The Church Giving Tree
Each year a tree is placed in a church with ornamental paper gift tags depicting a special gift need. At a pre-Christmas Service, a parishioner takes the paper cutout and agrees to fill the gift in need. The parishioner returns at a later date with the wrapped gift and gift tag, and the gift is placed under the tree. The gifts are distributed on Christmas day.
We are fortunate to have Santa’s helpers who spend time over the year making afghans. These gifts have a special value to both the giver and the recipient—the warmth and generosity of time spent on a handmade item on Christmas day.
We have several large companies that help each year by donating products. At Santa’s Magic Inc., we work to match the gift with a recipient based on need. We are also fortunate to have retail organizations that work hard to solicit gifts and contributions through their individual network of associates, friends, and family.
We have many generous individual contributors that donate time, gifts, or funds to help our mission. Some even want to contribute in the role of Santa! This provides a very special sense of satisfaction for the giver.