Angel Tree Ministry
The Angel Tree ministry offers all of us a chance to help children and their parents in our community to enjoy the Christmas season. In November, the local Salvation Army gives us “angels” and their gift requests. We choose from the angel tags that hang from Christmas trees in the Tilford Room. And then, we shop!
Although it was more challenging in 2020, Christ Church stepped up big and helped so many children and families in our area have a merry Christmas! Volunteers made calls, delivered Angels and bags, did extra shopping and even offered translation services! Thank you to all those amazing volunteers who helped. We started with 120 Angels. All were chosen but eight! This was no problem because so many families made donations, instead of trying to shop, allowing us to purchase the wants and needs of those remaining eight children. We provided baby monitors, car seats, coats, shoes, toys—even one of those iconic/annoying to parents Fisher Price corn popper push toys that 18 month old Liam will use in his Spiderman PJs!And your donations allowed us to shop for some of the extra needs which the Salvation Army still struggled with—especially clothes for both little and big kids. The grand total of extra items which the Christ Church family furnished for Christmas gift-giving was 173 articles of clothing, toys and car seats! Throw in the 10 rolls of wrapping paper making this equal to a Merry Christmas!
The Outreach Committee thanks you for helping so many local children and families this Christmas