Advent Giving Opportunities

Advent Giving

The Giving Tree, a St. Mary’s tradition for years and years, will await you on December 1, the first Sunday of Advent. The tree will be festooned with 75 ‘ornaments’, each representing a gift request from a resident at 1180 4th Street. Opened in 2014, 1180 4th Street is a joint partnership of Episcopal Community Services and Mercy Housing. Take an ornament from the tree on the back of which is basic information about the resident and the particular gift request. For children, gift requests will be for toys Adult gifts have been limited to sheets, blankets or robes. Your gifts should be kept in the $25 range. Please return your wrapped gift to St. Mary’s by December 18. Be sure to attach the ‘ornament’ with your gift.

The Gubbio Project – Please provide White Socks, Blankets, and Cough Drops – The Gubbio Project is housed at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Mission neighborhood and St. Boniface Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, which combined, hold over half of the City’s homeless population. The Project currently provides critical services to an average of 320 individuals per day through a highly unique and successful model that combines social justice, peer support, and harm reduction. At the center of Gubbio’s programming is Sacred Sleep, where guests are provided with a safe, clean place to sleep on the pews and mats of the churches from 6 am – 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Please drop off your donations of new white socks, blankets or cough drops at St. Mary’s.