HO! HO! HO!  Calling all of Santa’s Helpers to make God’s Love Real at Dunbar during the Holiday Season!

Tuesday, Dec. 10 — 11 a.m.: Santa Visits Dunbar
Hyde Park’s own Wes Cull will be paying a visit to the children of Dunbar as Santa Claus . The Partnership has funded the gift of a book for Santa to hand to each child.

Monday, Dec. 16 — Wednesday, Dec. 18: 8-11:30 a.m.: Santa Shop at Dunbar
Our volunteers will stock and staff a shopping experience for the children of Dunbar to purchase gifts (at a very nominal cost) to give to their families. Volunteers are still needed to help children shop, wrap gifts and spread good cheer to all. Sign up using this Sign Up Genius or contact Regina Birrenkott at 813.833.6805 or birrenkott@live.com.

Donations of new or gently used gift items may be dropped off at the Ministry Offices by Wednesday, December 11. Suggested items include costume jewelry, coffee mugs, deco items, lotions or soaps, kitchen items, tools or flashlights for dad, games, DVDs, or anything that would be a great gift for a family member. We also need donations of gift bags, tissue paper, gift wrap, peel and stick gift tags, tape, or ribbons.  Questions…contact Regina Birrenkott at 813.833.6805 or birrenkott@live.com.

Friday, Dec. 20 — Holiday Special Events Planned for the Last Day of School
9-10:30 a.m.:  Grades K-3 – Polar Express Movie with Hot Chocolate and Treats
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.:  Grades 4-5 – Holiday Dance Party with Activities and Treats
Volunteers needed for either session or both! Contact Leslie Daniels at LeslieDaniels2@gmail.com or 813.944.8864.

Book Drive Begins in January!
Watch for more information in the church bulletins and newsletters. If you would like to volunteer to help with this project by collecting books in the Courtyard, at Magnolia or The Portico on Sundays, January 5, 12, 19 or 26, please contact Katherine Cosmas at kathcosmas@gmail.com or 813.335.7349. We will also need delivery and distribution help during the last week of January (details forthcoming).

Ongoing Way to Volunteer
Classroom volunteers, tutors and mentors, and many other opportunities are available beginning in January. Please contact Kathy Avant if you are interested: Kathy.Avant1@gmail.com or 813.928.3333.

As we count our blessings this holiday season, we think of you, our Dunbar Volunteers, who make this ministry possible. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working along side you to Make God’s Love Real at Dunbar Elementary in 2020.

Kathy Avant, ministry liaison

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