Once again the tradition of the Giving Tree becomes a part of our Christmas celebration here at St. James. It is a tradition based on following Christ’s commands to feed the hungry and care for the poor.Every year you have generously helped bring the joy of Christmas into the homes of the less fortunate neighbors in our community. This year, the need continues to be great, but with your support we can meet this challenge.
Our gifts will be going to the CCM Fuel Fund, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Night Shelter Special Needs, CCM Food Pantry Special Needs, CVAN Shelter for battered women & children, Mother’s & Children Housing and Arc of Cabarrus County. We will also need gift cards for families in need from Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Bi-Lo, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Walgreen’s & CVS. Gift certificates and gift cards should be placed in an envelope and placed in the offertory basket during Mass. We will also be helping Cabarrus CHD Health Alliance Children’s Services.
The Giving Tree will be placed in the church vestibule starting the weekend of November 23rd/24th. The tree will have ornaments; each with a specific need on them. Select an ornament and purchase that item. Once purchased, wrap the gift and place the ornament on the gift and return to the vestibule of the church.
All gifts and envelopes are due by December 15th. If you have any questions, contact Ann Borsuk at 704-720-0600, ext. 21, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.