To All Nativity Parishioners:
On behalf of the families who received your gifts through the Advent Giving Tree Project: THANK YOU!
It is time again for the annual Women of Nativity (WON) Giving Tree project. We are excited about this upcoming event and are very grateful to our faithful partners, the generous parishioners of our Church!
On November 23rd/24th and November 30th/December 1st, ornaments with holiday wishes will be placed on a Christmas tree in the narthex.
Please take the ornaments of your choice and return the requested gifts to the Church narthex on the collection dates of December 7/8 and 14/15.
All gifts should be NEW! Wrapping instructions for each gift are on the back of the ornament. Several of the organizations we service have requested the gifts be UNWRAPPED for easier distribution and to maintain the integrity of their program involving young children. Please securely attach the ornament you have chosen from the tree to the gift. This helps us greatly in separating and bagging the gifts for the various groups. GIFT CARDS should be placed in an envelope with the recipient marked on the outside. Please write gift card $ amount on the gift card. It is easier to handle GIFT CARDS if they are not wrapped.
We would very much appreciate your support and prayers for another successful Giving Tree Project.
|Charity Ornaments||Charity’s Name and Description|
|Purple Christmas Ball||SOME (So Others Might Eat)|
|Pink Laundry Basket||Laundry Love | Helps to wash the clothing and bedding of individuals and/or families in need once a month at a local laundromat.|
|Light Green House||Appalachian Home Building Project | Helping the Knights of Columbus collect items for the family who will receive a new home in Whitley City, KY, next June.|
|Red Christmas Ball||Nativity Parish families in need|
|Yellow Christmas Ball||Hispanic Outreach Program|
|Green Christmas Bulb||ECHO – Children’s Christmas Gifts|
|Blue Christmas Ball||St. Augustine Church, Washington|
|Orange Gingerbread Men||Father Wilson’s Counseling Project|
|Salmon Christmas Ball||Migration & Refugee Services sponsored by Catholic Charities | Household items to help families get settled in their new country|
|White Christmas Ball||Lorton Community Action Center | working to break cycle of poverty and prevent homelessness through a variety of services and programs.|
|Salvation Army Ornaments||Prepared by Salvation Army | Each has several gifts listed. Choose item you wish to donate.|
|Gabriel Project Envelopes||Catholic Charity sponsored | Donations assists unwed mothers with pre/post-natal needs|
|Multi-colored Small Tags||Seniors of Alexandria — Gift cards for residents of Annie B. Rose House|
It is important to return gifts on the scheduled dates to meet the delivery requirements of the charities. It would be sad if we could not fulfill a child’s request. Again, we thank our caring parishioners who will make this a special and happy holiday for many of our less fortunate neighbors!