SMM Family-Family Christmas Gift Tree Program

St. Margaret Mary Church 

Family-to-Family Gift Tree Program

Gift Tree Program –Starting November 17 & 18, 2018

Reserve Ornaments now through November 9

In 2017 SMM families helped 50 All Saints families, providing gifts for 162 children; 30 seniors through Catholic Charities; and donated 50 food baskets through Operation Others.

Beginning the weekend of November 17 and 18, the Gift Tree will be in the church foyer decorated with paper ornaments.  The ornaments will become the gift tags after each gift is purchased and wrapped.

Two ways to get ornaments from the Gift Tree:

  1. Reserve ornaments in advance. Contact Sara McKeon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (402)-553-5786 by Friday, November 9.  Please provide your name, phone number, address, and email address. Indicate how many ornaments you would like along with specific requests (Senior citizen or child; specific age, gender, type of gift, etc.).  We will send you the ornaments.
  2. Select ornaments starting the weekend of November 17 & 18 from the Gift Tree located in the SMM church foyer.  

When to return gifts:

Return wrapped gifts Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, 2. Wrap, affix ornament/gift tag and return all gifts and place under the Gift Tree on the weekend of Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. All gifts should be placed under the Gift Tree by 1 PM on Sunday, December 2.

Additional ways to support the Family-to-Family Program:

Cash donations can be made in the designated envelope attached to this bulletin insert and at all the entrances to the church. Donations will be used to purchase food baskets for the families through Operation Others.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Carry gifts after Masses on Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2;
  • Sort gifts on Monday, December 3; and
  • Deliver gifts on Tuesday, December 4 at 9 AM (vans & trucks are helpful).  

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Diane Briggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (402) 556-1773

Thank you for your past support of the St. Margaret Mary Family-to-Family Gift Tree program! Please consider making this a part of your 2018 Christmas season.