Holiday Gift Tree Time is Here

Our community will once again be participating in the Berks Connection Pretrial Services (BCPS) holiday gift tree event. We have been given 25 names of children whose parent or guardian is currently incarcerated at the Berks County Prison. For some of these children, this may be the only gift they receive. BCPS hosts a big family event and hands out the gifts. My wife, Rachel, and I have been coordinating this event for 18 years and are always amazed at the generosity of our church members. If you want to participate, contact me and I will provide you with the child’s name, age, gift ideas, and clothing size. I suggest a budget of about $30, but smaller monetary gift  donations can be made and I will combine them to purchase gifts. additionally, if you want to participate, but cn not get out to shop, I will be happy to shop for you. Please remember to include your child’s name and family number on the gift bags.

Please Drop Off With Melissa at Church or Contact Kent Gutzler at 610-780-5162 or to arrange drop off

NEW THIS YEAR: Please put gifts in gift bags*.  DO NOTwrap the gifts. You can put all of one child’s gifts into one big bag, or several smaller ones.  *We found great deals with Dollar Tree for gift bags!  Label them with the child’s name and family number.  Because these are complete families, you can choose to bag the gifts in a large black garbage bag with the family number on the outside or bring them loose, and we will ensure they are bagged up for the gift distribution. 

NOTE: if a size bed is listed, it is in reference to sheet size. 

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