Immanuel’s Giving Tree Ministry

Giving Tree giftsEach 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, Washington Middle School and Family Promise Alumni.  New families are selected each year.

These ‘Giving Tree Families’ submit their gift wish lists to Immanuel and the congregation works to make their wishes come true.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. Quilters meet on Thursdays between 9:30 am and noon.

How Can You be Involved?

Sign up to help with the Giving Tree.  

Contact Eileen Brown (214-4080) if you would like to be involved and she is sure to find a way for you to help! 

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Tithing Made Visual- food for families

Choose a name by signing up online (see link below)  or choosing a tag 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. 

Sign up to purchase gifts: 

Help shop for extra groceries. Meet at Walmart on North Reserve. Let Eileen Brown know you are coming-  214-4080

Bring gifts to church

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Sort Quilts and put them on pews 

Make / provide  homemade Christmas cookies in the kitchen for the Cookie Party.

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Set up cookie  plates  to go to  families.giving tree cookie party

This year, due to Covid, we will not be able to host our Cookie Party and Secret Santa Room!  Instead we will need volunteers to deliver the gifts and food boxes to our Giving Tree Families. Please sign up to participate

 

Funding: Funding for the Giving Tree project is obtained through Thrivent Financial Grants, 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 Nakamura for information on how you can help.