178 Advent Part
2: “Giving Tree” is an awesome idea! 051230
For Advent info, see
See a “Giving Tree”
You could spot a “Giving Tree” when you go to church during Advent. You find
many ornament tags hanging at the giving tree branches. The tags are from kids
of an orphanage or elderly of a nursing home; each tag specifies a Christmas
gift which he/she wishes to have.
The “Giving Tree”
project is to “purchase a Christmas gift for a person in need.”
How to participate in the Giving Tree Project:
1. Take an ornament
tag from a giving tree.
2. Purchase the gift
which the tag specifies.
3. Wrap the gift and attach the tag.
4. Drop the gift off
at the church in time.
Giving trees: for example, Advent giving tree project <
Japanese A: “Is a "Giving Tree Project" popular this time of the year? At the
Cathedral, I saw a giving tree full of ornament tags, which specified gifts by
orphans of an orphanage or elderly of a nursing home. People purchase the gifts,
wrap them, attach the tags, and drop them off at the Cathedral: Cathedral of
Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN <
http://www.cathedralsaintpaul.org/ > This
is an awesome idea: you can buy a Christmas gift for a person in need. In fact,
I bought a gift for a 13 year old orphan boy and dropped it off at the Cathedral
after a mass on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Thanks.” 051218
”Yes, they are popular. Our church has a giving tree before X-mas, too.” 051219
“I haven't heard of this ‘Giving Tree Project’ but it sounds like an excellent
idea! I did not see this at the church I usually go to. I think more churches
should set this up.
What did you
buy for the 13-year old orphan boy?” 051218
A: “It was a wristwatch. Hope that he’ll like it. Next year, I’d love to buy
as many gifts as I can afford. I haven’t heard of this ‘Giving Tree Project’ in
Japan, either. I think Japan should do this kind of stuff for Christmas or New
Years Day.” 051219
American L: “That was very nice of you to buy a gift for an orphan. I have
not heard of the Giving Tree. But I have heard of ‘Toys for Tots’, which I
think is sponsored by the US Marine Corps.” 051229
Toys for Tots <
FYI: Season of Giving <
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