Gemma's Angels is seeking out volunteers for our Holiday Specials Events for 2016. Great family activity! Inolve the kids (you decide the appropriate age i.e. in which they are able to perform actual assistance).
Last year, we conducted Christmas parties at five different homeless shelters in the Harrisburg area and served over 100 children and many other adults.
We have set the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 16, 17 & 18 for our parties.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, December 16, 6:30 pm: Shalom House
We provide gifts, some food and fresh fruits & vegetables for their dinner. We help Santa hand out gifts to the children ages infant to 12 and provide $20 gift cards to ages 13 to 18. This is a larger shelter with at least 45+ adults and children.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 pm: Interfaith Shelter
We provide gifts and fresh fruits & vegetables as treats. We help Santa hand out gifts to the children ages infant to 12 and provide $20 gift cards to ages 13 to 18. This is a larger shelter with 40 adults and children.
Saturday, December 17, 5:00 pm: Evergreen House
Shelter is adult women in reocovery but no children in residente. Many have children or grandchildren who visit the evening of the party. We provide dinner and fresh fruits & vegetables. We provide gift bags of toiletries for the residents of the shelter. We help Santa hand out gifts to any children visiting ages infant to 12 and provide $20 gift cards to ages 13 to 18.
Sunday, December 18, 6 pm: Lourdes House (time is tentative)
Shelter is a maternity home for adult homeless women. There are typically several babies (fun!) and with several moms expecting. We provide dinner and fresh fruits & vegetables. We also provide gift bags of toiletries for the ladies. We help Santa hand out the gifts to the mothers and infants. Lots of baby holding at this party!
IMPORTANT: click here and register as a volunteer. Please remember to complete the entire form including your address and phone number so that we can contact you. Make sure you check "Donate/Volunteer for Holiday Activities."
We will sent, by email, a signup form. For more information, call Mike at 717-298-0150
PS These parties are fun and will bring you memories that will last a lifetime!
- Child Welfare
- Event Design & Planning
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 5 hours per weekend, some prep time prior to.
- Children of families are welcome and encouraged to help!
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