This Advent, you are invited to join us in the spirit of giving through our Birthday Bags project sponsored by Faith Formation (benefitting children served by 360 Communities), or our Angel Tree project sponsored by Prison Ministry (benefitting children of parents who are currently incarcerated).
Due to COVID-19, the ways to give are a little different than in years past! Please choose the option that works best for you. Thank you for your generosity and prayers!
NOTE: All Angel Tree donations MUST be made using the process listed below. Click “How to Give Online” then read the instructions under the Angel Tree bullet point. Do NOT write a check or donate cash to Risen Savior if you intend to give to Angel Tree.
How to Give In Person
- Birthday Bags: Visit our Giving Tree after Mass, beginning November 21st, and choose one or more Giving Tags. Purchase the item or items described on the tag, attach the tag to your donation, and drop it off after Mass or at the parish office by December 15th. If you prefer not to take a tag, below are some of the items we will be collecting. Please do not donate items that have not been specifically requested.
All donations should be new, in the package and unwrapped.
NO holiday-themed gifts; these are for birthday presents.
Please NO BATTERIES REQUIRED.
Items need to fit in 10″ x 13″ bag.
|Books & Coloring Books||Crayons, Markers & Colored Pencils|
|Card Games: Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10||Other Games: Rubik’s Cube, Farkle, LRC|
|Small sized Lego kit & Toy Cars||Baby Dolls & Barbie Dolls|
|Small Nerf or Koosh Balls||$10 Gift Cards to popular teen options|
- Angel Tree: This year, we are unable to give in person to Angel Tree. Please click “How to Give Online” below for online giving and how to sponsor a child’s Christmas gift from their incarcerated parent.
How to Give Online
- Birthday Bags: Click the button below to make a donation that will be used to purchase gifts to put in the birthday bags. The link takes you to our “General Donation” platform. Please be sure to to add “Birthday Bags” to the comment box when checking out. Our staff will do the shopping for you! If you prefer, you can also mail a check made out to the Church of the Risen Savior with “Birthday Bags” written in the memo. Please mail checks to Tara Hahn, Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Rd. 42, Burnsville, MN 55306.
- Angel Tree: All Angel Tree donations must be made online this year using the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree platform. This is due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the prisons. All donations are in the amount of $22 per child. The child will receive a $20 gift card and faith formation materials such as a children’s Bible or age-appropriate booklets on faith. The remaining $2 will be used towards administrative fees and shipping costs. Prison Fellowship will give the child your gift on behalf of their incarcerated parent along with a message from their parent. Fill out the form below to sign up to donate! Once you submit the form, Grace Koleczek, Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice Coordinator, will contact you with the code needed to access the Virtual Angel Tree Platform! We are sponsoring 25 children this year and could use your help!
Learn more about 360 Communities at their website or in this short video:
Learn more about Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree project at their website or in this short video: