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Giving Tree Update – December 2, 2018

The Giving Tree

Season’s Greetings!

Saint Andrew families have helped over 550 students ranging from Pre-K – 8th grade stay warm over the cold, winter, Chicago months.  Let’s do our part again this year and help those who have less than this holiday season.

As a reminder, the Giving Trees are up and stocked with ornaments and are located in the back of the Church, in the school lobby, inside the JK classroom and outside Pre-K.  We will also have volunteers handing out ornaments several days a week at drop off and pick up starting Monday, November 26th – Wednesday, December 12th with our “MOBILE GIVING TREE”.  That is when Saint Andrew families will be able to select these ornaments off the trees and begin their holiday shopping for these very deserving children.

As a reminder, here’s how it will work:

Each child/student from St. Mary of the Lake and St. Thomas of Canterbury is going to receive a gift from a Saint Andrew family (families can take more than one child if they choose) equaling no more than $25.00.  This gift will include two (2) NEW items from a pair of gloves/mittens, socks, a winter hat or scarf.  90% of these students are immigrant families and are often taken aback by how cold Chicago winters are.  How thankful these children will be to have two brand new gifts this Christmas!

Once your shopping is complete, please return the two (2) NEW items AND the ornament in a zip  lock bag to either the school or the rectory by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th.

Please DO NOT leave any items under the tree in the Church.

Thank you for all your support!


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