Why We Volunteer: Pat & Eloise

Pat and I retired several years ago and decided it was time for us to give back to our community.  While we had tried many organization, a friend suggested we become involved in the JP Hall Children’s Charity.

Since we both love children, we felt this maybe a good fit. Virginia immediately welcomed us to the family.  After volunteering for a few days, we truly felt like we were apart of something special.  While we spent many hours decorating, buying, sorting and wrapping gifts, we finally understood what it meant to big part of such a caring community.

The day of our first Christmas party, we quickly realized we had found our passion. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they received their gifts was priceless. However, as sweet as those smiles were, the real blessing was seeing how grateful the parents were to know that their children had a Christmas that may not have been possible without the JP Hall Children’s Charities.

We are truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful organization.

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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.