The Giving Tree has long been a tradition in our church at Christmas time. As with other annual events of our church, plans for the Giving Tree to provide Christmas items to the Pregnancy Assistance Center have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to concern for exposure and with increasing cases in the county, the Mission and Outreach Committee are planning a different way to fulfill this mission. Our church has adopted a family from the Pregnancy Assistance Center for whom we will provide Christmas gifts.
As opposed to using ornaments as gift suggestions to be taken individually, we are asking for monetary donations. Some of the committee members have volunteered to purchase the items chosen by the family as possible gifts. In this way, those wanting to participate can avoid stores and crowds.
This very low-income family has 4 children, ranging in age from 14 to 2 years old. The three youngest children all have special needs. The two-year-old child has a severe heart defect. We will try to provide clothing and toy items for each child, as well as a gift item for the mother, who is single and also disabled, if possible.
Here is what your contribution could purchase for this special family:
- A $5 contribution could buy: Socks and Books for the Children
- A $15 contribution could buy: Shirts, Pajamas, Pants, a Football, a Doll
- A $20 contribution could buy: Craft Supplies, Building Blocks, a Wallet, a Purse
- A $30 contribution could buy: Legos, a Remote Control Car, Learning Toys and Clothes for Mother
- A $45 contribution could buy: New Bed Sheets
Money can be donated online, brought to the office, or mailed to the church. Checks should be made to “Presbyterian Church of Washington”. Please designate “Adopt a Family” on all donations. Deadline for collection is November 22, 2020. Thank you for your generosity.
Hopefully next year will bring a return to normal and resume the Giving Tree opportunity.