Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, and to keep things as “contactless” as possible, we are asking parishioners to donate money for Angel Tree, which we will use to purchase gift cards from Walmart, Target and Ingles. These gift cards will then be distributed to each family according to family size.
We are providing several ways to donate:
Online - We are migrating to a new, more seamless, and integrated parish database and online donation program, ParishSoft Giving. You can make your Angel Tree donation via this new system at this link.
Mail - The church address is: PO Box 39, Arden, NC 28704. Make checks payable to "St. Barnabas Catholic Church" and write "Angel Tree" in the memo line.
Angel Tree Offering Box at Mass on weekends: Dropping Donation Off at the church during regular office hours.
We are accepting applications only from registered parishioners at our parish, not from the community at large. Those applications will be accepted from November 9th through November 14th, online. We will be providing gift cards for all those in the family who are 18 years of age and younger, and those 60 and older who reside with the family. We will also be providing a “Family Gift Card”, for the family in general.
Angel Tree Dates: October 24 - November 8: Collecting monetary donations. (Please do not purchase gift cards yourselves!)
November 9 - 14: Applications for assistance accepted online, by filling out a form on our parish website (link will be available Nov. 9).
Gift Card Disbursement to Receiving Families: Wednesday, December 2nd in the evening and Friday, December 4th during the day.
We are still in need of helpers for this program, especially any of you who are bilingual. If you would like to help or would like more information, please contact Valarie Brooks at: (828) 684-6098 Ext. 1306 Please be as generous as possible. We are anticipating an increase in need this year due to COVID-19.