Christmas Party

The 38th Annual Christmas Party for Clay County’s underprivileged children will be held on Saturday, Saturday, December 14th, 2019. It will be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs from 8:00 A.M. until 12 noon. 

The Christmas Party is open to any Clay County resident. Santa is on hand for any child who would like to visit him.  Each child from newborn thru fourteen years old receives a bag of three new toys based on age and gender. The child may then select one used toy, and free clothing is available for the entire family, thanks to a partnership with the Orange Park Clothes Closet. Bikes are given away on a first come, first serve basis. Hot dogs, popcorn and cokes are provided. Entertainers perform Christmas carols for the enjoyment of both the volunteers and the participants. Although the line can be long, it generally moves quickly and the Party will not end until everyone in line receives gifts. The outside gates will close promptly at 12 noon.

 Children must be present to receive gifts. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule. It would be awful for a child who has waited in line to not receive gifts because a child who was not there received a bag of gifts instead.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FAQs

Are there any requirements or registration needed to attend the Christmas Party for Underprivileged Children?

The only requirements are the following:

  1. Children must be between the ages of newborn and fourteen years old.
  2. Children must be present to receive gifts.  No exceptions.
  3. Participants must be Clay County residents.
  4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What will the participants receive at the Party?

Children will receive one bag of new toys based on their age and gender.  Each child may also select one used toy.   Free clothing is also available for the whole family.  Bicycles are given out on a first come, first serve basis.  There is a limit of one bike per family. There are also hot dogs, cokes and popcorn given to the whole family.

Where can I drop off toys and bikes that I want to donate to the Charity?

New and gently used toys may be dropped off at any Clay County Fire Station or Ronnie Robinson’s located at 3170 US Highway 17, Green Cove Springs. For bike donations, please call Richard Knoff at (904) 699-1072.  Toys can also be dropped off at Chick-fil-A on count road 220 in Fleming Island.

What are the guidelines for the toys that are donated?

All toys must be unwrapped.  We do not accept any toy guns, new or used.  If you are donating a new toy and it needs batteries, please tape the batteries to the gift.

What if I have a bike to donate but it needs some minor repairs?

We will still take it.  We have volunteers that repair all bikes that are donated.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

All volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Here is a video from our 2016 Christmas Party!

4 thoughts on “Christmas Party”

  1. Hello seen the last yr vedio n omg God bless each n one of you guys. That’s a blessing. I never did this before but this yr we are in need n I did sign up pray see y’all this yr. God bless every one n the foundation.

  2. I would like to take this moment and thank each and every one of yous n special thanks to mrs Thresa Oliverio and her husband for all the support and gifts that was giving to my four children this yr. This truly was a blessing. this was our first time here and we all enjoyed every minute of it to see every volunteer with so much joy and smiles n caring was so priceless to see. My heart was so filled with joy I cryed. I’m still in shock on all the thing my kids received. They will be happy on Christmas day! I can’t thank yal enough. May God bless each and one of yous for your support and giving back to those in need. I love the turn out and I will passed this program on to those in need when I cross pple I know that needs for the next yr. Thank you so very much JP HALL FAMILY for continuing this event for 36 yrs. HAPPY HOILDAY TO ALL FROM SPELL FAMILY! 2017

  3. Thank you for your help and toys!! My family is blessed for everything they have received from y’all!! I would like to know when y’all be doing it next year.

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