Dec 9, 2007

Volunteers needed for Miller CC Holiday Party

The Miller Community Center and The Country Doctor's Holiday Party event is this Saturday, December 15th from 11 am to 3pm. This year we are expecting an attendance of 800 plus people. We have many activities for kids including picture with Santa, games, bounce toys, cookie decoration, arts & crafts, etc.

The Seattle Police Officers and the Fire Fighters will be on hand to help, but more volunteers are needed to help with set-up/take down, monitoring facility/parking, directing crowd, handing out gifts, operating game booths, greeting families, etc.

Lake Street Catering is providing free turkey dinners for the families and volunteers.

Anyone that is interested in volunteering, please email us at or call to sign-up at 206-684-4753.
(from Thavy Pen, Center Director)

(background details)

I told you by E-mail of the flooding that destroyed presents for the Miller holiday party:

The Country Doctor (low income health clinic, 19th & Republican) and Miller Community Center are planning a joint holiday party at Miller on December 15th (10 AM - 3 PM).

Their joint supply of presents for the kids was being stored in the basement of the Country Doctor, and much of it was ruined when the basement flooded during our recent storm.

They are in urgent need of new toys as presents. I'm sure you can drop them off at either location. Miller Community Center is at 330 - 19th Ave E.
The information was also posted on the CHS: Capitol Hill blog (which also chipped in) where we also learnt:

Thank you in advance for your help. We need toys for youth ages 0 to 16. This year we are particularly low in toys for the 0-3 yr old and toys for 10 and older. Older kids enjoy sports equipment, including football and soccer balls and board/card/electronic games. The younger kids seem to enjoy dolls, stuff animals, children books, interactive/educational games, action figures and toy cars. Last year, our event served 600 plus people so toys for any age, gender and of any value will be much appreciated.

I’ve just found out that if you don’t have time to shop and wrap, you can bring a check to either place – they are both 501(c ) (3) organizations
The response to the various appeals (and to more TV spots) has been tremendous: they've got lots of toy donations AND a donation of a catered holiday meal for all of the guests.

They're expecting 800 people this year, so they could certainly use your volunteer labor to help make the party run smoothly.

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