Christmas Giving Tree
Tis the season for giving! Our Christmas Giving Tree has many branches this year to spread some Christmas cheer!
Christmas Giving Donations
As we did for Thanksgiving, we will be offering our families a Meijer gift card to purchase food and gifts for their families this Christmas Season.
We have been giving gift cards the past couple years and it has been very well received by the families we assisted. This process gives each family the freedom to buy what they want and need according to their individual preferences.
Whatever you would have spent if you took a tag off the Giving Tree in past years, please consider giving that amount in a monetary donation.
Any donation is appreciated!
With the money that is collected, Christian Service will purchase the gift cards needed, and then distribute them to our families most in need in our local community.
To donate, please click the button below or stop by the parish office to make your donation. Checks are payable to St. Blase Parish.
Pope Francis Center Donation Drive
This year St. Blase is partnering with The Pope Francis Center by collecting basic items for those in need this holiday season. There will be a donation bin in the St. Blase Gathering Space. These items will be delivered to the Pope Francis Center after the Christmas holiday. The volunteers at The Pope Francis Center will then distribute the items to our brothers and sisters in need. The items we are collecting and that are needed are for both men and women and should be new (not used):
Socks (wool is preferred)
Gloves (cold weather, stretchy)
Blankets (Heavy, wool – Large)
Travel size Hygiene Items
Please also check out the various Amazon Wishlists or Donation links from our featured organizations for this year’s Christmas Giving below. The links will take you directly to that organization’s wishlist or website where you can purchase the requested items or donate. The items will go to someone who needs them. The organizations are:
The Pope Francis Center provides life-saving services with love, hope, and dignity to people experiencing chronic homelessness in the heart of downtown Detroit. They provide shelter from the elements and meet the basic needs of nearly 200 guests each day. popefranciscenter.org
Turning Point Macombin Mt. Clemens assists those in our community who are victims of domestic abuse. They provide programs and resources that enables survivors to regain control of their lives. They also offer temporary shelter to those in need of a safe and secure environment. turningpointmacomb.org
Haiti Outreach Mission is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping the people, especially the children, of Mirebalais, Haiti and surrounding areas. St. Blase is one of the founding members of this organization and has been supporting their mission for over 20 years. haitioutreachmission.org