Christmas Giving Tree

Christmas Giving TreeDuring the Christmas season, parishioners provide gifts to be distributed to the needy in nursing homes, social services, community centers and migrant workers. Parishioners are invited to pick a Christmas tree tag, which contains information on each gift recipient, such as size, age and needs. Names are not listed or given to donors. Each family or individual is designated by number or letter. While recipients receive a Christmas gift from a donor, donors receive, in their hearts, the emotional gift given from sharing and knowing the true spirit of Christmas.

Help is needed to prepare tags, decorate trees, and sort and deliver gifts. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this ministry, please contact your parish representative:

Church of the Holy Angels – Evelyn Screeney at 757-393-1680 or Kathleen Kirsch, at 757-487-6122, or by email at
Church of the Resurrection – Joe Chop  by email at or call the parish office at 757-484-7335.
St. Mary’s – Laura Jennison, at 757-488-2663, or by email at
St. Paul’s – Cathleen & Philip Whalen, at 757-483-8951 or by email at