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St. Vincent de Paul Sharing Tree

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Sharing Tree

Ends December 10

During Advent, our Sharing Tree is once again in action! Every family deserves to share in the joy of the season without having to choose among holiday cheer, a warm meal, or a safe place to sleep.

Our Sharing Tree event provides support to our local families and individuals in need, as well as to Catherine’s Center, Rosalie Rendu Center, St. Francis of Assisi parishioners in East Palo Alto, and the Homeless Help Center during this season. This year’s donation options include presents, gift cards, bus passes, and cash donations. Whatever you can help with is so appreciated!

Our Sharing Tree will be decked out with ornaments listing present ideas from our local families, and the other groups listed above and will be available before and after Masses starting November 25.

To learn more, go to the St. Vincent dePaul Sharing Tree Ornament Directions

If you’d like to participate, please choose an ornament tag from the tree, log onto the website noted on the back of the tag to record your selection, purchase your gift, and return it to the tree by December 10th. Please attach the tag on the outside of the gift. (Some requests are for gift cards because many times the needs are very personal, such as with clothing.)

Often, items must be returned due to size, and gift cards eliminate this issue. If selecting a gift card, please attach the tag to the outside of the gift card.

If you would like to donate funds to help St. Vincent de Paul purchase gifts and gift cards, go to the  St. Charles Parish online giving  by December 10 to donate.

OR, you can bring your cash donation (including checks made out to St. Vincent de Paul) to the church office,

OR mail it so it arrives by December 10 to St. Charles Parish, 880 Tamarack Ave., San Carlos, CA. 94070

OR, you can purchase Safeway or Target gift cards and either mail them to the address above or drop them off at the parish office by December 8. (Please mark that it is for the SVDP Sharing Tree)

Your gift may be the only Christmas gift that our families will receive. They are so grateful for your generosity and for sharing the joy of Christmas. Our conference feels very blessed to be a part of a parish as warm and wonderful as ours. May peace be on our lips and in our hearts this Christmas. 

Your St. Vincent dePaul Conference