Christmas Tree Decorating

Bring joy and cheer YEAR-ROUND to the children & staff of The Christmas Box House as they walk into our lobbies, 

by decorating a festive monthly/seasonally themed Christmas Tree!

HOW TOs, VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS & SIGN UP INFO, SEE BELOW DOTTED LINE....

*** Must sign up/RESERVE MONTH!!!  See info below ***

-- NORTH LOBBY, THREE TREES (10', 7', 4') --                    ** 3/4 Sides Visible. Pre-lit. 

2017

Feb & Mar - AVAILABLE (decorated before Feb 1st)

Apr & May-  Scheduled

June & July -  AVAILABLE (decorated before June 1st)

Aug & Sept - AVAILABLE (decorated before Aug 1st)

Oct & Nov - fall theme AVAILABLE (decorated before Oct 1st) 

Dec & Jan-  winter theme AVAILABLE (before Thanksgiving Nov 25th!) 

 

-- MAIN LOBBY, ONE TREE (12') --                                       ** ALL Sides visible. Pre-lit. 

2017

Feb & Mar - AVAILABLE (decorated before Feb 1st)

Apr & May - Scheduled

Jun - AVAILABLE (decorated before June 1st)

Jul & Aug -  Scheduled

Sept, Oct & Nov - AVAILABLE (decorated before Sept 1st)  

Dec & Jan -  AVAILABLE (decorated before Thanksgiving Nov 25th!) (winter theme) 

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1.  AM I/ ARE WE ELIGIBLE? ---

  • All volunteers must be age 16+
  • Must be a group size of 1-8 TOTAL. 8 MAX. (YOUTH GROUPS - 6 youth and 2 adults). 18+ must bring ID to be photocopied. ALL participants will sign One-Time Volunteer Form on arrival. 
  • Must be able to decorate on a Mon-Thurs between hours of 10:30am - 5:30pm

2.  WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT LOOK LIKE? WHAT IS EXPECTED? --- 

  • Decoration planning and prep work are done off-site ahead of time
  • On the scheduled decoration day on CBH campus:
    • ID's & VOLUNTEER INFO: Each participant will have their ID copied and sign a confidentiality release form.
    • DONATION SLIP: Each group will fill out a donation form that includes the estimated value of decorations
    • DECORATING:
      • take down previous month’s decorations, put in a box or bag
      • put up own decorations
        • Decorations can be store-bought, homemade, or personal home decorations. (for the latter, please be sure to set an appointment to pick up at the beginning of the next decorating month. Heather will keep them in her office.)
      • think of garland, tree topper, tree skirt
      • OVERALL GOAL: is that when they look at it, they smile! :) Themes that promote healthy living, positive thinking, happiness, cheer, overcoming opposition, courage, imagination, reading..etc. is great!!
      • Volunteer groups should also straighten up the stuffed animals on the shelves before leaving
      • Windows of the lobby can have window clings as part of the decorating process. (no tape on windows please!) and something for the 2 inside doors.
      • At the end, take a picture with your group and just the tree by itself and post it on Facebook!  :)
  • Please DO NOT decorate with: 
    • loose tinsel, confetti or glitter
    • food items or candy
    • sharp things: pens, pencils, rulers
    • toy guns or swords
    • Pick a theme that will cover the months that you will be decorating
  • PS: We LOVE CREATIVITY!!! Feel free to use non-conventional decorations to be donated to The Christmas Box House afterward are fun! (Example: frisbees, soccer/basketballs, books, toys of all kinds, book themes, socks, stuffed animals, etc.)

3.  WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? HOW DOES THIS HELP THE KIDS?---

  • A Christmas tree adorned with lights and ornaments in a home brings warmth and a sense of celebration! Same thing here!! Our trees are up all year round and are the very first thing everyone sees when they enter our shelter. They are seen MANY times a day by staff, teens and children. Whether aware of it or not, it invites a fun, festive, kid-friendly atmosphere and with that, an assurance/trust that they are in a safe place now.  It brings a smile, lifts the spirit, and just one more way we strive to improve quality of life for the kids we serve. Making each day a bit brighter!

4. HOW TO SIGN UP? --- 

  • Call/email to check availability and reserve month for decorating!!
    • heather@thechristmasboxhouse.org or 801-747-2201 ext. 107. 
    • Please list first and second choice for decorating
    • **** Sign up is first come, first served

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This project can be done alongside a donation drive, using collected donations as decorations for the tree that will be used in the Christmas Box Resource Rooms at the end of the month. (i.e., stuffed animals, toys, books, etc.)