The Story Behind Christmas for Kids
A Program of FLOC (For Love of Children, Dayton)
FLOC CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS (CFK) – Distribution Days.
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for a child that is typically filled with awe and wonder. It is a time of giving and celebration, though not all children are quite so lucky to enjoy it. For Love Of Children – FLOC started our Christmas for Kids (CFK) program over twenty years ago. It was initiated by a few wonderful Montgomery County caseworkers who knew that the families they championed would not have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays like most. Together they gathered what resources they could raise, purchased gifts, and brought them to family homes that otherwise wouldn’t be able to have a Christmas at all for their children. That first year they served 35 children holiday joy!
Fast-forward… 2018 FLOC Christmas For Kids (CFK) Distribution Days, with the help of wonderful volunteers like you, and the generosity that resides within the Dayton community, FLOC was able to help provide toys and gifts to over 2261 children! Each child received several age appropriate toys that were chosen by the parent with the assistance of a FLOC personal shopper, along with a game of their choice, an adorable stuffed animal, a stocking filled to the brim with a variety of fun novelties, and on top of all that, a new warm winter coat with hat and gloves to match!
FLOC Christmas For Kids (CFK) Distribution Days is without a doubt our biggest program, and certainly one of our most rewarding. We could not do it without the help of our beloved volunteers year after year. You should know, that this year, in addition to providing Christmas cheer to the children we serve through Montgomery County Children’s Services, we will also be providing our CFK services to three local inner city schools, along with children whose lives were devastated by the Memorial Day tornado and to those children who lost parents in the tragic Oregon District 5th Street shooting.
If you are interested in volunteering for FLOC CFK Distribution Days on Tuesday- December 10th, Wednesday – December 11th & Thursday, December 12th, please fill out the Volunteer Application below and specify the Day and Shift Time that you can attend. ****All Volunteers Must Be 16 or Older*****
Thank you from all of us at FLOC. We so greatly appreciate the generosity of your time and effort to volunteer on one or all of these 3 days. We know you will be enlightened being a part of this rewarding experience.
May you be blessed with the most Joyous and Brightest of Holidays!
FLOC Toy Cottage Organizational Mgr.
What You Need To Know
- Deadline to enroll for volunteer service is November 23rd
- All volunteers must be 16 or older
- Attendance to Orientation Meetings is MANDATORY. Failure to attend will prevent you from being able to volunteer.
- Volunteer positions will be discussed at the Orientation Meeting
- Orientation Meetings take place in our FLOC Administrative Offices –
128 W. 1st Street (Click on the map below for specific directions)
Sign Up To Volunteer
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE NOW FULL
Descriptions & Details
Click on each position to learn more!
Responsible for welcoming, seating, offering water, and engaging in friendly conversation with parents/guardians
Responsible for meeting & greeting their assigned parent, escorting them to the Toy Cottage, assisting them with picking out gifts, and walking them through to the exit of the Cottage.
Responsible for standing outside the door of the Toy Cottage entrance to greet and give a pre-opened bag to the Personal Shopper.
The ONLY volunteers responsible for pulling toys and games down from shelves at the request of a Personal Shopper. Must be able to bend/lift.
Responsible for managing and distributing stuffed animals.
Responsible for passing out stockings to each child.
Responsible for opening and closing Exit Door for parents and personal shoppers and extending holiday salutations to families.
Responsible for preparing a coat (as well a hat and gloves, if available) for each child that requested a coat.
Responsible for escorting and helping parents/guardians carry their bags to the curbside for transfer into their vehicles.
Responsible for giving out wrapping paper and batteries to families.
Responsible for bringing toys, games, and stuffed animals from stock rooms as requested from Toy Room Assistants. Also responsible for making sure shelves are tidy.