St. Luke's is once again presenting "The Angel Tree" for 2017 Christmas.
This project was first presented to us by Fr. Brunelle in 2012, and our participation in the program has grown considerably since its inception. That first year, St. Luke's adopted 4 families, and placed 85 Angel tags on our tree. This year, we have adopted 6 families which include 8 adults and 22 children, and there are 270 Angel tags hanging on our tree.
So, what exactly is the Angel Tree?
The Angels (that's you) are the anonymous contributors to the Retreat's Adopt-A-Family program. We help bring Christmas joy to those within our community who need assistance from friends and neighbors.
One mother wrote of her family of five children: "I am diligently trying to keep my family together. Being adopted for the Holidays is a tremendous help that will bring great joy to the children. Thank you."
Your generosity and participation in our Angel Tree project will truly make a difference in the lives of those families within our community who disparately need your help. Please consider taking an Angel Tree tag (or two!) from our tree. You will find that the most basic of needs have been requested. A winter hat, or pj's for a toddler, or a warm winter coat for a young teenager. You may also find a toy, like a baby doll, requested from a 2yr old girl.
"I am a father of three boys under the age of 10. I am currently living in transitional housing and unemployed. I do not have a lot to give my children this Christmas. I am forever thankful with your kind generosity."
So please take a look, take a tag, and celebrate the joy this season can bring knowing you have brought holiday cheer for others.