Volunteer Bios

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

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Why I Volunteer: Jay Oliverio

I started volunteering for the JP Hall Children Charities Christmas Party as the official photographer. I was so impressed with what I saw, that the next year I became involved with packing bags and handing out the bags at the party. I continue to come back every year just to see the joyous expression on

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Why I Volunteer: Russ Megonegal

Years ago, I learned from J.P. Hall, Jr. what the Charities did for the needy children of Clay County at the Annual Christmas Party. Having been involved with public education for many years, I joined in. To see the joy on the faces of the children, was reward enough for me. Later, when the Charities

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Why We Volunteer: The Burman and Fortinberry families

 Kim Fortinberry says my mom and dad, Eloise and Richard Burman, started volunteering for the J.P. Hall Charities.  After a few events, we saw the joy it brought them and decided, perhaps, we could make this a family affair. While the girls and I were living in Texas at the time, we usually came home every Christmas and

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Why I Volunteer: Ken Jolly

Shortly after my wife Pat, started volunteering for JP Hall Children’s Charities, she got me involved. For me, it was about giving back.    Each year, to supplement the toys we purchase, the Charities puts out toy donation boxes in various business location.  Virginia was in need of someone to coordinate and deliver these boxes.

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Giving Back: Bruce Butler

Bruce B. Butler, Jr , a native of Green Cove Springs, FL , was reared in the Clay County Florida public school system. At an early age Bruce was involved in many local and civic activities to include Clay County 4H program, Clay County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer program & the Boy Scouts of

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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

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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

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2020 Community Partners

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.