Tags from the Christmas Giving Tree program for Church of the Holy Family will be available on the full tree in the church hall and the small trees in the vestibule. If at all possible, please return your gifts at weekend masses from now until December 14/15 to allow our recipient organizations extra time to sort and distribute them. This program supports the four organizations:
- Mom’s House – item listed on tag
- The Jail Ministry – with clothing, personal care products, puzzle books, and cards
- Birthright – items include clothing and bedding for newborns
- Catholic Charities – gift cards for $5 or $10 to Walmart, Target or Boscov’s
Please attach the original tags to the outside of our gift. Do Not wrap gifts except those for Mom’s House. These tags will state, “Please Wrap This Gift.” Gift cards for Catholic Charities are to be returned in a separate collection at Mass.
In addition to the Giving Tree, we are again soliciting blankets for Birthright. Continuing a tradition at Church of the Holy Family, we are asking parishioners to provide receiving blankets for Birthright in memory of deceased members of our Human Development Ministry. Such extra generosity provides a beautiful, living tribute and shows our continued support of the choice of LIFE.
The second collections through December 15 will be for monetary gift cards. Purchase $5 or $10 gift cards for Boscov’s, Target, or Walmart. Please make sure the gift card is labeled with the value.
We are also collecting socks, hats, gloves, and scarves for a local elementary school through December 15. There will be a box outside of the office to drop them off.