2023 Giving Tree a Success!

Dec 20, 2023 | Beacon, Justice, News

The East Shore Giving Tree concluded on December 10, 2023. Tags, gifts and gift cards were returned to the church and distributed to our six selected agencies: Childhaven, Friends of Youth, Hopelink, Sophia Way, Sound Mental Health, and Youth Care. We started with 190 tags. Your kindness and generosity fulfilled 157 of those wishes. Thirteen tags that were taken may still be returned. We also received $620 in donations plus we maintain a $350 budget line item. The money will be sent to the agencies with unfulfilled requests at $35 a tag plus the remaining money will then be divided up and distributed to the six agencies. You have made a difference in the lives of others.

Here is a message we received from a woman who works at Sound Mental Health, “I work at Sound Mental Health and I wanted to thank you so much for the gifts for our clients that were provided through the Giving Tree. My clients were so grateful to receive these! I saw first-hand the impact of your generosity. We appreciate it!”

Thank you! The Giving Tree Ministry team was comprised of Janis Pock (chair), Sydney Rivera-Gatins, Paula Doe, Kathie Moritis, Milly Mullarky, Marian Hayes, Janet Fleck, and Peggy Phillips. Do you want to join our team? The timing of this Ministry Team is the fall and makes a significant difference in the lives of others. Contact Janis Pock to be added to the team for next year!

by Peggy Phillips