Holidays are a time of joy and sharing. However, many families within our parish do not have the resources to celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or purchase gifts for the Christmas season. Social Ministries maintains the Thanksgiving Gift Card Project and the Christmas Giving Tree Project to reach out to our community to do for the least of our brothers that we may do for Christ.
The Thanksgiving Gift Card Project organizes donations taken during the month of November in order to provide assistance in the form of gift cards to those less fortunate so that they may celebrate Thanksgiving. We are collecting donations this year Nov 5-6 and Nov 11-12, 2016.
The Christmas Giving Tree Project puts up a Christmas Tree in the gathering space of the Church so that parishioners may choose to take a gift card tag for families in need. This year we will be collecting Gift cards only for this project.
Instructions for the Giving Tree are:
The annual St. Albert’s Christmas Giving Tree will be in the foyer of the church starting Saturday, November 26, 2016. There will be GIFT CARDS ONLY this year, no gifts. Here are the steps to follow if you would like to help:
Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
If you would like to receive assistance, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society in your area. To find the St. Vincent de Paul Society in your area, go to ssvdp.org and click on the Get Help! tab. Alternatively, call 211 to find contact information for this and other social services available to you.
For more information about Social Ministry, you may attend a regular monthly Social Ministry meeting on the third Tuesday of each month.