The Giving Tree

With the cooperation of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and various local and city agencies, we identify families that would have little or nothing in the way of material goods for celebrating Christmas. We act as channels to assist parishioners in sharing their material goods with the poor.


Planning begins the end of October with one organizational meeting. In November and the first part of December gift tags are created, trees are decorated with tags, and gifts are collected. All gifts are sorted a Sunday in December and distributed to the families and agencies the following week.

Time Commitment:

Committee members should attend the organizational meeting in October, assist with sorting gifts the Sunday in December and help with some of the project preparation activities.

Helpful Attributes: Willingness to help others.

Contact: Calleen Moloney, (937) 901-9258,