Why I Volunteer: Marlene Melton Jacobs

I have always been a big volunteer for Children’s Home Society in Broward County, Fl and then here in JAX, but I was looking for another good cause closer to me in Clay County.

I received a donation invite from JP Hall Children’s Charity and knew I would love to be a part of this wonderful organization.  That was 2004 and it has been such a rewarding, special time in my life.

I was accepted by all for many events, and even enjoyed the fun drive on that old dirt road to the ranch where my first duties were held.  Of course, the Fairground Santa Party leaves me in tears each year.

I was lucky enough to find a source from PetSmart, where my daughter was manager, to obtain stuffed animals for the kids at Christmas, and now, my neighbors in Magnolia Point bring me all their unused bikes for giving to the families.

Thank you for these many Blessings, JP Hall Children’s Charity.

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The 39th Annual J.P. Hall Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 13th from 12 noon until 4:00PM.  In the interest of protecting both our volunteers and the families receiving gifts, we have made significant changes to the Christmas Party.  
  1. The Party will be a drive thru event only and people will not be allowed of their vehicles. 
  2. Children must be in the vehicle to receive gifts.  
  3. Proof of Clay County residency will be required.
  4. No overnight stays in the parking lot will be allowed.  
  5. There will not be bikes given away at this year’s event.
  6. We are not accepting volunteers.

We appreciate your understanding and compliance to these new requirements.