Naw Htoo Paw takes a tag from the Christmas Giving Tree prior to Sunday morning Mass Dec. 7 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.
She and her husband Sam moved to the United States from Malaysia six months ago.
The cathedral parish is collecting gifts for to residents of Fernwood Manor Rest Home and Chelsea Place Care Center, both in Hartford.
Gift-giving is a strong Advent and Christmas tradition at many parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)