This year we will not have a Christmas Tree with tags to grab. Our Giving Tree tradition may feel a little different, but we still want to help those in needs.
Below is a list of the charities that we will be serving, and the items that are most in need. We wanted to provide the list now, as you start your holiday shopping, or find really good sales. Donations can be accepted on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 in the gym hallway before and after Masses.
Thank you for your understanding and generosity.
1) Christ Child House for boys is a charitable, non-profit organization of volunteers who have been helping disadvantaged boys throughout Michigan for over 100 years.
* Gym shoes for tween & teen aged boys, Men’s small or medium pajamas
2) Alternatives for Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
* Oven Mitts, small area rug, kitchen towels, dish drying racks, shower curtains, mixing bowls, laundry hamper, cutting board
3) St Vincent de Paul Jail Ministry helps those who are recently released returning citizens. We minister to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs with mentoring and pastoral services.
* Men’s undershirts, size XL to 5X, Men’s work boots, Men’s winter coat, size xl to 5x
4) Pope Francis Center is a warming center in Detroit. They provide meals and shelter for the homeless.
* Hats & fleece gloves, black fleece sweatpants, L to 3X, hand warmer packs, white Fruit of the Loom T Shirts (men's sizes)
5) Gianna’s House serves as a pregnancy center for all pregnant woman, providing them with an alternative to abortion, to increase the number of full term healthy babies and to decrease the high infant mortality rate.
* Baby bottles, sleep sacks, baby clothing, teething rings, pacifiers, baby toiletries, diapers & pull ups
6) St Michael will give gift cards to our families in need.
* Desired gift cards—Meijer, Target, Kroger, Marathon, Speedway, Larry’s (gift cards can also be ordered through SMA Scrip program > )