RE: 2020 Christmas Angel Program
To: Our Parishioners, Organizations, and Family of Schools
From: St. Leo the Great Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP)
As you are likely aware, we serve families in need with donations from our St. Leo The Great
Catholic Church parishioners. Once again, our Conference is inviting all parishioners,
organizations and schools in our family of schools, to be a part of our annual Christmas Angel
In the past, our Christmas Angel program involved providing local families with many of their
“wish list” items, as well as gift cards to various retailers and grocery stores. This year however,
due to Covid-19, we have to change the way in which we support our local families to ensure the
safety of everyone involved. Therefore, we will be providing Christmas assistance this year via
Presidents Choice and Walmart gift cards, so that recipients can purchase food and gifts for
themselves and their families.
Here’s how you can help… We will be accepting monetary donations in both physical form
(cash, cheque, etc) and via e-transfers to our Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and donations of Walmart gift cards in denominations of $25.
– If you are sending an e-transfer, please include a note that the money is intended for
“Christmas Angels” in the e-transfer comment box, and make the password: StleoSSVP
– If donating gift cards, please donate only Walmart gift cards in denominations of $25, as
that allows for ease of distribution
– Deadline for collecting funds is Sunday, November 29th. If physical donations are being
made, the last collection will be at the 11:00am Mass that Sunday.
We thank you in advance for your time and consideration. If you have questions, please send an
email to our Conference (email@example.com) and we will respond as soon as we are