Immanuel’s Giving Tree Project
Each year Immanuel identifies Missoula families to receive gifts and food through our Giving Tree program. This year families were selected from the Carole Graham Home and Washington Middle School. New families are selected each year.
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 (214-4080) 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 19.
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. Extra gifts you’d like to donate will be happily accepted. If they’re wrapped, please put on the box what it is, size, age group it is for. If you donate unwrapped gifts, we have a group of volunteers who will wrap them. Cash donations are also accepted.
Bring gifts to church by Sunday , Dec 3
Help shop for extra groceries on Monday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. Meet at Walmart on North Reserve. Let Eileen Brown know you are coming- 214-4080
Sort Quilts on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Sort and wrap any gifts that aren’t wrapped n Wednesday, December 6, at 10 a.m.
Pack food boxes and quilts. Friday, December 8 at 6 pm
Sunday December 10: 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 for information on how you can help.