‘Tis the Season to Give! Support the Giving Tree Event!

Each year our Community Outreach and Missions teams organize a Giving Tree event which collects supplies and gift cards to support ministries at Trinity, in our local community, and around the world. You may take an ornament off the tree in the Gathering Space or select from the list of opportunities below. All items should be dropped off in the church before December 12. If you are purchasing a gift card, please label the ministry for which it is intended. You may place those gift cards in the offering boxes.  

Tree 4 Hope

Tree 4 Hope is a non-profit organization committed to providing a bright future of long-term hope for children, elders, and their families in Guatemala and around the world through educational, health, and mental wellness outreach programs.

Needs: $25 Amazon Gift Cards

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rocky Boy Indian Reservation

Trinity is a ministry partner with this Native American ELCA congregation. It is located on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation in north central Montana which is home to the Chippewa Cree tribe.

Needs: $25 Gift Cards to Dollar Tree

United Lutheran Seminary

Help Seminarians pay for gas and groceries.

Needs: $25 Gift Cards to Giant, Sheetz, or Walmart

Trinity’s Sewing Ministry

The Sewing Ministry makes single bed size quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local charities. These quilts not only comfort folks who need a warm blanket, but remind them of God’s love for them, even during difficult times. 

Needs: Cotton threads in white, cream, light grey and tan; sewing machine needles size 80/12; and rotary cutting blade size 45 and 60

Trinity’s Parish Ministry

Help folks in need in our own congregation. These gift cards will help people pay for groceries, gas, and/or pharmaceutical needs.

Needs: $25 Gift Cards to Giant or Sheetz

Pink Hands of Hope

Pink Hands of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Central Pennsylvania women during their fight with breast cancer. The organization helps men and women who have other types of cancer as well.

Needs: $25 Gift Cards to Target or Walmart These cards are used for the “Gifts for Hope” program that provides the cards to cancer patients to purchase gifts for family.  Often, the families have to prioritize paying for medical bills over buying gifts. 

$25 Gift Cards to local restaurants These gift cards are a part of the “Makeover Program.” In this program, a cancer patient is taken out to a salon for a day of pampering and then treated to a nice lunch or dinner out! 

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties

The Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry County is an agency that houses and protects mothers & children from domestic harm, does public education on this form of abuse and offers counseling and provides guidance to navigate out of potentially deadly situations.

Needs: Gift cards to Giant, Lowe’s, Target, or Walmart 

Camp Curtin YMCA

The Camp Curtin Branch of the Harrisburg Area YMCA provides opportunities for youth in the surrounding area to get healthy, engage with peers, and broaden horizons.

Needs: $50 Gift cards to Weis, Target, or Walmart

Men’s Shelter at Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven

The Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven is a residential facility offering support and stable housing to men who were chronically homeless.

Needs: $25 Gift Cards to Walmart, Target, Burger King or Popeye’s