“I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least of these, you did it for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Once again the people of Our Savior have put their faith into action with their generosity. A huge thank you and well done from the Social Ministry Committee to everyone who took Advent Giving Tree tags and bought the gifts or donated money to purchase gifts. We started with 234 tags and ended with 184 tags taken and 50 tags left. Also, in addition to the $2000.00 budgeted for the Giving Tree, $742.00 was contributed to the Advent Giving Tree fund to purchase gifts for all of the leftover tags. The gifts are given to children, teenagers, young adults, adults and families through the following organizations.
- Urban Promise – provides Christian outreach and education programs for children and youth of Camden. My Father’s House – a court mandated substance abuse counseling center for male and female teenagers and adults.
- Caring Hearts Ministry – provides support for individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families.
- Pantry Families – families in our area who are regularly provided with groceries from the LCOS pantry. Haddonfield Central and Middle Schools – children of low income, needy families.
- Garfield and Tatem Elementary Schools in Collingswood – children of low income, needy families.