at St. Matthew
Ministry Mission Statement: Serving families, seniors and individuals in need during the Christmas season with gifts and gift cards.
Description of agencies served: Sterling Elementary, Smithfield Elementary, Hawk Ridge Elementary, Eastway Middle School, Holy Angels, Mental Health Adolescent Department and Thompsons Childrens Home, all in Mecklenburg County. In Union County we support Missionaries of the Poor and Union County Social Services
Setting up trees in the narthex the weekend prior to Thanksgiving; getting the gifts from church to sorting location during this time. Sorting individual groups at sorting location and delivery to the groups.
Time commitment of volunteers:The process begins the weekend before Thanksgiving with the placing of the individual angels on the trees in the narthex and as soon as gifts arrive, they are brought to sorting location after each of the masses or on days during the week. This is usually a three week time period. Delivery to groups: volunteers pick up gifts at sorting location and deliver to groups, none of which is more than 45 minutes from St. Matthew. You do not need to sign up to provide a gift, please just take an angel from the trees when they are displayed.
To sign up for the Angel Tree committee or ask a question please email Martha Bookout.
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