The Christmas Party is open to any Clay County resident. Santa is on hand for any child who would like to visit him. Each child from newborn thru fourteen years old receives a bag of three new toys based on age and gender. The child may then select one used toy, and free clothing is available for the entire family, thanks to a partnership with the Orange Park Clothes Closet. Bikes are given away on a first come, first serve basis. Hot dogs, popcorn and cokes are provided. Entertainers perform Christmas carols for the enjoyment of both the volunteers and the participants. Although the line can be long, it generally moves quickly and the Party will not end until everyone in line receives gifts. The outside gates will close promptly at 12 noon.
Children must be present to receive gifts. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule. It would be awful for a child who has waited in line to not receive gifts because a child who was not there received a bag of gifts instead.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer with the J.P. Hall Children’s Charities.
If you are planning to volunteer for the Christmas Party please remember the following:
- If you want to help on the day of the Christmas Party, you must volunteer on Friday before the Party to attend volunteer training and get familiar with the layout of the event.
- On Saturday, the day of the Christmas Party, volunteers must be there by 7:30 A.M.
- Absolutely no children under the age of 16 are allowed to volunteer or be with someone who is volunteering at this event.
- Under no circumstances will volunteers be allowed to leave with toys from the event.