Christmas with Mercy
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year again! We are collecting toys for our popular Christmas with Mercy program and we need your help! We will be accepting NEW toys (valued at $25 or more) until December 12. No clothing will be accepted at this time. You can drop off your donation in our Thrift Store at 8182 Flannery Court in the designated bin.
Date: December 17, 2022
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: House of Mercy Food Pantry, 8154 Flannery Court, Manassas
Donations Accepted: NOW until Wednesday, December 12.
For Clients: To be eligible for our Christmas with Mercy lottery, you must be a registered client with children in the household and be actively receiving services PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2022. Families will be selected via a random lottery. We will be contacting selected clients sometime after Thanksgiving to make their appointments.
For Volunteers: Help spread the joy of giving this Christmas by volunteering at our Christmas with Mercy program. We are expecting to hand out toys to over 400 children this year. We need lots of help in order to make this possible! A volunteer sign-up will be available soon! Also, consider volunteering other days to help sort the toys we receive.
Historically, children volunteers younger than 10 years old do not enjoy helping with this event. Kids younger than 14 years old do, but they must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must be able to attentively listen to instructions and accurately follow them.
SIGN UP: We have limited space and slots available – everyone MUST be signed up (Ex: child and accompanying adult) if you wish to volunteer. Unfortunately, if your name is not on the sign-up, you will not be able to participate that day. We have lots of spots available; if your first choice is full, please consider trying another role! We have a great need for volunteers in order to make the event run smoothly.
REQUIRED FORMS: This year we are requiring all volunteers to be a registered volunteer of House of Mercy (this entails having completed the application process and background check) OR complete the attached one-day volunteer waiver (the waiver must be completed and returned by December 9th).
MEDIA RELEASE: By participating in Christmas with Mercy, you give permission for House of Mercy to take video and photographs to utilize in future media and promotion. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please notify a staff member prior to the event and we will make arrangements.