Giving Tree: Help Brighten Christmas for Families in Need

Posted on November 21, 2023 by Published by

We invite you to join us again this year in making a difference for the individuals and families of Our Lady of Unity Parish (formerly St. Mark Parish) who are in great need. This year the families are struggling even more than past years. The need for warm clothes and food continues.

Our Lady of Unity (formerly St. Mark’s) provides OLW with lists of families and individuals who need our help.  The list includes people of all ages.  For many of these families, the contribution from Wayside will be the only material gifts that they receive this Christmas.

We seek to make the Holiday special for children, adults and families through a structured giving method that best meets their needs — gift cards. Gift cards allow parents to purchase exactly what their child wants OR needs. Gift card for adults may provide for the purchase of much-needed warm sweater or gloves.

Each envelope hung on the trees represents an individual who needs our help. Enclosed in each envelope is a slip for ordering gift certificates and the “QR” code for those that prefer to use Give Central. You may purchase gifts cards on your own or use the slip to indicate amount of your gift and your choice of store. Return the envelope with your check and the slip completed and we will purchase the gift card through our school program.

We ask that you place your return gift envelope in the boxes at the back of church near the Giving Trees or in the Parish Business office.  The final date for gift return is December 10, 2023.  This allows time for our gifts to be delivered to and distributed at Our Lady of Unity Parish and allows the families time to shop.

Give Online!
Click HERE to donate to Giving Tree 2023 via GiveCentral.

Thank you for joining us in this beautiful expression of the Christmas Spirit!

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