The Giving Tree ministry is an annual event which occurs in late November through mid-December, whereby gifts are purchased by parishioners to support agencies that help less fortunate children & adults in our community. Currently St. Albert’s Giving Tree provides gifts to Maryhurst, Golden Living nursing home at Camelot (for Medicaid residents), Central State Hospital (for those seeking treatment of mental illnesses), Good Shepherd Church Outreach in Adair county, the Piarist School Outreach in Martin, KY (Appalachia), and Catholic Charities prison ministries (for the children of prisoners). Over 600 gifts are collected, sorted and delivered through the generosity of parishioners and volunteers who are willing to help with this ministry. The yearly event begins with hanging the ornaments bearing the name and wish list items of each person we serve, and culminates with the sorting and deliveries before Christmas each December. For more information, or to help out, please contact Paula Mattingly at 394-9817.
The 2017 Giving Tree Collection begins in late November (22nd) with set up. Collections will take place in early December on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th. Delivery of the gifts will occur on December 12th and 17th. Contact Paula Mattingly to volunteer!
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously to the Christmas Giving Tree 2016. We had over 600 ornaments on the trees representing 7 organizations from Louisville to Eastern Kentucky. Many thanks also to everyone who helped sort and deliver the gifts. We could not do this project without you!
Letters & Notes of Appreciation