With the support of St. Paul Lutheran Church members, we had another extremely successful year collecting approximately $2,000 in donations for the community.
Gifts were purchased for 5 different Missouri Valley families. Two theme baskets and $120 in local gift cards were donated to the Missouri Valley Elementary School, and the school counselor will distribute to chosen families. Deodorant for boys and female wellness packages were also donated to the school nurse’s office. The Committee received a $250 donation from the Woodmen Life Iowa Chapter to purchase coats, gloves, and clothing items for Missouri Valley Elementary to give to children as needed.
This year we also wanted to give holiday cheer to elderly members of the St. Paul congregation. Donations of hot coco, oatmeal, word finds, playing cards, candies, lotions, socks, and chapsticks were collected to create gift bags for 14 selected members. The confirmation students assisted the Angel Tree Committee in assembling these bags, and with help from Pastor we were able to distribute the bags during the holiday season. Extra gift bag items were donated to Harrison County Home and Public Health for their elderly clients.
Thank you, once again, for your tremendous generosity and continuing the congregation’s mission to lend a helping hand to those in need.