The Giving Tree

During the early weeks of Advent, Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s Mission and Urban Ministry will again sponsor the Giving Tree, supporting the families of Sojourner House; Sojourner House’s Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, and Spirituality (MOMS) program; and the Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER).

Gifts for Sojourner House recipients are pajamas and slippers. Gifts for POWER recipients are hats, scarves, and gloves. This year there are two ways to give:

  • The first way to give is by visiting the Time of Fellowship in the Parish Hall following the service of worship on Sunday, December 5, or Sunday, December 12. Two trees will be decorated with ornamental gift tags that correspond with the name of a recipient. Coordinators will be present to register your name along with the name of the recipient.
  • The second way to give is by clicking the button below (available beginning Dec. 5) and completing the form to select an “ornament” from the virtual Giving Tree. After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Kaysie Strickland in the church office with details regarding your gift and recipient.

Click Here to Select an Ornament

Wrapped gifts should be returned to the church by noon on Monday, December 20, with the gift tag attached. Please include the identification number and the name/initials of your gift recipient on the tag.

Shadyside Presbyterian Church thanks you for participating in this mission project. Your gift, along with your thoughts and prayers for the families of Sojourner House, Sojourner House MOMS, and POWER, are appreciated and will be a sign to them of Christ’s love this Christmas season.

If you have questions about the Giving Tree, please contact Deacon Lisa Iadicicco through the church office.

Sojourner House

Sojourner House and Sojourner House’s Mentoring, Opportunity, Motivation, and Spirituality (MOMS) program provide compassionate, faith-based residential recovery services to mothers and children in the Pittsburgh area. Together, we help addicted mothers learn to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and chemical abuse while rebuilding damaged relationships with their children. Sojourner House believes women can shatter the chains of addiction and hopelessness when surrounded by what means most to them: their children.

Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)

POWER’s mission is to help women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations.