Dear Members of St. John’s and Chapel of the Good Shepherd,
Jubilee Christmas will be held as an in-person event at St. John’s in Lafayette on Saturday, December 10th. We are hosting 40 families, splitting the families into two shifts of 20 families each to ensure the safety and health of everyone involved. The first shift will be from 9 – 10:30am and the second shift will be from 10:30am – noon. In addition to monetary donations, we are in need of volunteers to make this year’s Jubilee a success. Shoppers will need to start as soon as possible to buy the gifts for the children. The other volunteer opportunities will be for the day of Jubilee in December.
For the shoppers, we will need at least 40 volunteers. A shopper will shop for all of the children in the family. Volunteers may join together to pool resources if shopping for a large family. You are not expected to purchase the gifts out of your own funds. You can do all, some, or none. Funds are available to cover these costs. A separate guide with details and logistics to assist shoppers will be sent out once volunteers have signed up. The guide will include details on how much to spend per gift, gift drop-off times and location, reimbursement if needed, etc. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to contact the family to get more information on the interests of the child, if necessary.
Jubilee Christmas will be from 9AM – noon, with volunteers signing up for either the first shift from 9 – 10:30 or the second shift from 10:30 – noon. You may sign up for more than one shift if desired. We will also need volunteers for the setup prior to Jubilee, as well as volunteers for check-in, hosts, runners who will be assisting the families with their gifts and cleanup crew afterwards. For the runners, this will be a good opportunity for the youth group to participate.
We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our volunteers and families. Masks and social distancing will still be recommended as much as possible but not required.
Here is the link to sign up for a Shopper sign up:
Here is the link for Set Up and Dec. 10 Volunteer sign up:
If you would like to be put on a substitute list in case a volunteer cannot make it, please let Mary Kay McCauley know (firstname.lastname@example.org, 765-490-0797 cell).
We are looking forward to brightening the lives of children and families in our community. Your help and participation in any way possible will be greatly appreciated.
The Jubilee Christmas Committee (Cathy Barron, Georgia Brist, Hilary Cooke, Mary Kay McCauley, Maggie McClure, and Angela Mosier)