Just an almost-last-minute reminder about this Saturday's big Love For Kids Christmas Party! If you haven't already signed up both on this RAK page and also at the Love For Kids web site, at http://loveforkidsinc.org/annual-christmas-party/ , right now would be a good time to do that. If, because of the late date, you don't receive your registration/waiver form, http://loveforkidsinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Volunteer-Waiver-Xmas-Party.pdf ,from LFK in time, no worries. There will be plenty of blank forms that morning at the Volunteer Registration Table, which will be just outside the main building at the Circle R Ranch (just to the left, as you face the front of the building).
If you’ve been to this wonderful event at least a couple of times before, and therefore “sorta, kinda” know your way around the Circle R Ranch, and you would like to be one of my “greeters” (to welcome and direct not just our 3800 kids, but also our one thousand or so volunteers!), please be there by 8:00 Saturday morning and look for me. (I’ll be wearing a white, heart-shaped “LFK Director” name badge and a bright red, silly-looking Santa hat.) And if you’ve already volunteered to be, or would like to be, a parking volunteer, please also be there by 8:00. Otherwise, please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00, and no later than 9:15, because – trust me – you do not want to arrive at the same time as the many buses that will be bringing our young guests to the Ranch, usually starting around 9:30.
Many RAK volunteers will be wearing Mardi Gras beads at the Christmas Party, so keep an eye out for them, and if you've got 'em, bring 'em! And all Random Acts volunteers are asked to write "RAK" at the bottom of your name tags, so that we can more readily find one another.
After we've waved good-bye to the last of the many busloads of young partiers, and before we go inside for the volunteer appreciation lunch, let's plan to have all RAK volunteers meet just in front of the walkway into the main building at the Ranch, for a group photo.
The high temperature on Saturday afternoon should be in the mid to upper 70’s, and about 60 when we first arrive that morning, so dressing warm won’t be quite the concern it’s been in some recent years. :-)
Come prepared to have a great time, to be moved by the appreciation of our young guests, and to feel proud of yourself for doing what you can to help fill a great need!
On behalf of the Love For Kids, Inc., Board of Directors, with warm regards and sincere thanks,
Assistant Organizer, RAK
P.S. -- "I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” -- Helen Keller
Please Join the Love For Kids Board of Directors as they host the largest Christmas Party in the State for disadvantaged children. They are expecting 3,500 kids between the ages 6 - 12. (Groups attend by invitation only). Party Time for the kids is 10:00AM - 1:00P.M.
They need adult volunteers or high school students to assist with the following: serving hot dogs & cold drinks, horseback riding, carnival games, bounce house, art & crafts, face painting, sand art, arena games, stage entertainment, hay rides, basketball, clean-up, and more.
Volunteers are not allowed to bring their children to this event unless they are 16 years or over and sign up to volunteer at the event.
The party will be held regardless of the weather.
Coffee and donuts will be served to volunteers. A volunteer appreciation lunch and ceremony after the kids depart.
Please RSVP here then fill out the Volunteer Form at http://loveforkidsinc.org/annual-christmas-party/
Fill in the requested information. For Group Affiliation, please type Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). You will receive a confirmation email from LFK once you have submitted the form to them.