The Mission Committee has set up a Giving Tree in the Miller Hall to give FPCNH folks a chance to give very special gifts this season to three groups of people in our community:
- On its branches will be 20 tags with the names of 10 children who are students at New Haven’s King-Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School and have been identified by school administrators as coming from needy families. Gift requests will be on the tags. If you would like to provide one of these gifts, please write your name on both halves of the tag and take your piece home, leaving the other half on the tree so we can keep track of everything. Bring back the gift (unwrapped) by Sunday the 17th of December with the tag attached to it.
- Similarly, there will be tags on the tree for our friends from the Emerge tutoring program, with gift ideas for them also written on the tags. We’ll use the same procedure for the Emerge gifts.
- As a third option, you can join our church’s efforts with other local faith groups supporting immigrants seeking sanctuary. There are tags to purchase either $25 or $50 Visa Gift cards for food to be given to either the First and Summerfield Church in New Haven or the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, who are currently sheltering immigrants. Delivery instructions will also be provided on the tags.