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 25 Angel Tree children have been sponsored! Thank you to all who donated towards their gifts. Please continue reading for information on giving to the Birthday Bags project.
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: Thanks to your generosity, we reached our goal of sponsoring 25 children by December 8th! Thank you for your support of this project, serving children of parents who are currently incarcerated.
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: As of December 8th, ALL 25 of our Angel Tree children have been sponsored! Thank you to all who sponsored a child’s gift and to all who send prayers to their families. Your gifts and prayers make a huge difference in the lives of these children.
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: