The Social Ministry Committee invites you to be a part of our Annual Advent Giving Project. This year will be different than in the past years. The Advent Wreath is in the back of church with suggested items and gift cards that can be purchased for the agencies/groups that we are helping this year. There are no ornaments to take with you due to protocols we need to follow.
New this year….You can also sign up for items through our website (www.stcharlesgreece.org) under News Item — Annual Advent Giving Project. There is a list of items available and all you need to do is click on the agency/group and then sign up for the items you’d like to purchase. When you sign up, you will need to include your name and either your phone number or e-mail address.
To sign-up for Gift Cards, click here: https://stcharlesborromeochurch4.flocknote.com/signup/28261
To sign-up for needed items, click here: https://stcharlesborromeochurch4.flocknote.com/signup/28263
The groups/agencies that are part of this year’s project are:
Holy Apostles: they are requesting board games
Catholic Charities Community: various gift cards
St Michael’s: various gift cards to help families
Andrews Center: gift cards to Target and Walmart
Mary’s Place: hygiene supplies
Women Care Center: baby items, diapers, wipes, formula, etc.
Sanctuary House: winter hats & gloves for children; sweaters (Size L) for women
St. Charles Community: food items for Christmas baskets—place by St. Joseph’s statue
All items need to be returned UNWRAPPED when you bring them to church. We ask that all gifts be returned to church by Sunday, December 6. We are most grateful for anyone who participates in this annual event. Members of the Social Ministry Committee will ensure that all gifts are distributed to the appropriate agencies prior to Christmas.
NOTE: When purchasing a gift card, the suggested amount is $20 to $25 per card if you are able to do so. If not, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!