‘Giving Tree’ a chance for you to give children a Merry Christmas

Our annual “Giving Tree” is underway. On it are ornaments with the names of children in the various programs of the Thea Bowman House. There might be a few other requests as well from other organizations.

We hope that you will take an ornament (or several) and purchase the item that the child is wishing for this Christmas. Please bring the gift with the ornament attached to it — UNWRAPPED — and place it in the Scalabrini niche by Sunday, Dec. 5. This is the last day to bring the gifts in. The children receive the gifts the following week, and if the gifts are not brought in in time, they won’t receive them.

Please help to make these children have a Merry Christmas. If you have any questions, contact Anne Elacqua at 315-941-7447 or email