Beginning Sunday, November 17, our annual giving tree for Mary’s Place will be at church.
The gifts we donate are for the Holly Jolly party that Mary’s Place throws for its residents each December. The gift tags are of three different categories: toys, groceries and parent gifts. With the help of volunteers, parents will be able to shop for a toy for their child and children will be guided in choosing a present for their parents. Each family will be provided with a $20 Safeway grocery voucher.
For many of the Mary’s Place residents, the Holly Jolly party is the only holiday celebration they will have. Besides being a really fun event, the kids learn to consider what their parent might need or enjoy as they shop with their elf. The act of gift-giving helps to create a bond of gratitude and appreciation within the family.
Please feel free to take as many gift tags as you like. For those with limited time, cash donations are also appreciated. All gifts should be returned no later than December 8. Items should be unwrapped and the gift tag taped to the package.
Thank you for providing some much-needed joy for these families!