Immanuel’s Giving Tree Project
Each year Immanuel identifies needy Missoula families who are currently receiving services from the Carole Graham Home, WORD (Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development) and other charitable organizations in Missoula. New families are selected each year. These “Giving Tree Families” submit their gift wish lists to Immanuel with the hope they’ll receive a couple gifts this Christmas. These families may not have a Christmas if it wasn’t for Immanuel’s Giving Tree.!
Immanuel quilters create quilts all year long in anticipation of donating them to the Giving Tree Families. Each child from the Giving Tree families is given a quilt, and each family receives a quilt to remind them of the warmth of God’s love.
How Can You be Involved?
Contact Eileen Brown if you would like to be involved and she is sure to find a way for you to help! Here are some ideas:
Bring 10 of grocery items for Tithing made Visual on November 21.
Choose a name from the Giving Tree in the lobby and put your name in the notebook to indicate you’re taking responsibility for bringing that gift.
Help shop for extra groceries on Monday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.
Sort Quilts on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Pack food boxes in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30, Wednesday, Dec. 7
Bring gifts to church by Wednesday, Dec 7
Sort and wrap any gifts that aren’t wrapped n Thursday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m.
Sunday December 11: 1-3 p.m. Time for the Cookie Party and Secret Santa! Volunteers are needed to greet the Giving Tree Families as they arrive to pick up their gifts and food boxes. Their children can visit the Secret Santa room to select and wrap gifts for their parents, grandparents, and other adults in their lives. The Families will need help loading their vehicles. Everyone is welcome to come take part!
Funding: Funding for the Giving Tree project is obtained through the Bazaar/ Smorgasbord fund, through Thrivent, from Immanuel’s Endowment Fund, and through donations from friends and members of Immanuel
Quilters are needed year round to help make quilts for these families. See Judy Wellert, Service Chair, for information on how you can help.