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Volunteers Needed for our 5th Annual Christmas Event- 12-4-21

Our Sixth Annual Holiday party begins the seasonal festivities!  This year we are modifying our event for the safety of all our families and volunteers.  We will be hosting a drive through Winter Wonderland and we will be handing out Gifts, PJ's, Books, Snacks and some DIY crafts for take home fun.  

The event is from 2 pm - 5:30 pm and each family will be given a time for their arrival.  We will be staggering the families to ensure that there are no traffic backups and that no families are waiting too long to enter the drive through event.   

We will have up to 50 families attending the event and will be requesting all families to stay in their vehicles to help us maintain social distancing.  We are also asking all volunteers and staff to wear masks. 

Volunteers are needed to assist with our Foster, Kinship & Adoptive Families Christmas with our drive through Holiday event on Saturday, December 4th.

For many children in foster care, Christmas is a reminder that they are separated from their parents, siblings and family. It is a time of high anxiety, triggers, and trauma as they face the realization that they will not be "home for the holidays." ASA Now recognizes and understands the financial hardship and the added strain that foster and kinship families face during the holidays.

For foster families facing financial difficulties, ASA Now provides gifts for the entire family. We provide families with the opportunity and time to focus on the children in their care by hosting an Enchanted Christmas Holiday Celebration. Due to Covid this year we will be modifiying it to be a drive through and will do everything we can to make it magical and entertaining for the family.  

Our last semi-annual report showed that there were almost 14,000 children in the foster care system and only 750 new foster licensed families but 1,039 families closed their license. We would like to show our appreciation to those families who have opened up their homes and hearts to some of Arizona’s most vulnerable children.

ASA Now is hosting this Winter Wonderland event at Jacob's Mission Community Center - 7830 E University Dr. Mesa, AZ  from 2 pm - 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 5th. If you are volunteering the day of the event please be sure to arrive no later than 1:30 pm (preferably closer to 1) and be sure to stick around to help us clean up.  We will also need volunteers the weeks prior as there is alot of prepwork.  So if you are not availalbe on December 5th we can use your help prior to the event working on decorations.  

On behalf of our parents, thank you so much for your support!

Please consider inviting your co-workers, friends, and loved ones and don't forget to share the link on your social media.

 

Cash or in-kind donations can be claimed by the donor as a deduction on their individual tax returns. We are happy to provide you with a receipt. Simply email us a copy of your receipt to asanow.org@gmail.com Subject: In-Kind Donation Receipt Needed.

 

All services provided by ASA Now are made possible by the support of caring volunteers and donors within our community.

To volunteer or to learn more about our on-going renovations of Jacob's Mission Community Center in Mesa look for us on Just Serve, visit us at www.asanow.org or email us at asanow.org@gmail.com.

Jacob’s Mission Community Center
7830 E. University Dr.
Mesa AZ 85207
623-428-1592

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To make a credit or debit card donation visit:
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PayPal: PayPal.me/ASANow

Check: 7830 E. University Dr. Medsa, AZ 85207

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* ASA Now is an Arizona Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization. Arizona tax law allows those who donate to a qualifying Foster Care charitable organization to receive a maximum tax credit of $1,000 for joint filers and $500 for single filers. This donation is more than just a deduction. It is a dollar for dollar reduction in what you owe or an increase in your refund.
EIN #81-2819648 QFCO #10046

 

Date: 12/04/2021 (Sat.)

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT

Location: Jacob's Mission Community Center

Created by:   ASA Now
 
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Traffic Director (4)

1:45 to 5:15 - need to help direct traffic coming into the center. Must be 18 years of age.

 

Dress Up Characters (3)

 

Set Up (13)

Please be to the community center by 10 a.m. to setup, should be done by 12 or 1.

 

Clean UP (10)

Be to the community center around 5:15 to help take things down. Should be done by 6.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Liz Phillips

Decoration Volunteer (2)

Assist in decorating venue. Will be making decorations for set up on Dec 5th. You do NOT need to help set up just make decorations.

 

DIY Station (2)

Dress up in festive clothes or character & hand out DIY crafts. Will have all DIY crafts packaged and ready for each family.

 

Snack Station (2)

Help hand out prepackaged snacks & water to vehicles driving through 2-5:30

 
All slots filled
Teresa Longhurst (2)
We will have 2 adults and 2 children volunteering.

Book Station

Hand out books presorted for the day of the event to vehicles

 

Santa Helper (2)

Dress up as an elf and help santa hand out gifts to each family. Will have all gifts ready and packaged to be handed out.

 

Sign in Table (2)

Will be signing in families form 2-5 pm

 

Take home Craft (9)

Call Heather with you craft idea 602-793-9764

 

Individually wrapped snacks or beverage (5)

Dress up as a Christmas character and hand out refreshments

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Liz Phillips

Take home cookie decorating kit (2)

 

Professional Photographers

About 40 families Candid shots due to drive through event

 
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