Local Holiday Volunteer Opportunities For You And Your Employees!

Seasons Greetings from the Community Outreach Committee.

By Paul Love

Dear HRBA:

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to make you aware of some local giving opportunities for you and your employees.  In addition to the totally exciting chance to be an official Elf at the Community Ministries client party on December 22, we will be collecting toys and gift cards at our HRBA meeting on December 12.  Please bring an age appropriate unwrapped toy or gift card to the meeting.

Seasons Greetings from the Community Outreach Committee. 

OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP CMR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

WEEK of December 17th

 Make calls during the work day to clients scheduled to receive December toys and Holiday meal baskets. Confirm they received their letter of invitation, and answer any questions they have.  Spanish/English speakers strongly encouraged to volunteer. Organize toy donations in preparation for distribution on Thursday, December 20 and Saturday, December 22, and wrap toys for Santa to distribute at our Client Holiday party on December 22.  Various times available – call or email to schedule a time during the workday!

THURSDAY, December 20th

Help parents choose gifts for their children, check clients in and out, help gift wrap, keep children occupied, distribute meal baskets/gift cards, help families transport to vehicles, stock and keep gifts/baskets/miscellaneous stuff neat.  At our 1010 Grandin Avenue office.  Distribution is 3pm – 7pm.  Shifts available 1pm – 4pm, 4pm – 6:30pm, 5pm – 7:30pm.

SATURDAY, December 22nd

Help parents choose gifts for their children, check clients in and out, help gift wrap, keep children occupied, distribute meal baskets/gift cards, help families transport to vehicles, stock and keep gifts/baskets/miscellaneous stuff neat.  At St. Francis Episcopal Church.  10033 River Road, Potomac.  Distribution is 12pm – 4pm.  Shifts are 11:00pm – 2:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm.

CLIENT Holiday Party, SATURDAY, December 22nd

Set up guest tables, buffet, craft stations. Serve food, help children with crafts, help Santa give out gifts, clean up, and other tasks.  Party is at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville.  Set up begins at 4:30pm.  Shifts are 4:30pm – 9pm or 5:30pm – 10pm. 

DONATION OF HOLIDAY DINNER BASKET (Recommended filling to serve 8)

A $25 gift certificate to Giant or Safeway (to purchase turkey/main,) 2 boxes stuffing, 2 cans/jars gravy, 1 can cranberry sauce, 5 lbs potatoes (or a box of instant potatoes), 5 large sweet potatoes (or 2 cans yams), 3 lbs apples or oranges, 3 – 16 oz. cans of vegetables, 1 package dinner rolls, 1 – 64 oz. container of apple juice, 1 dessert  like cake, cake mix and frosting, or holiday cookies. Please pack in a sturdy box or laundry basket, add personal touches as you choose. Deliver to CMR Wednesday, 12/19 or Thursday, 12/20 from 10am – 4pm.

DONATION OF TOYS AND GIFTS

Toys for children ages 0 – 12 years, recommended value of $20 – $30 each.  Gift cards to stores like Target, and TJ Maxx for teen children. Recommended value of $20 – $30 each.

For more information or to schedule a volunteer shift, contact Andrea Kempner-Wink at 301-637-0172 or AndreaKWink@CMRocks.org

Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR)

1010 Grandin Avenue, #A1, Rockville, MD 20851

301-637-0730 * www.CMRocks.org * Info@CMRocks.org

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