Christmas Giving Tree
Organizations Supported by the Giving Tree
St. Agatha’s is our Sharing Parish and is located on the west side of Chicago. St. Agatha’s assists its parishioners and others in their neighborhood in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Their parish office receives requests from their registered families for gifts to be distributed at their annual Christmas event.
Courage is based at St. Germaine Parish in Oak Lawn and networks with high schools in their area, including Englewood, to provide resources to pregnant young women and single parents. Besides programs to help their personal growth and parenting skills, Courage provides its mothers with the necessities they cannot obtain on their own, such as formula, diapers, wipes, clothes and household items. Other parishes donate clothing and diapers for infants and we are asked for donations for toddlers as well as bedding and towels for the moms.
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is located at 212 South Francisco in Chicago. They are committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential. This is accomplished through quality child care and early childhood education, after-school programs, comprehensive services to isolated seniors, programs for pregnant and parenting teens and outreach to at-risk families and individuals.
St. Josaphat Homeless Outreach – those folks who come to the rectory for a sandwich and soup or pop. Daily requests for socks, hats and gloves are the norm.
CHIRSTMAS GIVING TREE PROJECT coordinates the needs of partnering organizations with the generous spirit of our parishioners in order to provide gifts and the necessities of life (food, clothing, baby formula, diapers, car seats, etc.) to those in need in our neighborhood and beyond.
Please get back to us in November 2017 for information regarding the 2017 Giving Tree.