Adopt A Family
To benefit families at Safe Haven in Waterbury
Each year in November, a Christmas tree appears in the hallway leading to the parlor. This tree is covered with angel tags containing the information for a child/parent for a gift for that person. Members of the congregation choose a tag and then bring that gift to the church. We provide 10 gifts for each recipient in need. The gifts are all delivered to Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.
The Outreach Committee's Adopt-a-Family Christmas tree is in the sanctuary this year. Hanging on the tree are 32 paper ornaments each of which has a “gift” on it. We hope that you will choose 1 or 2 ornaments in order to fulfill the wishes of our “adopted” family of 4 (a mother and her 3 children ages 16, 11 and 3.)
The family is receiving assistance from Safe Haven in Waterbury which provides services to victims of domestic violence. Safe Haven provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assaults. North Church adopts 2-3 families each year and provides these families with a Christmas they would otherwise not have.