Santa's Visit to Salvation Army Center of Hope Women's and Children's Shelter

Its time for Santa and Mrs. Claus to make their annual visit to Salvation Army Center of Hope Women's and Children's Shelter and they need our help to make this event a success!  Last year we had close to 150 children attend, we expect as many or more this year.


Volunteers are asked to arrive at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7pm.  We will initially be setting up and taking inventory of supplies and people in the reading room that is adjacent to the cafeteria.  When the residents are done with their meal and cleanup we will enter the cafeteria and the race will be on to set everything up!


There will be photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus by Ken, Santa's Helper Kelly and her team will hand out toys, Lisa and the Craft Crew will be helping the kids decorate stockings and Chris and the Cookie Angels will be making sure everyone gets snacks and drinks.


Additionally we will have the magician Eric Treese strolling to entertain people and Rob Muhlstein will be the very merry DJ in charge of pumping out all of our favorite Holiday tunes.


We have many items in need of being donated, please refer to our websites discussion board to read the HOLIDAY NEEDS PLEASE HELP message to see what is needed and who to contact to make donations.


Children 5+ are welcome to attend this event but please keep in mind that this is an extremely hectic environment and use your best judgement in bringing them.  Also, if you do plan to bring a child, be sure to include that in your RSVP.


We expect to have a full house of volunteers and a waiting list so if your plans to attend change be sure to change your RSVP on the site so that someone else may participate in your place.
See you all soon and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  • Ken T.

    Another awesome event from The Hope Project. I've upload volunteer photos from the event. Please note that none of the guests can be shown.

    December 22, 2012

  • Shannon

    Really enjoyed the xmas party. Krystal, u did an outstanding job and it came together so nicely for all the children!!

    December 22, 2012

  • Jessie J.

    Yes! I was really surprised about the turnout. It was all very helpful!! But I will say I'm sore from picking up so many children. Lol.

    December 19, 2012

  • marie-elena l.

    Super night!!!!!

    December 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed last night. Nice seeing you all. Merry Christmas!!!

    December 19, 2012

  • Sheila

    Awesome event! The kids were so appreciative, it was heart warming. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of it!!

    December 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Krystal,
    Wow wow!! What a blessing for us all. This event was just what Christmas is all about full of love
    Great job..

    December 18, 2012

  • Leah Z.

    Awesome!

    December 18, 2012

  • Kacey

    so special for the women and children that came!

    December 18, 2012

  • Sandi

    Enjoyed the party very much!

    December 18, 2012

  • Leah Z.

    A great time tonight. Thanks Krystal for your hard work in setting this up. I am grateful to be a part of this organization. : )

    December 18, 2012

  • marie-elena l.

    Yes Krystal......you are an amazing human being.......feel so lucky to have met you......

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter and I had an amazing time tonight. It was such a beautiful occasion and I am so happy we were able to add a little smile to the faces of the family. Krystal and all of the volunteers thank you for giving back to a much needed cause.

    December 18, 2012

  • Ken V

    Thanks Krystal and all the organizers. We all love the events you set up. Now enjoy YOUR holidays.

    1 · December 18, 2012

  • Alise S.

    Due to traffic on 77 I may be a few minutes late!

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be a little behind still at work. May not get there until close to 7pm. Sorry.

    December 18, 2012

  • Krystal

    Im so excited:) See you all tonight!

    December 18, 2012

  • Cheryl

    LaDeeDa from Carolina Clowns will be doing face painting for the kids on Tuesday night!

    December 16, 2012

  • Cheryl

    There are a lot of people on the waiting list for this event... Is everyone who has a spot currently still able to attend? Please keep in mind that space is limited and only bring guests if you included them in your RSVP... And have a blast everyone!

    December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Krystal,
    How are you doing with toys and other needs?
    Just let me know, I will try to bring somethings when I come.
    A few of my group will drop in to give everyone a hand if needed.
    Maybe a check would me better? Let me know. Thanks,
    Sharon

    December 10, 2012

  • Sandi

    I will be bringing some stocking decorations.

    December 10, 2012

  • Lisa

    An anonymous donor just purchased 150 stockings for the children to decorate!! Thank you!!

    3 · December 5, 2012

    • marie-elena l.

      Great!!!!!! My mom just added to my stocking stuffer pile

      2 · December 5, 2012

    • Krystal

      Yayyy:) I am so thrilled! I am beyond happy:)

      1 · December 5, 2012

  • Cheryl

    I just got confirmation from Carolina Clowns that 3-4 Clowns will be at the Shelter for Santa's visit :)

    December 4, 2012

  • Cheryl

    RSVPs will open for this on Wednesday Dec. 5 at 9am

    November 30, 2012

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