Christmas Gift Giving Trees
On the first weekend of Advent, November 26th and 27th, our parish Christmas Gift Giving Trees will be set up with gift tags for you to take and help those in need in our area.
This year, families in need will be able to select gifts for their children, according to gender and age, rather than asking for specific items. We hope this will make the process easier and more effective for all! We will need all gifts returned by December 11th, at the latest. Earlier returns will be most appreciated! Any gifts not received by the morning of December 11th will not make it to the families we are trying to help.
One of the most important ways to help the needy families and individuals in our area is to keep help coming throughout the year. So we will place some tags on our Christmas Gift tree, marked “Donation to Parish Social Ministry”. These donations will enable our Parish Social Ministry to respond to needs in the coming year, such as request for help with overdue utility and rent bills and other expenses that come up and are outside peoples’ ability to pay them with their meager incomes. This is another way that the generous people of St. Stanislaus can reach out to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
And there will be some gifts tags for toys for boys and girls who are helped by Catholic Social Services in Norristown, through our Youth Group.
Remember…
Please put the gift tag in a very visible place.
Please do not wrap gifts. We need to give them to the parents unwrapped.
Please do not put gifts in plastic bags; makes it harder to find tags and sort
We do not give out any violent or inappropriate toys, especially toy guns, boxing gloves, and other toys like those.
If you do not know what gift to get, a gift card to a local store, such as Walmart or Target, is a good alternative.
Thank you in advance for your wonderful generosity! And blessings to you and your family in the holy season of Advent.