Christmas gift baskets for needy families

Again this year, GCPC is working with the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) to provide “baskets” of gift cards to families identified by SCHC as needing help.  The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all, but it has most severely impacted the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community.

As we all know, central to our Christian belief is “Love your neighbour”.  As in the past few years, our church has agreed to help eight families with an average of six people per family. In view of COVID, SCHC has requested that we provide gift cards and put them together in packages for the families and then provide them to SCHC who will deliver them, or have them picked up. Each family will receive $25 per family member and $25 per family member for groceries.  So, for our eight families (all with 6 members), we need to raise $2,400.  Our deadline is Nov. 28. Accordingly, donations are requested of $25, $50, $100 or what you would like to give. All donations will receive a tax receipt. Members of the Mission & Outreach Committee will be available Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 to receive your donation in cash or by cheque payable to Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church. Thank you for your support.

– GCPC Mission & Outreach Committee

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, November 20, 2021, edition of Tidbits.