Christmas Elves & Holiday Joy

Christmas Elf Roles for Holiday Joy Event – December 8, 9, 10


The Interfaith Holiday Joy program providing Christmas gifts for children/youth is transitioning from a gift delivery event to a holiday gift store where parents can come and shop for their children. The gift store will be at First Congregational Church on December 9 & 10. You can help in two ways – Choose a gift to shop for from the Advent Tree starting November 20 or contact Kate Eifrig or Mona Slagle to become a Christmas Elf for the actual event. Below are some anticipated elf roles and time slots.

December 8

10:00 – 12:00: Receive items from the sponsors

12:00 – 3:00: Organize and set-up store


December 9

2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Parking Lot Welcome: two people (wearing orange reflection vests) 

Welcome and Check to make sure their name is on the list

Direct them to the designated parking slots for shoppers


Parking Lot Guides: two people to notify shoppers that the store is open to them personally

Communicate with the Toy Store Director for timing

Walk them to the orientation



December 9 (cont.)

2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Orientation Guide: one or two people

Explain the flow of the Toy Store

Remind of guidelines: (two gifts per kid, cash only, etc.)


Toy Store Helpers: one or two people

Keep the store stocked and looking nice

Help families find what they’re looking for

Try to help families move through in 15 minutes


Check-out: two people

Thank parents for coming. Let them know they can make a donation if they would like.

Connect parents with couriers


Couriers: two people

Offer to help carry purchases to the car