Giving Tree

St. Joseph Parish will once again be offering our annual Giving Tree Outreach. Our goal is to bring some Christmas joy to families in our community struggling to make ends meet.

Tags will be available to pick from the trees at the back of the church. Please keep distance while picking tags. But, you can also arrange to get tags by calling or texting Pat Knittel at 708-692-7472 or by email at patricia.haseltine@gmail.ccom. She can also answer any questions about this year’s Giving Tree.

Tags can be selected from November 26-27, through Friday Dec. 10. Bring your unwrapped gift to church on the weekend of December 11-12 (before Saturday Mass 3:30-4pm and before or between Sunday Masses).  

Be sure to attach the ornament to the gift. If you have more than one item, secure them with a ribbon. Place in matching pile. Each type of tag will be placed in its own pile to reduce sorting.

Below we have the Ornament Codes and some Gift ideas. (Please no items needing batteries).

Ornament code and gift ideas  

River Valley Pregnancy Center   

Gingerbread boy  - clothes size infant to 6X, toys for ages newborn to 5, crib sheets,

Harbor House

Round ornament-each tag will have specific wish list for that person

Sacred Heart Mission Pembroke

Bell-babies to age 3 toys, clothes, blankets, books, pajamas

Tree-children 3-8 years toys, clothes, hats, mittens, books, pajamas

Snowman-children 8-12  toys, clothes, hats, mittens, books, board games, pajamas

Star-Teens Hoodie sweatshirts, hats, gloves, pajamas

Present-Adults and seniors  robes, gas or grocery gift cards, puzzle books(lg. print), hats and                                   gloves, sweaters

(Please Note: Parish Manna Program is always a great way to purchase gift cards; see our homepage).  

Please remember to pray for the person who will receive your gift as part of your Advent journey, asking our Lord to embrace them and their families, that they will know that there are people who care about them. Thanks so much for your participation.

Again, if you have any questions, please call Pat Knittel at 708-692-7472.