On Friday, 3 November Shalom celebrated the final community service project for the year which was the Giving Tree. The generosity expressed through gifts and gift cards was extraordinary. A sum of $2,313 cash and over $300 in gift cards was also donated. All gifts and donations were gratefully received by Saint Vincent De Paul as they prepare to spread the joy to families doing it tough this Christmas season. The Giving Tree always reminds us just how generous the Shalom Community is and that 'Jesus is the true reason for the season'.