Giving Tree 2023
The Giving Tree Project has been a parish tradition and demonstration of generosity for many years. Last year, over 600 gifts and >$10,000 in donations were provided by your generosity, making a significant difference in the lives of others.
How you can participate:
1. Select an ornament from the trees set up in the church on Saturday, Nov 11 and Sunday, Nov 12.
2. Beginning Saturday, Nov 11, choose from a list of gifts on the Giving Tree SignUpGenius below.
3. Make a monetary donation online through the St. Brigid website or by check to the Parish Office.
This year, our parish will be collecting for the following organizations:
- Bishop Griffin Resource Center: Food, clothing, household goods, along with emotional support and hope are provided at Bishop Griffin Center, located in east Columbus. Gifts to this organization include items for the community store.
- Gladden Community House: Located in Franklinton, Gladden Community House serves the low-income residents by providing educational and recreational programs, meals, emergency assistance as well as advocacy and support for families and individuals. Gifts for this organization include toys for the youth served by Gladden Community House.
- Heinzerling Community: Located in southwest Columbus, Heinzerling serves a community of non-ambulatory residents, both children and adults, with severe developmental disabilities. Its mission is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the quality of life of each resident. Gifts for this organization include toys, clothes, games, and personal care items.
- Kentucky Mission: The Sisters of St. Francis minister to residents of Booneville, Kentucky, a rural area of high unemployment and low incomes. Monetary donations are collected to help with emergency needs.
- St. Lawrence Haven/St. Vincent de Paul: Located in downtown Columbus, St. Lawrence Haven provides and serves meals for 150+ people daily. During the Christmas season, toy donations are requested for the children supported by this organization.
- St. Stephen’s Community House: Serving residents in the Linden community in Columbus, St. Stephen’s services include elderly and youth programs, childcare, and a food pantry. We are collecting food items for the pantry and gift cards from Kroger and Giant Eagle.
- St. Brigid Emergency Fund: Our parish often receives requests to help families with financial needs, such as rent assistance, medical care, car repairs, transportation, etc. This fund helps those who are facing financial difficulties.