Toys and gifts will soon fill the lobby at Hartford Seminary in preparation for the annual Where Love Is Christmas Gift-Giving Ministry to Children in Need.
Please join Professor Miriam Therese Winter and the Rev. Gail Williams, MA ’16, in their efforts to bring gifts to children who fall through the cracks of our social service systems. Last year, approximately 2,000 children benefited from this initiative.
The Gift-Giving Ministry began years ago with a program to give gifts to children whose mothers were incarcerated in the women’s prison in Niantic. When that program ended, the ministry found a new purpose in providing gifts for needy children in the Greater Hartford area. Social workers are able to come to Hartford Seminary and “shop” for toys that fit the needs of their specific clients. Volunteers also make and fill hundreds of Christmas stockings.
There are two ways to help before the toys are distributed in mid-December. Bring new toys or gifts (teenagers included) to Hartford Seminary, or make a tax-deductible donation payable to Medical Mission Sisters and send to:
Medical Mission Sisters
Att: Miriam Therese Winter
77 Sherman St.
Hartford, CT 06105
One hundred percent of your donation will to go the Where Love Is Christmas Gift-Giving Ministry to Children in Need.