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Angel Tree 2013


This year we're teaming up with Amigos Por Vida Charter School, which is located nearby the Gethsemane Campus. We will have the opportunity to sponsor between 70-100 famlies who struggle to make ends meet, let alone provide special gifts for their children at Christmas time. It is our privilege and honor to help them out.

Your family has the opportunity to be a sponsor:

On November 3rd, 10th or 17th, come by the hallway outside of the Sanctuary (or at Gethsemane, visit the Narthex on November 10th and 17th). You'll get to look through to find a family you'd like to sponsor. We're looking for you to provide each child in a sponsored family with:

  • A new, age appropriate and reasonable priced toy
  • A new pair of shoes, pants or shirt (not necessarily all three unless you find a bargain!
  • Additionally, we'd like for each family to receive a gift card to a grocery store-- a good guideline for the amount is $10 for each member in the family. So a family of four would get a giftcard for $40.

Other ways to help out:

  • Give a monetary gift to help cover the cost of the party, food, and supplies. Checks can be made out to St. Luke's, with "Angel Tree" in the memo, and dropped in the offering plate or mailed to P.O. Box 22013 Houston, TX 77227
  • Volunteer to be a shopper for any additional supplies needed for the December 8 Angel Tree Party.
  • Volunteer at the Angel Tree Party on December 8 at 12:30 pm at Gethsemane, where all our sponsor and sponsored families will be able to partipate in fellowship, food, and crafts together.

For more information:

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Erica at or 713-357-4471.

Need Ideas of What to Shop For?

We are asking that sponsor families spend no more than $50 per child. While each child supplied us with a wish-list, some of the things they asked for may be more than the suggested amount, which requires us to be creative in what we give them. Here are some helpful suggestions, by age:

Teenagers (13-15 years old)

  • Hair appliances (curling iron, blow dryer, flat iron)
  • Jewelry set
  • Makeup kit
  • Bath and beauty items
  • Perfume or cologne set
  • Skateboard
  • MP3 player
  • Digital camera
  • Electronic handheld game
  • Watch
  • Hat, jersey, etc. from Houston area sports teams
  • Art set

Pre-Teenagers (10-12 years old)

  • Jewelry box, jewelry
  • Makeup kit
  • Bath and beauty items
  • Wallet, belt, purse
  • Watch
  • Perfume or cologne set
  • Hat, jersey, etc. from Houston area sports teams
  • Electronic handheld games
  • Large art or craft projects (like paint by number, screen printing, knitting)
  • MP3 player
  • Lego architect set
  • Skateboard or schooter and helmet

Elementary (6-9 years old)

  • Doll house, doll, doll accessories
  • Art set
  • Board game, 3-D or large puzzle
  • Remote controlled car or pet
  • Scooter and helmet
  • Sports equipment
  • Advanced lego set
  • Electronic handheld game

Pre-School (3-5 years old)

  • Baby doll, clothes, and accessories
  • Tea or kitchen set
  • Dress up set
  • Big stuffed animal
  • Wooden blocks or legos
  • Scooter and helmet
  • Action figure
  • Train or miniature car set

Infant/Toddler (0-2 years old)

  • Wooden puzzle
  • Baby toy- sorting, stacking, music, light up
  • Soft toy
  • Bouncer or play gym