The Giving Tree
On Winter Solstice 2020, Cin Chubb and her daughter Dane donned their Santa hats and COVID masks and with jolly cheer delivered armfuls of beautifully wrapped presents, first to residents at Nightingale Hosted Shelters and then to the children and mothers affiliated with Community Healing Network.
Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, a total of 80 individuals received gifts from our annual Giving Tree project this Christmas. Boots, blankets, sheets, sweaters, shoes, art supplies, craft kits, a skate board, a bike helmet, dozens of gift cards and more were delivered into grateful hands. Wayne Martin, through his volunteerism with Catholic Worker’s Community, delivered gift cards to unhoused individuals, and Chris Cunningham made sure the folks at ShelterCare had a merrier holiday.
A note from Cin: Truly we all got to experience the delight and joy in giving. As the youngest child from a large family of ten, my best childhood memories include waking up on Christmas morning and seeing the lighted Christmas tree and our living room floor covered with presents wrapped in colorful paper and ribbons and bows. I am grateful to all of you in my church family who made it possible again for The Giving Tree project to touch the lives of so many, in so many ways.
Thank you for supporting the Adopt-A-Family program! A huge thank you to the 37 families and individuals that supported 15 Centro Latino families this Christmas through the Adopt-A-Family program! Through your amazing generosity, 41 children received a special gift under their Christmas tree or a gift card from their favorite store. Along with gifts for their children, every family received a $75 gift card for groceries.
Each year FCC adopts families enrolled with Centro Latino Americano, a community based non-profit that provides services for Latinx families in need.