on the ornament.

SignUP GENIUS:

All donation opportunities are listed by organization on the Sign-up Genius at the link above

On the sign up form, please click on the “sign up” tab next to the item or cash amount you would like to donate – you will receive an email reminding you of your selection and the due date from SignUp Genius.

GIFT DROP OFF – Donated gifts can be dropped off in the school cafeteria on:

              Saturday, 12/3 from 4 – 6pm and

              Sunday, 12/4 from 8:30am -2:00pm

Please return your gifts unwrapped with a gift bag and tissue paper attached. It is important that you return your gift no later than Dec.4 as gifts are delivered to the organizations beginning Dec. 5. PLEASE ATTACH THE ORNAMENT TO THE GIFT WHEN YOU RETURN IT.

The Collection Closet in Hendricks Hall will be available for two weeks prior if you are unable to come on these dates.

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.

MONETARY DONATIONS – To sign up for a financial donation, click the donate button above.

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, clothes, 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.
  • Bishop Griffin Resource Center – ministers to the residents of East Columbus distributing food, clothing and household goods as well as emotional support and hope. Requested gifts include food donations and gift cards.

Please contact:

Thank you for your generosity and support.