Summerville has had this giving event for many years and we want to continue to support local agencies despite the pandemic. In fact, the needs this year are greater than ever. So even if you are not coming into the building you can still support the Festival of trees.
The Mission committee will be happy to pick up any donations from your doorstep, Call the office or Ruth McNamara for a pick- up.
If shopping isn't something you feel safe doing, feel free to send a check made out to the agency of your choice to the church office – identify the check as for the Festival of Trees. We will deliver the checks when we deliver the donations.
Each agency we support sends requests for items. Sunset House, who we usually support, is closed right now and they felt other agencies were more desperate this year so we have opted to include Mothers in Need of Others instead. This organization runs a donation warehouse of items necessary to moms and babies and they work through case managers in the community to supply these items to their clients. They are looking for cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items such as: toilet paper, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and sprays, cleaning cloths or sponges, tampons or sanitary pads, soap, tooth-brushes and toothpaste.
There are stocking ornaments on our “fireplace” for a child or adult involved in the court system. The ornament has information about the person and their requested gifts. You can call Alice Estes and she will help you choose a stocking over the phone. (needed by Dec. 6th)
They are looking for gifts for their residents to give out at their Christmas party: Calendars, Stuffed toys, Lap robes, Slippers, After-shave, Powder, Lotion, Coloring and Large print Crossword books. (needed by Dec. 13th)
This organization works to eliminate homelessness and helps families find housing. They are looking for cleaning supplies such as: mops, sponges, cleaning wipes and sprays, toilet brushes and paper towels.
They are not able to have a party for the people they serve this year so they are asking for warm hats, mittens and scarves in all sizes – mostly for the children they serve, but everyone needs warm things in Rochester.
All food is needed, but specifically we usually request food for their backpack program: Healthy snacks, 100 % juice boxes, individually wrapped NutriGrain or granola bars, individual soups, pasta or tuna, Jif-To-Go peanut butter, oatmeal, and small containers of fruit.
Unable to conduct their 2020 tour, the Angel Choir produced this beautiful rendition of Mark A. Miller's "I Believe". We look forward to their visit in 2021. The Angel Choir of First Presbyterian Church from Granville, Ohio is made up of high school students, This group has been performing for over 20 years!