Holiday Drive 2019
The 2019 Holiday Drive is right around the corner. This is our chance to bring holiday cheer to many of the local families with whom we have interacted throughout the year. Life is very complicated for many of these families, and we’d really like to take pressure off them for the holidays. As in the past we are expecting to help around 100 families, so your support will be critical.
Sponsor families or items on Sign Up Genius
We are using SignUp Genius again this year to indicate how you’d like to help. The Sign Up Genius link will be live from November 15 through December 7.
Once you can go on just follow these simple steps:
- You will see multiple tabs for different sizes of families from which to choose. There is another tab just for generic gift cards. If one tab is full – be sure to check out options on another tab.
- Choose a family(s) and/or item(s) from a tab. Check the box beside each item you select to donate. To select the entire family you must check each box in the family’s section. You may continue to select more items or families from that tab but you must click on “Submit and Sign Up” at the end of the tab to confirm your selections before you move to another tab.
- You will receive an email from SignUp Genius confirming your choices. If you have selected families or items from multiple tabs you will receive multiple emails.
- Completing your selections is as easy as providing your name, email and phone number.
All items must be dropped off at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 217 Berkley Rd, Devon, on Sunday, December 8 (2:00-5:00) or Monday, December 9 (8am-6pm). (The earlier on Monday the better.) . If these options do not work for you, PLEASE contact us at email@example.com in advance to make other arrangements.
Before dropping off your donations, please download and fill out a DONOR FORM (below). Individuals, families, groups, etc – no matter who you are you will use the same donor form. Should you need ideas for the baskets, attached you’ll also find a list of basket suggestions.
Volunteers will be needed!
We have set up the Sign Up Genius page to organize the volunteers for this special event. This is a very volunteer-intensive event so we’ll need lots of help! Volunteers will be needed on delivery days, December 8 and 9. Sorting will take place December 10 and 11, with final wrap-up volunteer needs on December 12. Once we set up the volunteer schedule – please note that if you sign up for the later days (especially Wednesday) – be sure to check your email before heading to help out. Occasionally we finish early and will send out emails letting you know that we don’t actually need your help. We just want to avoid having folks come and spend unnecessary time during the busy holiday season.
Special thanks to the Holiday Drive 2019 Committee led by chairs Jeanne Swope and Doreen McGillis. The committee includes: Pat Clark and Jean Purinton (gift cards), Jean Allen and Jenny Rosback (group donors), Story Picard (Sign Up Genius), Julia Fisher and Gretchen Guttman (donor check in), Karen Ridder (volunteers), Cammy Wagner, Bonnie Motel, Mary Frances Szpila and Sandi Gorman (family wish lists), Karen Celebuski (food donations), and Laurie Doan, Tarin Cataldo, and Gloria Lopez (thanks notes). It’s a GREAT group!
FORMS FOR HOLIDAY DRIVE
Forms to download for this year’s Holiday Drive:
Holiday Drive Donor Form – if you are making a donation of gifts and/or gift cards to the Holiday Drive, please include a copy of this form when you drop off your items.
Basket Suggestions – if you are purchasing items for a food basket, cleaning or toiletries basket, or college basket – this form will give you some good suggestions to consider.
Donation Receipts – if you made a donation to the Holiday Drive you should receive an email or letter of thanks. But if you want to just print out a receipt, you can download one here.
If you would like to make a donation to T&E Care to help cover the costs of sponsoring a family, please do so here.
PayPal/credit cards charge a 2.35% processing fee for each dollar donated. If you would like 100% of your donation to go to T&E Care, please add this fee to your donation. You can pay by check as well to avoid the fees. (T&E Care, attn: Holiday Drive, PO Box 2111, Southeastern. PA 19399.)
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.