Giving Tree 2020

UUCE will be participating in the Giving Tree with YWCA of Elgin this year. Even with the pandemic, we’re ready to support YWCA and the children who benefit from their program.

We need Secret Santas to help us pick out gifts for 30 children in the YWCA youth program. You can sign up to buy gifts for one child, an entire family, or sign up for the gifts that speak to you the most.

How to Participate

Our gift sign-ups are already filled! Thank you to all our volunteer Secret Santas! If you’ve already signed up to participate, please make sure you follow the instructions for gift drop-offs.


  • All gifts must be new
  • Please request a separate gift receipt for each gift
  • Wrap each present separately and tag it with: child’s name, number/gift code (eg. Cody [4-TOY] or Lacey [10-BOOK])

Our mission is to provide an outfit, toy, and book for each child. The gift receipt is your golden parachute. If we get it wrong, the child will be able to shop for their own present!

Drop Off

Gifts can be dropped off in the church foyer starting December 5th. The last day to drop off gifts is December 12th.

  • Bring wrapped and labeled gifts to the church foyer.
  • Please put your gift(s) in the bag labeled with the matching gift code. One gift per bag.

If you don’t have a key, please drop off your gifts during our Administrator’s office hours: Wednesday or Thursday 10am-2pm. You can contact Mila Brinker or ring our doorbell to be let in.

Especially considering the challenges of the pandemic, you are truly the most generous Secret Santas!

Thank you!