SVdP XMAS Volunteers

Christmas 2018 Community Volunteers

Join the St. Vincent de Paul Society this Advent season, as we reach out to the neediest families in our community to share the blessings of Love, Joy, Peace, in a simple, meaningful way. Catholic parishioners and friends in the Brazos Valley participate through the Giving Tree at all 5 area Catholic churches (St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Mary's, St. Joseph, St. Anthony & Santa Teresa) . This yearly outreach to low or no-income families provides Christmas Gifts to children, their parents, and homes, to make their holiday season a  little brighter. 

We cannot do this alone. Please join our efforts as we gather, transfer, and prepare donated gifts, on Tue, Wed, Thur, & Fri. Dec 11-14 (we will be checking, wrapping, shopping, or sacking all day!) and deliver them to our neighbors on Sat Dec 15 (am). Please scroll down to select the tasks you wish to assist us with.

First come-first serve!

Feel free to forward this sign-up or this link: http://bit.ly/SVdPChristmas2018 (copy & paste).

Location: All activity related to this event will take place at St. Joseph Parish Activity Center 

For parents with young children:

Most gift prep events from Dec 11-14 require adults (or middle/high school children with supervision) helping.

We regret that there are no tasks that can be assigned to young children. We are processing a large volume of gifts in a very limited work space, and in past years we have found this to be stressful to active young children as well as other adults in the midst of the work.

Deliveries on Sat Dec 15 is a wonderful service opportunity for families, and children are encouraged to join their parents in this activity.

Shopping on Thursday Dec 13 for missing gifts is another opportunity in which to include young children.

 

**Delivery Drivers please note:

  • To ensure a smoother check-in and loading, check-in times are staggered this year. Please select the time slot that best suits your availability.
  • Most delivery runs are completed in 60-120 minutes. We begin with neighborhoods that are furthest away. Please be flexible to accommodate weather delays or traffic.
  • ALL drivers MUST return to the Parish Activity Center to return signed delivery slips and any undelivered items.

Contact Esther Miranda at [email protected] or 979-676-0724 for additional information or questions.

Thank you for generously sharing your, time, hands, and hearts for our neighbors.

God bless you!

 

Created by:   Esther Miranda
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CST)

Christmas Confirmation calls

Work the phone bank to call families with delivery reminders

12/08/2018 (Sat) St. Mary's Church-phone bank at the end of offices. 
10:00am - 12:00pm (6)  
Already filled

.Transfer gifts AT St. Joseph (from storage container next to office to PAC)

Bring your truck/vehicle, or assist us to load/unload. Need wagons/dollies.

12/11/2018 (Tue) Start at area churches - end at St. Joseph Parish Activity Center  
8:30am - 10:00am (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled

Transfer gifts from St.Mary's to St. Joseph

Bring your truck/vehicle, or assist us to load/unload. Need wagons/dollies.

12/11/2018 (Tue) Start at area churches - end at St. Joseph Parish Activity Center  
8:30am - 10:00am (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled

Transfer gifts from Santa Teresa to St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center

Bring your truck/vehicle, or assist us to load/unload. Need wagons/dollies.

12/11/2018 (Tue) Start at area churches - end at St. Joseph Parish Activity Center  
8:30am - 10:00am   
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 1 Shift A- Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Replace tree tags with name labels, identify & replace missing items, re-pack if needed, bag and label bags, run to store for needed items/supplies

12/11/2018 (Tue) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
10:00am - 2:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled

Gift Prep - Day 1 Shift B - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Replace tree tags with name labels, identify & replace missing items, re-pack if needed, bag and label bags, run to store for needed items/supplies

12/11/2018 (Tue) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
2:00pm - 6:00pm (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled

Gift Prep - Day 1 Shift C - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Replace tree tags with name labels, identify & replace missing items, re-pack if needed, bag and label bags, run to store for needed items/supplies

12/11/2018 (Tue) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (6)  
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 2 Shift A - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Prep 'all complete' family bags/ add missing gifts to sacks/check tags

12/12/2018 (Wed) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 2 Shift B - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Prep 'all complete' family bags/ add missing gifts to sacks/check tags

12/12/2018 (Wed) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (4)  
Already filled

Gift Prep, Day 2 Shift C - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Check incomplete bags/create shopping lists

12/12/2018 (Wed) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
3:00pm - 6:00pm (4)  
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 3 Shift A

Pick Up shopping list / Shop for missing gifts

12/13/2018 (Thu) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
10:00am - 2:00pm (4)  
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 3 Shift B - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Wrapping prep for purchased gifts/sort, count & box linens and household items

12/13/2018 (Thu) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
2:00pm - 4:00pm (6)  
Already filled

Gift Prep - Day 4 Shift A - Adults (Middle/High students may assist with adult supervision)

Wrap, tag, complete family bags. Shop for any gifts ( if still missing)

12/14/2018 (Fri) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
10:00am - 2:00pm (6)  
Already filled

Delivery Prep - Adults Only

Prepare gift bags for delivery by family number and route order.

12/14/2018 (Fri) St. Joseph Church, parish Activity Center 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled

Refreshment Table Monitor

Assist to set up and monitor the refreshment table for volunteers during event times.

12/11/2018 (Tue) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
10:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
12/12/2018 (Wed) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
12/14/2018 (Fri) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
10:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
12/15/2018 (Sat) St. Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 10:00am (2)  
Already filled

Loaders

Load & unload gift sacks into wagons and vehicles. May require lifting heavier sacks or boxes upto 50 pounds.

12/15/2018 (Sat) St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 10:30am (6)  
Already filled

Event clean up

Take all remaining gifts and event supplies to storage.

12/15/2018 (Sat) St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 10:30am (4)  

Delivery Driver

Must have valid driver license. Must return to PAC after deliveries.

12/15/2018 (Sat) St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:00am - 10:30am (10)  
Already filled
St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center  
9:15am - 10:30am (10)  
8 of 10 slots filled
9:30am - 10:45am (6)  
Already filled
St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:45am - 11:00am (6)  
Already filled

Clean Up

Combine left over refeshment items, take out trash, move furniture items as needed

12/15/2018 (Sat) St.Joseph Church, Parish Activity Center 
9:45am - 11:00am (4)  


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