Angel Tree Thanks You

Saint Olaf Parishioners,

The 2020 Angel Tree was not like the past years.  There was not a green tree, with white light and colorful angels in our Parish Hall. Many traditions we love and cherish, we have not been able to do this year. Life during the COVID-19 Pandemic has touched each one of us in different ways.

There have been many emotions, sadness and struggles, hope and joy, during the Pandemic. Your Faith has stayed strong, and Jesus’s love shines in each of your hearts, touching the lives of so many in our Williamsburg Community.

Your generosity, love and faith to our community is overwhelming. On December 10, your gifts and gift cards were delivered to the following seven agencies in our community:

Angels of Mercy Clinic, Avalon Center for Women and Children, Child Development Resources, Grove Christian Outreach, Salvation Army, St. Charles Lwanga Homes and St. Olaf Food Pantry Family.

Gifts were purchased for children and youth with donations providing: clothing hats, gloves, coats, remote controls cars, games, books, school supplies, craft kits, puzzles, dolls, stuffed animals, bike and helmet and many miscellaneous gifts.

Boys and girls will be happy, smiling and laughing with excitement Christmas morning, opening their gifts from St Olaf Parishioners.

Adults and Seniors, will be warm this winter because of your kindness. The many warm cozy blankets, coats, jackets, socks, gloves, hats and sweaters will be under their Christmas Tree.

Gift Cards were given to buy diapers, and formula for infants and toddlers. The elderly were given gift cards to buy groceries and needed medicine and medical supplies.

Our Community Agencies are given gift cards to help meet the individual needs of their clients.

The seven Community agencies we helped at Christmas did not expect the overwhelming response of gifts and gift cards this year. They are so very grateful for your generosity because they have more clients with needs because of the Pandemic.

Saint Olaf Parish not only provides Christmas gifts to our neighbors, we remind them they are not alone. 

ALL ARE WELCOME

A Special Thank You, To The Parishioners, and The Angel Tree Volunteers   

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

  God Bless You Always,

Angela and the Angel Tree Volunteers

 

TRULY I TELL YOU

 WHATEVER YOU DID FOR

THE LEAST OF THESE BROTHERS

AND SISTERS OF MINE,

“YOU DID FOR ME”

 

Matthew 25:40