The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree began as a holiday season collection of hats, gloves, and other cold weather essentials.  One year, a young member of the congregation suggested leaving it up all year as a way to collect different types of items for a variety of causes.  The Missions Committee felt this was a wonderful idea; a great way to help local causes all year long.  Since then the tree has been used year round and served as a way to collect everything from canned goods to school supplies.

February Collection:


The Giving Tree for March will be collecting school supplies for the West Haven Family Resource Center.

Suggested donations include notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, crayons, small pocket size pack of Kleenex, small hand sanitizer, lip balm or things like Kleenex that fit in a backpack

The West Haven Family Resource Center provides a pivotal central location for identifying and accessing comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development within the following seven components: 

-Families in training

-Resources and referral

-Family literacy and parenting workshops

-Support to daycare providers

-Positive youth development activities

-Before– and after-school activities

-Referrals to preschool childcare, including readiness programs

Learn more about this amazing organization at their website.