St. Martin’s is supporting two Christmas gift drives this year: Episcopal City Mission (ECM) and Salvation Army.
Episcopal City Mission
Please help Episcopal City Mission continue one of their greatest traditions. ECM believes that the children in the St. Louis Juvenile Justice System should know the magic of the holiday season. With your help, ECM makes sure that all the children we serve during that time of year have at least one gift to unwrap. The message they receive is the true gift: that someone cares about them and believes they can change their life paths. The ECM chaplains would really appreciate gift cards from Walmart, Target, Amazon and/or Old Navy so they can purchase what is needed for the children in the juvenile facilities. If you would prefer to give a gift, please choose something from the list below. These will be used as group gifts for each unit in the detention centers and Division of Youth Services houses that they serve. Gifts should be unwrapped and placed in the ECM gift box in Park Hall no later than December 10.
- Ping Pong Paddles & Balls
- High Quality Chess Sets
- Connect 4
- Skip Bo
- Jigsaw Puzzles (100, 200, 500 pieces)
- Newly Released PG-13 DVD’s (Sports & Action Movies Suggested – No Nudity)
- Coloring Books & Crayons
- Black Composition Notebooks for Journaling (No spiral/wire binding)
- Large Bottles of Shampoo (Suave)
- Individually Wrapped Candy
- (No bubble gum or lollipops, please)
- Children’s Version Bible Trivia
St. Martin’s is also supporting the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program this year. A Christmas tree with angel tags will be in the narthex. Simply grab an angel tag (or two) and purchase the gift listed. Then return the gift (UNWRAPPED) to the church no later than December 3. The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts.