An Advent of Giving

White Gifts will look a little differently this year, but First Presbyterian Church will continue to bless several organizations with gifts wrapped in white for those they serve. Each Sunday in Advent, we will collect gifts for an identified organization. Below is the schedule and wish list of each organization.

Special Instructions: Please purchase new in package items and add a tag on the gift that lists the size of the item and if it is intended for a male or female, if applicable.

Sunday, November 29 - Thornwell

  • Books for in-home therapy programs
    • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    • The Redo Roo by Cindy Lee
    • The Elephant with Small Ears by Cindy Lee
    • Baby Owl Lost Her Whoo by Cindy Lee
    • Doggie Doesn't Know No by Cindy Lee
    • It is Tough to be Gentle: A Dragon's Tale by Cindy Lee
    • The Penguin and the Fine Looking Fish by Cindy Lee
  • Necessities
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • Body Wash (no bar soap)
    • New Pillows
    • New Bed in a Bag (twin size)
  • Other Items
    • New sports equipment
    • Clock radios
    • New Lego kits
    • Walmart, Target, Amazon, Sonic, McDonalds, or Chick-Fil-A gift cards


Sunday, D
ecember 6 - The Cleveland Academy of Leadership

  • Khaki pants (sizes 5/6-14/16 - both boy and girl styles)
  • Socks/Underwear
  • Belts
  • Tennis Shoes (children's size 1-8)
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Gift Cards to Walmart or Hobby Lobby (to purchase supplies for special classroom projects)

Sunday, December 13 - Mobile Meals

  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Pajamas or Gowns
  • Gloves and Scarves
  • Bedroom Slippers

Sunday, December 20 - Hope Center for Children

  • Washcloths and towels
  • Underwear (new in package/boys and girls all sizes)
  • Twin Bedding and Sheets (new in package)
  • Gift cards for Walmart, Target, Ingles, Bi-Lo, and Food Lion

You may also give a monetary donation! Click the button below and choose "White Gifts" in the drop down menu.