To participate, take a gift tag for the Guest House of Milwaukee, La Causa Crisis Nursery, and/or the St. Vincent de Paul Society off the Advent Giving Tree and purchase a $5-$20 gift from the wish list below. PLEASE DO NOT WRAP YOUR GIFT. Simply attach the gift tag to your UNWRAPPED gift and place it under the tree at any Mass from now through the weekend of December 16/17. If it is more convenient, you may drop off your gift at any time through Friday, December 15 at the Parish Office.
Guest House of Milwaukee – Wish List
- $10 Wal-Mart or Walgreens gift cards
- Men’s hats, gloves and scarves
- Men’s winter coats (new or gently used all sizes)
- New backpacks (dark colors)
- Men’s sweatshirts (all sizes)
- New men’s wallets and watches
- Men’s tennis shoes (sizes 10-13)
- Men’s jeans (waist sizes 34, 36, 38, length-32)
- Men’s undershirts, briefs, boxers (all sizes)
- Men’s slippers (all sizes)
- New men’s pajama pants (all sizes)
- New bed pillows
Since 1982, Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee. What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and regain independence. Having established a reputation of high quality service and sound management, the Guest House is considered one of Milwaukee’s leading homeless service providers. Their mission is to provide shelter, housing, education, and services for Milwaukee’s homeless men who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. The Guest House’s primary goal is that every person they serve obtains and maintains independence, meaning permanent housing, a family-sustaining income, sobriety, and stable mental health. Ultimately, their purpose is to reduce homelessness and poverty in our community.
La Causa Crisis Nursery – Wish List
- Toothbrushes & toothpaste
- Socks and underwear
- Diapers/baby wipes
- Winter/outdoor gear
- Non-violent toys such as puzzles, balls, board games, coloring books & crayons, arts & crafts supplies, pencils & paper
- New stuffed animals
- Hats and gloves for moms
La Causa Crisis Nursery is a children’s shelter that cares for children from 1-day to 12 years-old when a family experiences a crisis. Often the crisis involves homelessness, domestic violence, or a treatment issue. When families experience a crisis, they may leave their children in the nursery’s care for up to 72 hours. La Causa Crisis Nursery serves about 300 families a year. For more information, see their flyer under the Advent Giving Tree or call Karl in the Nursery at 647-5990.
St. Vincent de Paul – Wish List
- Sheets and bedding (queen and full size)
- New pots and pans
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic lay service organization which seeks, in a spirit of charity and justice and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community. The Society is concerned not only with relieving need but also with addressing the situations that cause it.
Please place your unwrapped gift under the Advent Giving Tree by the weekend of December 16/17/ to ensure Christmas delivery!