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Giving Tree



Our Annual St. Joseph Giving Tree will run from November 19 - December 4.   We would very much appreciate your support and prayers so we have another successful Giving Tree for the holidays. 

This year our Parish Giving Tree will support the Akron Food Bank and the Peter Maurin Center.  Beginning November 19, choose an ornament from the Giving Tree in church.  All unwrapped and labeled gifts must be returned to Nolan Hall in the lower level of the church either between 4- 6:30pm on December 3 or between 7:30am - 1pm on December 4.

Want to help double?  Purchase your gift card donations from the Gift Card Program!   If you like, you can leave your donation purchased from the Gift Card Program with our volunteer at the gift card table, and they will get the cards to the rectory.  THANK YOU in advance for supporting our Giving Programs for the Holidays!

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to our neighbors in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate more than 600 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.

 The Peter Maurin Center is an outreach ministry in south Akron, Ohio. It is a place where all of God's children are welcome and can find food, drink, friendship, and God's love. Volunteers also go out into the field and to help folks survive the harshness of the weather. They are looking for hand / feet warmers, one-day Metro Bus passes, socks, hats, gloves, long underwear, blankets, sleeping Bags, tents and tarps.