Family -to-Family Christmas

Mon, Nov 15th, 2021

Dear St. Gregory Families,

As the Thanksgiving season approaches during yet another challenging year, we take time to reflect upon our blessings from God. In doing so, we continue to keep in mind the less fortunate families of the Greater Buffalo community, many of which reside in our immediate area. We continue to hope that this "family" project of giving will help bring the meaning of Christmas to life for our parish families here at St. Greg's. Family-to-Family Christmas is a longstanding parish project of holiday giving that for years has sponsored greater than 100 needy families each year, from Gerard Place, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Morelock Foundation, and various Catholic Charity agencies. Our children help to keep our spirit of Christmas alive, so hopefully their participation in giving to a needy child or family will, in turn, make this a meaningful project for your family. In light of breakthrough Covid cases, coupled with the continued precautionary measures of our many volunteers, we have decided to once again run our program differently than in years past; making adjustments as to how our Family-to- Family Christmas program typically runs. In lieu of physical gift donations, we are simply requesting either monetary donations or the purchase of small denomination gift cards that we can equally allocate and divide up between the various families according to size.

If your family chooses to participate, please mail the form below, call, text, or send a request via email to a committee member listed below by Monday, November 15. You will be given further directions as to how to proceed. Please remember, each sponsor gives on a personal comfort level; that is what makes this program so special! Checks can be made payable to St. Gregory the Great/Family-to-Family Christmas, and the most desirable gift card purchases come from Tops, Walmart, and Target.

This year's deadline for submission is December 3. Your support is greatly appreciated! May God continue to bless you and keep you safe and healthy! Our hope is to resume physical gift-giving in 2022. May God continue to bless each of you, keeping us all safe and healthy.

  • Karyn McMahon (861-1107)
  • Michelle Burns (380-5423)
  • Meegan Stamm (867-4431)

If sending check or gift card(s) by mail, please detach lower section and mail to: Karyn McMahon, 8260 Lisa Lane, East Amherst, NY 14051

Please complete the follwing information when responding by Monday, November 15.

                                            FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CHRISTMAS 2020


PHONE (CELL/HOME) __________________

EMAIL ADDRESS__________________________________________

______ We will donate Tops/Target/Walmart gift cards (small dollar denominations are preferred to a large dollar amounts in order for equitable distribution).

_____ We will make a monetary donation by check payable to St. Gregory the Great/Family to Family Christmas. Please mail to Karyn McMahon at the address above, or drop off at the Parish Office: ATTN-Michelle Burns/Family to Family Christmas.

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