Gift Sunday is a long-standing (40+ years) tradition at St. Pius X. It offers the opportunity to give traditional gifts for individuals as well as give 'alternative gifts or items.' Both help meet needs as expressed by the programs below. The organizations as all contacted and the list is updated annually. There were numerous changes this year. The following Gift Guide for individuals provides suggestions for ideas of items most needed including gift cards.
Gifts will be distributed this year to:
St. Pius X families in need
St. Vincent de Paul
Unison's Greater Tosa Interfaith
La Causa Crisis Nursery & Prevention Program
Casa Maria Hospitality House
Milwaukee Free Clinic
PLEASE WRAP AND LABEL THE PACKAGE WITH THE ITEM, SIZE AND AGE GROUP
(ex: boy basketball 10 yrs - teen, 4T got blue shirt and pants, woman's medium black gloves)
Gift cards may be purchased in the back of church through St. Pius X's Scrip program, placed in an envelope and labeled. There will be a box for gift cards in the front of the altar as well.
ALL AGE GROUPS: Mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, age appropriate clothing, back pags, gym bags
INFANTS - TODDLERS (birth - 3): warm sleepers, crib tiems, pull toys, sturdy age-appropriate books and infant toys.
PRE-SCHOOLERS (3 - 5 years): Fisher Price, Playschool and creative play toys, puzzles, trucks and cars, brown and white dolls, books and beginners games, riding toys
CHILDREN (6 - 12 years): Jump ropes, sports equipment, games, art supplies, books, Legos, educational and popular but non-violent toys. Used bikes, ready to ride, in good condition have always found a home!
TEENS (13 - 18 years): Items REALLY NEEDED FOR THIS AGE GROUP. Certificates for movies, headsets, teen games, basketballs, makeup, perfune and personal care items, jewelry and gift cards (marked TEEN).
ADULTS: Warm nightware, slippers, rodes, cosmetics and personal items, jewelry, household item such as clocks and radios (to get up on time for work) ITEMS REALLY NEEDED FOR MEN
ELDERLY: Gift cards to food stores (marked as ELDERLY)