Pennsylvania Church Creates “Mitten Trees” for Christmas

Collect clothing donations to deliver to impoverished residents.

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Radnor, Pa., works year-round to make and collect hats, gloves and scarves for community distribution. At Christmastime, the congregation adds to the “Mitten Tree” located in the narthex.

Clothing items are collected and adorn the tree until Christmas, when they are delivered to St. David’s inner-city sister church, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.

“Our response each year is so overwhelming,” coordinator Leslie Lewis says. “Now I even have friends contribute food and items who are not even part of the church. It is a great witness.”

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