When and where will shopping be done?
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at the Wal-Mart on Browns Mill Road
How long will the event take?
Approximately 1-2 hours (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm).
Where will we meet?
Volunteers will meet at 6:00 pm in the gardening department.
Approximately how many children attend?
We hope to take as many as 150, depending on the number of scholarships we are able to raise.
How do you choose which children participate?
Parents will complete Christmas Application Forms; these forms will be prioritized based on need. Additionally, we utilize the Charity Check website to verify families that may already be registered with other benevolent agencies to help avoid duplicating services.
What will be purchased?
Each child is required to purchase an outfit consisting of shoes, pants, a shirt, a small toy for themselves, and a gift for a family member.
How much $ will be allotted per child?
We would love to be able to spend $100 per child as we have done in years past.
Why did Coalition decide to do this?
The initial brainstorm behind this project was our strong desire to give the children an opportunity to experience the true meaning of Christmas. Many times, children are so focused on the getting part of Christmas that they miss the beauty of giving. We were looking for a creative way to ensure that they were getting the things they truly need while giving them the opportunity to experience the magic of being the giver and blessing someone they love at Christmas time.
To sponsor a child how much do we need to give?
Any amount is helpful. Those that have the financial resources are welcome to give as they are able. Those that have more time are able to volunteer and be a part of blessing someone else during the Christmas season.
Who do you think should come to shop with Coalition children?
Shoppers should be 18 years or older. We also request that volunteers not bring their own children with them, if possible. Some of our Coalition children are shy or uncomfortable around new children or may be embarrassed if they happen to know or attend school with a volunteer’s child.
How do I participate?
Complete the S40 Volunteer Application and return it back to us by Thursday, November 30th. You may mail it back, fax it or scan it and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers cannot participate without one. This allows us to complete a background check, which is shredded after our event. Even if you have completed a volunteer application previously, you must complete a new one to participate in this event.