GIVING TREE 2018
The Giving Tree is one of Pax Christi’s major Christian Service outreach activities. Through your generosity, our parish brings Christmas cheer to underprivileged children in Monticello & Wayne County. We have a steering committee but continue to need help with coordination and volunteers for the project.
If you have any questions or wish to be put on the email list, contact Nancy Lacy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the timeline for this year’s Giving Tree And how parishioners can participate:
Sat. Nov. 10th: 10am need volunteers to help prepare cards and set up the trees.
Nov. 11-30th: Need volunteers (2 or 3) to help assist at the tables before and after each mass to assist parishioners in the card sign out process and also to help sort gifts after the 11am mass each week. Parishioners select one or more Giving Tree cards from the Giving Trees in the gathering area. Purchase the gifts suggested on the card (an outfit & a toy – both gifts suggested to total no more than $50), gift wrap them and tie them together, & attach the prepared labels to the outside of the gifts (please be sure labels are easily seen).
By December 9th : Bring your wrapped & labeled gifts back to the church. We will have a collection area in the down stairs hall for collecting all the gifts to be checked-in. (Use labels provided – see the Giving Tree card). Gifts can be brought back to the church anytime but deadline is 12pm on Dec 9th.
Dec. 9-13th: Donate Little Debbie Snack Cakes (please only the single wrapped Christmas Cakes – we cannot serve the twin wrapped cakes) and juice boxes (please no pouches) to be served at the party for the children.
Dec. 15th: Pax Christi hosts the Christmas Party for Children in Monticello/Wayne County. Truck is loaded at 8AM and depart approximately 8:30am. We welcome all parishioners to attend the party with us (we need lots of help the day of the trip/party)
We will also be collecting new and gently used children’s books to be handed out at the party – there will be a collection box near the Giving Tree in the gathering area.