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 3 different Missouri Valley families, including 9 children. Gift cards totaling $120 were donated to the Missouri Valley Elementary School, and the school counselor will distribute them to chosen families. The Committee received a generous donation from the Woodmen Life Iowa Chapter; a portion of the donation was used to purchase craft items and extra clothes for Missouri Valley’s Extended Care Programs. Kleenex boxes were also donated to a congregation member teacher and the elementary school. The remaining amount will be saved in the Angel Tree account.
A “Christmas Dinner Box” was included with each adopted family, and there were 2 extra boxes that Pastor Jean delivered to families at her discretion. With funds left in the account from last year, the Committee donated $90 to the high school Key Club’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner boxes to cover one dinner box which even included a frozen turkey!
Holiday cheer was delivered to 12 elderly congregation members of St. Paul who received an assortment of cookies and a floral arrangement. Our local health care workers were not forgotten either; with your donations 125 staff members at the hospital and 60 staff members at the nursing home received a surprise from Eileen’s Cookies!
Thank you once again for your tremendous generosity and continuing the congregation’s mission to lend a helping hand to those in need.