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LAKC-YLS Hosts 8th Annual Santa’s Snow Ball and Santa’s Hotline!

01 Dec 2014 2:17 PM | Anonymous

It’s time again for the LAKC-YLS Santa’s Snow Ball, which will be taking place on Thursday, December 11, 2014! This event provides an evening of fun for families staying in local homeless shelters during the holiday season. At the event, each child under the age of 18 receives a gift, everyone has dinner, and all enjoy many activities, including a visit and photo opportunity with Santa, face painting, craft-making, and story-telling. The law firm of Lathrop & Gage, 2345 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Mo., has generously agreed to host the event, which will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Guests will attend the event in one of two time slots, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., or from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

LAKC-YLS is seeking volunteers and donations for this event, as detailed below.

VOLUNTEERS

At the event

December 11, 2014: We will need volunteers before, during, and after the event to decorate the venue, do activities with the children, visit with the families, help serve dinner, and then clean up at the end of the evening. The volunteers can sign up for either or both of the following shifts: Shift 1 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.; or Shift 2 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. If volunteers can help decorate during the afternoon, we will begin decorating around 3 p.m. Parking will be available in the parking garage attached to the Lathrop & Gage building. Please bring your parking ticket to the event to receive a parking voucher.

If you are interested in volunteering during the event, please contact Jessie McKinney at jamckinney@shb.com or (816) 559-0352.

 

Santa’s Hotline

December 15, 2014 – December 18, 2014: In conjunction with Santa’s Snow Ball, LAKC-YLS also conducts Santa’s Hotline. LAKC-YLS seeks volunteers to play Santa or Mrs. Claus to place calls to a child who is expecting a call from Santa or Mrs. Claus. The children are always very excited to hear a jolly ho-ho-ho, and it is sure to make their day! The calls are made from a volunteer’s home or office between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 15, 2014, through December 18, 2014.

If you have any further questions regarding volunteering for Santa’s Hotline, or registering a child to receive a phone call from Santa or Mrs. Claus, please contact Anne Baggott at abaggott@littler.com or (816) 627-4410.

DONATIONS

In addition to volunteers, this event requires a substantial amount of resources. Please help us make the holiday season brighter for these children and families. Donations can be paid to the LAKC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, earmarked for Santa’s Snow Ball. Every donation is appreciated and goes directly to the support to this event (such as dinner for every attendee, presents for the children, and supplies for the activities).

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Nate Jones at njones@wcllp.com or (816) 701-1100. 

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