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Christmas Giving Trees

St. Patrick Parish
6N491 Crane Road
St. Charles, IL 60174

At Christmas time, Christmas trees are placed at both St. Pat's Downtown and St. Pat's Crane Road as a way of sharing with those who are struggling because of poverty or difficult times. Ornaments describing gift items are placed on the trees. Parishioners are invited to buy the gift and return it to the church from which the ornament was taken. The ornaments are attached and the gifts are left in bags or wrapped. Gift cards can be placed in the collection or dropped off at the Parish office on Crane Road. Parish volunteers sort and deliver the gifts with the love of Christ.

Giving Tree gifts and gift cards support the following local organizations:

Association for Individual Development (AID) serves over 5,700 children and adults with developmental, intellectual, physical and/or mental health challenges. 

Catholic Charities in Rockford is a federation of several agencies throughout the 11 counties of the Diocese of Rockford, which delivers, coordinates and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need. 

Corbella Clinic provides life-affirming, free, and confidential medical and support services to women and couples during and after an unexpected pregnancy. All services are offered in English and Spanish. 

Fox Valley Food for Health provides healthy, nutrient-rich meals to individuals and families going through serious illness. Most individuals and families are going through cancer treatment. 

Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides compassionate guidance and support to children, families, and adults who are experiencing grief, loss, or life-threatening illness, at no cost to clients.  

Marklund provides residential, educational, and therapeutic services to children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as those on the Autism spectrum.  

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides temporary and immediate relief to the poor and those who are in need by feeding, clothing, housing, and healing individuals and families. 

Host a Giving Tree at your Organization

Would you like to partner with St. Pat’s to host a Giving Tree at your organization this Christmas season? You will receive printed gift tag ornaments to display on a Christmas tree at your business or distribute to employees.  Each tag fulfills a wish for $20-$25. All gifts will need to be dropped off at either church no later than December 17.

Gift tag ornaments are from the following organizations: AID (Association for Individual Development), Corbella Clinic, Catholic Charities, Fox Valley Food for Health, Fox Valley Hands of Hope, Marklund, and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Your organization or small business can also make a one-time monetary contribution to the Giving Tree Ministry, and we will purchase gifts and gift cards on your behalf.