Christmas Party For 11,000 Homeless People. 3,000 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PLEASE HELP


When: December 15, 2011, Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Dallas Convention Center 650 S. Griffin Street Dallas, Texas 75202


This will be an event you do not want to miss.

There are many positions available. Reuniting the Family: A Christmas to Remember ‘Tis the season’ for sharing the spirit of Christmas.

Operation Care International will again host the nation’s largest Christmas party for the homeless at the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday, December 15th with a special recognition of our homeless veterans. Operation Care Needs! With a budget of over 150,000 for Christmas Gift 2011, FUNDS are definitely needed to support this life changing event.

We are in a very busy season right now and can use some funds for upcoming projects and expansion also if you would like to make a donation go to and click on membership dues if you are able to help out.

Learn more about donating. Your Prayers are definitely needed to support this mission. Submit your prayer requests. Homeless Gifts Drive (Churches, Schools, Companies, Organizations) - Theme: Each one Bring one We Need People To Organize Drives! Goods Needed: Sleeping Bags Blankets Shoes (Sizes 10-14) Toys (1-14 years old) Coats Personal Care Products(Socks, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Washcloth, Shampoo, Lotion, Razor Blades,Feminine Hygiene, Soap, Comb, I Gallon zip lock bag) Christmas Decorations and Carpenters Eye Glasses Baby Wipes/Gloves

Warehouse Location: 3113 Glenfield Ave, Dallas, Tx 75233 Contact: Jeff & Christine Bennett *[masked] * [masked] Volunteers: We need volunteers in many areas in order to change lives through Christmas Gift 2012. Review our Volunteer Opportunities to see where you can serve and share your talents. Sign Up Now! Special Recognition: We need your help! We are searching for the oldest veterans in the D/FW Metroplex. We would like to recognize the oldest veterans (85 years or older) who would represent each of the 5 branches of the services (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy), and who can still march in a short parade, in uniform, at the Dallas Convention Center. Contact Patrick Huck at[masked]

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  • Tim G.

    Absolutely heart warming event! Thank you so much for everyone that came out, donated, and gave of your heart and soul. You guys are awesome!

    1 · December 26, 2012

  • Rosalba

    I went home feeling happy to be a part of this awesome event it was so much fun. I got to meet a lot of great people my favorite moment was when we helped a young man "Emmit (aka Mike?? (he hates his name). He found a pair of glasses he was so thankful to find a pair of glasses that he could actually see clearly with. He said I have not seen so clearly in years. I can even see your freckles lol. He was so thankful!! So many things we take for granted like a pair of glasses. I give God thanks for so many people that made this event happen who serve with Love freely to help our fellow brothers and sisters. Praise God!!

    December 16, 2012

    • cheron

      Bless you Rosalba

      December 16, 2012

  • Debra

    Awesome event. I was so moved and inspired by all events of this day. Thank you for posting.

    1 · December 15, 2012

    • cheron


      1 · December 15, 2012

  • cheron

    Can I bring my children?
    Yes, but we would prefer that they be 12 years or older. Insurance and other logistical reasons establish this requirement. There are no child sitting services at the event.

    The link that i posted gives a insite on any questions we may have
    This place is huge and there will be a lot a lot of people 11,000+ not counting the orgainers and volunteers and children with their patents as the guest coming and going and if she get lost or seperated from you it will be heart broken for her as well you the event is so geared to handing and walking till it may not be wise for her age not that they will turn you away. So just be mindful of her safety please we wouldnt want any1 to be hurt or lost.

    1 · December 14, 2012

    • Baldomero M.

      :( ok, thank you

      December 14, 2012

    • cheron

      I wont him safe plz say hi to me when u c me i will have xmas lights on my shirt.
      Hahahaha hohoho

      December 14, 2012

  • Baldomero M.

    Hey, I have a seven year old son that i would like to bring to help. Will that be a problem?

    December 14, 2012

  • cheron


    Arrive 15-30 minutes early for your shift. Come to volunteer check-in when you get to the Dallas Convention Center. There you will receive your name badge and further instructions.

    Wear a RED T-shirt (we will have shirts for sale for $10 Saturday)

    DO NOT bring in purses, coats or anything that you will need to "keep up with" there is no place to put your belongings. If you bring in a coat it will most likely be given away.

    December 14, 2012

  • Christina T.

    i believe 16.

    December 7, 2012

  • Rosalba

    Hi Rashida I called Susie her number is on the event web site above. She said younger kids are okay to volunteer. My son is 11 and she said it was okay but if you are bringing kids you will need to volunteer in the children's area

    December 10, 2012

  • cheron

    Wear red t-shirt But they also sale
    Op-care red t-shirts there for 10$$

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am newbie I have 3 teens and hoping they will we get something from this. how does this workwhat will we be doing?

    December 13, 2012

  • Kat s.

    We can't be there until after it has started. Where should we go when we get there? Thnx kat

    December 12, 2012

  • Rashida D.

    What is the minimum age to volunteer?

    November 12, 2012

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