St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, continuing to serve the poor and disadvantaged in our community for over 167 years, is asking for your help this year with our Gifts from the Heart program.
Due to safety concerns surrounding the pandemic, we have been deliberating about how we can still provide Christmas for the families we serve, while keeping those families and our volunteers safe and healthy.
The Santa Shop is scheduled for Sunday, December 13th. Last year over 530 families were invited to the Santa Shop and we feel this year there will be an equal number needing help to provide Christmas for their families. We cannot help those in need without you. Please help us help others experience the joys of Christmas again this year.
This year, instead of gifts, we are asking for donations of gift cards to Louisville area stores (Target, Kroger, Walmart, Meijer and Kohl’s). The families invited to the Santa Shop will receive toys for the children and a gift card for each child in that family. The parents can use the gift cards to purchase what the child might need.
We realize this is very different from other years. Our hearts hurt that we cannot help by hosting the Santa Shop this year in our usual manner, not to mention the joy of coming together and serving as the family we are. We pray that we will return to the traditional Santa Shop next year.
I look forward to hearing from you. My direct line is (502) 301-8688 or you can send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support and may your holiday season be filled with love, peace and good health.