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The Angel Tree Ministry, started 30 years ago by Martha Bookout, continues to serve the St. Matthew community during the Christmas Season. The Angel Tree Ministry collects gifts generously donated by our parishioners and coordinates with participating charities to distribute them to local families in need.


Serving families, seniors, and individuals in need during the Christmas season with gifts and gift cards.

Angel Tree 2023 Donation Information

During the Holiday season the Angel Tree Ministry partners with local charities to provide gifts to struggling families right here in our community. We are always overwhelmed by the generosity of St. Matthew parishioners and this ministry would not be as successful without you!

This year again we can only accept gift cards or check donations. The collections will begin at all masses on the weekend of November 18 and will end on December 10. Donations can be dropped in the offertory boxes at the main and Waxhaw campuses during Mass. In addition, they can be mailed or brought into the church office Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Friday, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Please note the following:

  • Place gift card donations in a sealed envelope clearly labeled “Angel Tree” and please include the amount and a gift receipt
  • For check donations please follow the above directions but include “Angel Tree” in the memo section of the check
  • Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, Target, Walmart, Grocery stores, Drug Stores, Gas stations, Restaurants, or any local department stores are great gift card ideas.

We encourage you to learn more about the wonderful organizations that the Angel Tree Ministry serves.

If you have any questions please email Tiffany Staples.

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