Giving Tree Project - 2016

Through our “Giving Tree,” St. Francis Xavier Parish joins efforts with the Lincoln County United Christmas Spirit Appeal. Here’s how to participate:

To RECEIVE gifts or refer a family in need: Please contact the Community Care Center at 401 W. Main St., Merrill, WI 54452 (by December 1, 2016)


  1. Choose a gift tag from the "Giving Tree" (available NOW!) More tags will be up on the tree in the coming weeks as requests come in!
  2. VERY IMPORTANT! Be sure to Sign Out the tag # you choose (put your name, phone # and tag number on the sign-up sheet by the tree).
  3. Purchase gift(s) for the person. Gift ideas or needs are suggested on the tag. Your gift is the only gift this child will receive from the Christmas Spirit Appeal Program. Please consider purchasing at least one “necessity” and one “toy” or “wished for item". You could team up with another giver, if you wish to provide several of the items requested.
  4. A decorated bag is needed (homemade is fine) instead of gift wrap. Tie the tag you took from the tree to the package. Please do not wrap gifts. This simplifies the organization & delivery.
  5. Place your gift under the tree by the deadline date. Put one heart ornament (provided in the basket under the tree) on the tree to represent each tag you filled.

2016 Deadline to return your gifts under the tree: December 5th

This is an early deadline, but gifts will be sorted and distributed to the families in the days following this important deadline. Volunteers will need to shop for any tags not filled or returned by this date so that everyone will receive gifts. Thanks for your kindness!

Questions? Please call Richard Johnson 715-536-6457

"Truly I tell you, whatsoever you do to the least of these, My brethren, that you do unto me." ~ Matthew 25:40




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