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December 25 Day of Service

 

December 25 Day of Service

Join 500 community volunteers spreading a little love this holiday season to those who need it most. We have projects for all ages, from young to old, throughout Orange County. 

Make and serve meals, sing-a-longs, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, bake brownies, assemble and deliver hygiene kits, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to our community heroes and those in need.

Take a look at the grids below for volunteer and delivery opportunities.

 

Baked Goods Drive

Several of our December 25 projects are throwing holiday brunches and parties to bring smiles and cheer. We’re looking for muffins, breads, and cookies…anything that can be enjoyed as an individual bite (no pies or cakes please).

Drop off baked goods at the JCC ‘s front desk on Monday, December 23, 8am-9pm.
All baked goods need to be delivered in disposable containers.
 

 

Gift Card Drive

As part of several of the holiday celebrations on December 25, we would like to give a small gift of joy to veterans and shelter residents. We are collecting $5-10 gift cards from local fast food restaurants, gas stations, Wal-Marts and Targets. Drop-off prepaid gift cards to the JCC’s front desk, December 9-20, 8am-9pm. Cash is not accepted.

 

Volunteers

Organization Location Time Volunteers Needed Description Registration
Bubbe and Zayde's Santa Ana 12 - 2 p.m. 0 Play games with the residents. This event is good for families. FULL
Family shelter  Orange 7 - 10 a.m. 6 Make and serve breakfast for guests. Volunteers must be 13 or older.
Fire Stations  JCC 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 0 Baking brownies at the JCC and then delivering to local fire and police stations. This is a great event for families with little kids. FULL
Fire Stations JCC 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 6 Baking brownies at the JCC and then delivering to local fire and police stations. This is a great event for families with little kids.
Fisher House Long Beach 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 3 Make and serve breakfast for guests
Friendship Shelter Laguna Beach 6 - 8 p.m. 0 Make and serve dinner for guests FULL
Heritage Pointe Mission Viejo  10 - 11 a.m. 0 Socializing with the residents and participating in a Chanukah sing-a-long. FULL
Heritage Pointe Mission Viejo  11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1 Serve as waiters in the dining hall. Volunteers must be 14 or older. 
Heritage Pointe Mission Viejo 2 - 3:30 p.m. 0 Socializing with the residents and making sack lunches for the homeless. FULL
Illumination Foundation - La Mesa Shelter Anaheim 7:30 - 10 a.m. 10 Make and serve breakfast for guests. Volunteers must be 18 or older. 
Illumination Foundation - Recuperative Care Center  Midway City (borders Huntington Beach and Westminster) 8 - 10:30 a.m.  10 Make and serve breakfast for guests. Volunteers must be 18 or older.
JCC Irvine 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 125  Participate in a variety of community service projects on-site at the JCC. This is a great event for families with little kids.
Lighthouse Church Costa Mesa 8:30 - 11 a.m. 6 Make and serve breakfast. Minimum age is 13
Mary's Kitchen Orange  9 - 11 a.m.  0 Make and serve breakfast for guests. Volunteers must be 12 or older. FULL
Mary's Kitchen Orange 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3 Make and serve meals for guests. Volunteers must be 12 or older.
Meadows Irvine 9 -11 a.m. 6 Cooking and setting up brunch
Meadows Irvine 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 0 Serving brunch FULL
Potter's Lane

Midway City (borders Huntington Beach and Westminster)

8 - 10:30 a.m. 10 Serve breakfast
Preparing a Meal

Irvine

10 -11:30 a.m. 12 Join other young professionals and Chef Liron at the JCC to prepare dinner for Friendship Shelter.  
Ronald McDonald House Orange 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 0 Making breakfast FULL
Salvation Army - Hospitality House Santa Ana 6 - 9 a.m. 10 In partnership with Solomon Society make and serve breakfast. Volunteers must be 18 or older.
Southwest Community Center Santa Ana 7 - 9:30 a.m. 10 Make and serve breakfast for guests. This event is good for families.
The Tower Costa Mesa 1 - 3 p.m. 8 Playing games and socializing with the residents. This event is good for families.
Veteran's Outreach OC Garden Grove 8:30 -11 a.m. 8 Cooking breakfast for veterans
WISE Place Santa Ana 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. 3 Cooking and serving breakfast.

 

 Deliveries

Organization Location Time Volunteers needed Description Registration
Family Shelter Around OC 12 p.m. 2 cars Volunteers will pick up sack lunches from the JCC and deliver to the family shelter
Fresh Beginnings Around OC 10:30 a.m. 3 cars Volunteers will pick up holiday food boxes and gifts at the JCC and deliver to families in need
Illumination Foundation Anaheim 11:30 a.m. 2 cars Volunteers will pick up toiletry kits and socks in a box to deliver to the emergency shelter
Meadows Around OC 11 a.m. 0 Volunteers will pick up cookies and brownies from the JCC to deliver to the Meadows FULL
Southwest Community Center Around OC 12 p.m. 0 Volunteers will pick up sack lunches from the JCC and deliver to the Southwest Community Center FULL
The Towers Around OC 12p.m. 1 car Volunteers will pick up cookies and brownies from the JCC to deliver to the Tower

 

If you have any questions, contact Heather Zucker