Plus, Other Giving Options Because of Coronarvirus
The St. Matthew Christmas Outreach Program is once more providing an opportunity to share our treasures with families in need through the Christmas Store. The Christmas Store is the Christmas Giving Program of Catholic Charities. Needy families are referred and will receive new Christmas gifts for the entire family. Our Parish Giving Tree will be in the gathering space from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8. Tags on the tree reflect items needed to serve the Christmas Store clients. Please take a tag, but because of the coronavirus, we ask you to not touch/handle multiple tags or linger and gather in a group around the tree for everyone’s safety. If unable to visit the tree to get a tag, here are some of the store’s most-needed items:
INFANT TOYS: for newborns through age 1, ex. Fisher Price Toys, V-Tech Toys
TODDLER TOYS: Ride-On Toys, Play Tents, Trucks
SCHOOL-AGE TOYS: Dolls–My Life, Our Generation, Baby Alive, Baby & Disney Dolls; Doll Clothes & Accessories; Craft Sets; Art Sets; 31” Skateboards; 12” Super Hero, Star Wars, or Action Figures; Scooters; Kid Connection Sets—Construction, Dinosaurs, Dollhouses; Board Games
TEEN GIFTS: Nail Polish Sets; Large Ladies’ & Men’s Toiletry Sets; Hair Dryers; Men’s Shavers; Headphones; Teen Boy Wallets; Jewelry; Jewelry Boxes; Colts or Pacers Merchandise; Basketballs & Footballs, 31” Skateboards
AA, AAA, & 9 V BATTERIES FOR TOYS
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Sets of Dishes; Electric Skillets or Griddles; Toaster Ovens; Crockpots; Blenders; Coffeemakers; Rice Cookers; Stick Vacuums; Blankets; Towel Sets; Cookware
All donations should be brought to St. Matthew by Dec. 8 and left under the tree unwrapped. Cash and gift certificate donations are acceptable. Checks should be made out to Catholic Charities Christmas Store. If desired, checks can be sent directly to the Christmas Store at Catholic Charities Christmas Store, Attention—Stephanie Davis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
For questions, or if you’d prefer someone pick up your donation rather than bring it to St Matthew, contact Christine Moore at (317) 509-6236.