Chaplain – Samaritans Giving Tree 2021

We are off to a great start with our Samaritans Giving Tree 2021!

Thank you to those who have donated for your generous support of this activity brought to you by the Campus Ministry Team.

There is still time to donate until the end of Week 8, so please keep bringing those gifts in!! Remember this is a House competition and there will be a prize for the House which collects the most donations.

One of the most special aspects of this ministry is speaking with young people who have put some thought into helping to choose gifts. It is incredible to see the level of empathy in even very young children, who are able to use their imaginations to think of what will give joy to others at Christmas.

Other families have donated gifts from home which their children have never opened or used. The children have spoken about how it has made them think about how fortunate they are to have so many presents that they can afford to put them away and forget all about them!

This ministry with Samaritans is a significant part of our young people’s faith development as well as serving the community.

If you’re unsure about how to donate, please see the Samaritan’s flyer below for suggestions. We would love to see wrapped gifts with a post-it note or gift label indicating who the gift would be suitable for. But if you don’t have time to wrap, we will find some elves to help! You may wish to indicate your child’s House on the gift as well to ensure it is collected in the right group.

 

With warmest wishes and prayers,

Rev. Jacqui Weston