Sharing blessings and cheer to celebrate the birth of Christ!
Parishioners from Annunciation and surrounding churches sponsor children and families during the Christmas season with presents and food. Angels are hung in California churches and businesses allowing people to select an anonymous child or family and learn of their needs and wants. Gift items are delivered to Annunciation in mid December and dispersed to families before Christmas.
Rules and Requirements
- Applications are available at Public Health, 401 S. Francis St, California, MO during the month of October.
- Residents of California and neighboring communities may apply. **Those living closer to Tipton than California should apply for the Giving Tree. Contact St. Andrew Parish office for details, 660-433-2162.
- Applications must be returned to Public Health by October 31.
- Applicants must have financial need or hardship to qualify.
- Christmas gifts are for ages 0-14. Families will receive grocery gift cards for local grocers.
- Not all who apply will receive aid but we strive to help as many people as possible.
Angels become available mid to late November and can be found at the back of church. Watch for bulletin announcements or contact the Parish Office to learn more.