White Gift Sunday has its origins in a Methodist Church in Ohio around the year 1904. There the idea began to give gifts wrapped in white paper to people in need at Christmas. Gifts were given anonymously so that no one would make comparisons on the value of the gifts. Everyone could share in the gift giving and all gifts were appreciated equally.
This year we are supporting the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank. They asked if we could target “seniors in need” specifically. This is a group that is often overlooked in the community – many are alone and are living on as little as $12,000/year for food, rent, clothing, medical and other needs. Some suggestions for gifts are: toiletries such as hand lotion and shaving cream, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, slippers, socks and other clothing items, chocolates/candy, books, games, puzzles. Gifts may be unwrapped or if wrapped, please indicate male (M) or female (F). For many seniors this will be the only gift they receive and it is a wonderful way to show God’s love in our community.
Contact Denise McClellan at 519-658-5857 or firstname.lastname@example.org