It is time again for the LAKC-YLS Santa Snow Ball, which will be taking place on Wednesday, December 16, 2009! If you are not familiar with Santa Snow Ball, this event provides an evening of fun for families staying in local homeless shelters during the holiday season. Each child under the age of 18 receives a gift, everyone is provided dinner, and there are countless activities for all to enjoy, including a visit with Santa, face painting, craft-making, and story-telling. The law firm of Lathrop and Gage has generously agreed to host the event, which will run from 5pm until 8pm. LAKC-YLS is seeking volunteers and donations for the event. Additionally, this year we are offering a Santa Hotline, where, for a small donation, we will arrange to have Santa or Mrs. Claus call your child to discuss their wishes for the holiday season.
There are a number of different volunteer opportunities associated with this event:
December 15, 2009: We will need volunteers during the lunch hour to help wrap the presents for the children. Last year we provided presents for approximately 150 children, which took a lot of wrapping! We will provide pizza for lunch and begin wrapping at noon.
December 16, 2009: We will need volunteers prior to and during 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. Generally, we have a couple of shifts: Shift 1: 4:30-6:30 Shift 2- 6:30-8:30. If you can help decorate during the afternoon, we will begin decorating around 3pm.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Pond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 421-0644.
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. A donation of only $5.00 supports an entire family's activities for the evening; a donation of $10.00 covers one person's meal; and a donation of $20.00 will buy a gift for a child. To donate online, click here.