Help us reach our goal of $20,000 to assist over 500 families this holiday season. Every dollar helps!
Each year, the community of St. John the Baptist comes together to support families in need during the holiday season. We have provided hundreds of meals during Thanksgiving and supported dozens of families and individuals with the Giving Tree.
There is great need again this year; perhaps even more as so many have lost employment throughout the duration of the pandemic. Our hope is to be able to support many of these families by providing a bit of Christ’s light and love to them.
Due to the pandemic, we are hoping to raise our funds in new ways this year:
Traditional Giving: Checks can be made to St. John the Baptist. Please include: Holiday Gift Drive in the memo line. They can be dropped off at the church or mailed to 25810 156th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042.
Online Giving: You can visit tinyurl.com/sjtbholidays to make a donation online. Our online giving is set up through Faith Direct, but you can make a one-time gift without signing up for Faith Direct if you do not have an account. If you do have an account, you can log in, select “One-Time Gift Now” and choose Holiday Gift Drive to make a donation.
Text-to-Give: You can also make a direct donation by texting 253-617-3645 and entering in your donation amount (i.e. $20). You will receive a text with a link to complete your donation. It will direct you to the Faith Direct giving page.
Supporting Families Through
Catholic Community Services
Children’s Home Society
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Kent School District
Kent Youth & Family Services
St. Vincent de Paul
Suggested giving amounts (any amount helps!):
$30 provides one full meal from Red Apple
$35 provides essential baby items such as diapers and wipes to help a mom in need
$75 sponsors a family for Christmas
Volunteering will be different this year. We are looking for households of 2 or more members to sign up to put together Thanksgiving bags. Because we are at 25% capacity, we must have volunteers sign up in advance. Please click the button below if you and your household can help out the weekend of November 21st and 22nd. Times will be on the sign up page.