Saint Rose Giving Tree
Goals and Purpose:
A confidential ministry established by the parish to help families that are financially struggling to be able to provide Christmas gifts to their children 12 and under.
Conduct interviews, compile database of applicants, assemble ornaments with the recipient’s needs, and contact area organizations that do similar programs to cross-reference names and avoid “double dipping,” coordinate food drive with Religious Education Department, collect and sort returned packages ensuring all ornaments have been accounted for and all gifts are turned in by the specified date. Also, printing and mailing acceptance and denial letters for recipients. Volunteers are also needed to set up the gym for gift sorting the night before distribution. Finally, volunteers are needed to distribute gifts and food on the specified day as recipients come in to pick up. Commitment for volunteers can range from a couple hours to several, depending on how much time you’d like to commit.