Holiday Giving 2020:
Rethinking the GIving Tree
To donate to the Holiday Giving Project, CLICK HERE.
Due to the current covid-19 situation, we will not be able to collect toys through our Giving Tree program, hold our signature Cookies & Carols party, or distribute individual children's gifts. (The photo below is from our party in 2019!)
This year, we have a different way to share our blessings with the households of our Hunger Ministry families and referrals from Montgomery County's Holiday Giving Project (https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/PACS/Holiday-Giving.html).
Although we can't accept "physical" gifts for our families, we are grateful for monetary donations that help us purchase Target and grocery gift cards. We sincerely miss sharing sweet baked treats and the shiny wrapping paper on the presents that brighten the children's holidays, but this ensures families have the resources they need to select meaningful presents and eliminates the chance of spreading covid-19 among volunteers or recipients.
If you’d like to contribute to this work, financial contributions are welcomed any time online by Clicking HERE or by check (made out to St. Paul's UMC, designate "Holiday Giving" in the memo line) mailed to: Holiday Giving, St. Paul’s UMC, 10401 Armory Avenue, Kensington MD 20895.
We are thankful for the many personalized messages and hand-crafted Christmas cards that members and friends have provided to carry our well-wishes and gift cards to our neighbors in need.
Your generosity makes for warm hearts even during cold times. Thank you!