Giving Tree 2023 Results
The Giving Tree project was once again a resounding success. Through the generosity of St. Brigid parishioners, approximately 700 gifts and $16,000 were distributed to the following organizations:
- Gladden House – gifts for 150 preschool and after school children in the Franklinton area of Columbus.
- St. Lawrence Haven – in partnership with the City of Dublin, 140 gifts for their annual Christmas shop for disadvantaged families in downtown Columbus.
- Bishop Griffin Resource Center – 125+ gifts of clothing and household goods to stock their community store in east Columbus.
- Heinzerling – 250+ gifts of toys, clothing and personal need items for the population of non-ambulatory residents, both children and adults, with severe developmental disabilities.
- St. Stephen’s Community Center – 100+ gifts of food for their Christmas Cares food distribution program in the Linden community.
- Kentucky Mission – $8,670 to support the efforts of the Sisters of St. Francis as they minister to the needs of the residents of Booneville, Kentucky, an area of high unemployment and low incomes.
- St. Brigid Emergency Fund – $7,270 to be distributed by the staff of St. Brigid’s to persons in need as they see fit.
The Giving Tree committee thanks all those who participated in this important project by donating gifts and/or their time to make it a success. The recipient organizations are deeply grateful for your support. The director of Bishop Griffin Resource Center writes, “Thank you, thank you for your Giving Tree donation. The socks and underwear will help so many. We appreciate your efforts to gather and drop off the donations. It truly takes a village to help our neighbors and your generosity is a blessing”