The Giving Tree

LISTEN’s Holiday Basket Program
In past years, our congregation has participated in LISTEN’s Holiday Basket Program by selecting tags from our Giving Tree and generously buying gifts for local families and seniors in need. This year the program is taking a different shape to further protect us all from the pandemic. Instead of going out and buying gifts, LISTEN is instead requesting monetary contributions. LISTEN has many families and seniors who have asked to receive holiday gifts this year – in fact, they have a waiting list of people that are hoping for help. They have committed to providing warm clothing and holiday food for 200 local individuals that have requested support. Each child will receive a $100 gift card for a local store to purchase clothing and each family (including seniors), will receive a $50 gift card for a local grocery store. 

Here is how OSLC can help bring Christmas Joy to our neighbors in need:

  • You can donate online directly at This will go through PayPal and there will be a transaction fee. After donating online, please email Monica at and let her know that you made a donation and include a reference to OSLC.
  • You can write a check and send it to LISTEN Community Services at 60 Hanover Street in Lebanon, NH, 03766, and indicate in the memo field that this gift is for holiday baskets, OSLC.

Please consider making this donation ASAP so that LISTEN can have enough time to plan for and distribute the Holiday Baskets before the holiday season starts. Wouldn’t it be great if they receive so many donations that they are also able to bring joy to those in our community on the waiting list.