Advent Giving Tree

Over the course of Advent, parishioners take ornaments from the Giving Trees that express the need of a particular ministry. These gifts are then returned to the parish, picked up by ministry leaders of multiple Justice and Peace ministries, and distributed to those most in need in our community. Through this annual Giving Tree, we are feeding the hungry, providing clothes to the needy, offering prayers of solidarity, and providing hospitality. Ultimately, we are helping this Christmas season be a season of joy and gratitude for all.

The 2022 Advent Giving Tree will run from November 19th-December 12th!
(some gifts need to be returned by December 4th)

The primary way is Taking a paper ornament from the trees in the Stewardship Center.

On each ornament is a gift for an individual or family from our parish or one of our partner organizations.
Then you can bring the gift back to us according to the instructions on the ornament.

The organizations included on our treat this year are: Catholic Parish Outreach, Hispanic Family Center, Emily K Center, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Passage Home, St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia. Parish ministries that benefit include Prayer Shawl, Feed the Need, St. Francis Brown Bag Ministry, and Oak City Cares

Returns Gift by the date on the tag to: 

Community Center Lobby: Monday-Friday from 8am-2:30pm starting November 8th-December 12th. 

In the Stewardship Center: Before or after Mass on the weekends and during the week from November 21st-December 12th

**All Gifts for Hispanic Family Center & Passage Home are due back to the church by Sunday, December 5th.** 

You can make a financial donation through Faith Direct to
the Advent Giving Tree.

Visit this link to make a donation through Faith Direct:
https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/NC674/40890

The following organization will be beneficiaries  of our financial donations this year:  Duke Children’s Hospital, Helen Wright Center, Ronald McDonald House in Durham, and Helene Foundation and our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.
These organizations work with vulnerable populations and we are proud of the work they do.

 

Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions: Donation.Drives@stfrancisraleigh.org 

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