The Christmas Giving Tree, located in the Gathering Area, is filled with gift tags with donation requests from the following organizations. Select a gift tag of your choosing and the organization’s desired donation will be listed on the tag. All donations are to be returned to St. James and placed under the Giving Tree no later than December 2nd. Your donations mean so much to the recipients and organizations, so please consider supporting the Christmas Giving Tree. Here are the organization highlights:
Sussex Outreach Services: The Sussex Outreach Services organization holds an annual Christmas Gift program, where area parents of children in need are allowed to select one gift of their choice. Your donation of an unwrapped toy, game, or clothing item will ensure that all children connected with the SOS program will be able to receive a gift.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. James: This St. James Parish based group responds to parish needs in many ways, but most frequently in emergency situations that include power shut offs or imminent evictions. Please donate Cash (checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society), gift cards to Pick ‘n Save or Gas Station gift cards, which are especially needed this year. These donations will assist individuals or families in our parish area who have come upon extremely difficult times.
Interfaith: This faith-based Waukesha County non-profit organization runs a Holiday Gift Program which provides a gift envelope of items to low-income homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. Please provide a $10 gift card to either Walgreens or Pick ‘n Save, a $5 gift card from McDonald’s or a book of stamps for Interfaith to include in their gift.
Milwaukee Center for Independence: This non-profit organization works with inner-city, poverty stricken families with developmentally delayed or disabled children, particularly the ages from birth to 3 years old. MCFI holds an annual Christmas Party for these families and provides gift certificates for food, clothing or pharmaceutical/personal needs. Please donate Gift Cards of $5 – $20 from Walmart, Pick ‘n Save, or Target.
Hebron House: This non-profit organization provides emergency housing and related services to people in transition with the basic needs of shelter, food and personal support. Please donate specific gift as listed on the gift tag. These are gifts that will be given to a current resident at Hebron House.