With the church construction this year at our organization and distribution site (Kingwood UMC) for holiday baskets, we will make minor adjustments to our usual logistics, collection locations, times and volunteer policies. As in the past, no separate or online registration is necessary to volunteer to help with the holiday basket and gift organization and distribution. We appreciate the support and generosity of our community with our special events. We estimate 450 area disadvantaged families will receive food and gifts for nearly 1,000 children this year through the generosity of time, talent and gifts of our community this holiday season.
Thanksgiving food bag organization will be during the week on Friday morning with distribution on Saturday morning. Volunteer parking will be at the SOSS parking lot (except for handicapped needs; contact Lynn Harper for that location).
Thanksgiving food organization - Friday November 21 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. KUMC Gym - open to church and community volunteers.
Thanksgiving food distribution - Saturday November 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon KUMC Gym - open to church and community volunteers.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES: 9th - 12th grade youth volunteers may volunteer without a parent. Any child or youth under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a parent. It is NOT recommended for children under the age of 10 to volunteer, even with a parent, due to the crowds and traffic.
The majority of the organization of Christmas gifts will be done during the week prior to distribution by special SOSS groups and community volunteers.
Christmas food bag organization - Wednesday, December 10 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. KUMC Gym - open to church and community volunteers