Why I Volunteer: Thresa Oliverio

I started volunteering 34 years ago when a friend asked me to attend a meeting in January. From the very beginning I knew I wanted to get involved with helping the children of Clay County to make their Christmas brighter. I began with helping plan the party, going toy shopping for the party, packing bags and handing them out at the Christmas Party. The Christmas Party is such a wonderful day of giving. Your emotions are high when you see the faces on the children and their families but sad when there are so many families who need our help.

Education is very dear to me and I was so excited when the charity began awarding scholarships to deserving Clay County high school graduates. Mr. Hall always wanted to help children year round and awarding scholarships was a good way to accomplish that desire.

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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.