"This project gives our 4500 families the opportunity connect and strengthen relationships with our civic community--one toy at a time" -Anne Dietz, Giving Tree Coordinator
We became partners with Saint Gregory the Great in 2016 when the Giving Tree Program was reintroduced. Beginning November 17th, Christmas trees are placed in the parish with ornaments that give an opportunity for parishioners to donate toys or spend time with senior citizens during the holidays. The toys are collected the first two weekends of December and half of the toys are given to us for our toy shop.
We are so grateful for the generosity of their parishioners that helps us reach out to Hampton, Ridgeland, and Hardeville. These counties do not have the opportunity to create a toy program themselves, and with toys they collect, we are able to provide to their children as well as ours.
Thank you, Saint Gregory the Great, for not only bringing families together during the holidays but for your tireless dedication to families in need throughout the year. Your volunteerism and financial contributions are truly making a lasting impact on our community.