South End Children’s Cafe – RSSW Credits – Supplement Hours

Would you like to make Christmas wishes come true? 

There are many ways to get involved with the South End Children’s Cafe this Christmas.

Adopt A Child or Family  

Purchase a gift or gifts from a

child’s Christmas list. The gifts are collected by Friday, December 18, then delivered to the parents. We will have 20 families (over 50 children) to collect gifts for so we would love your help! Thank you!!

Decorate and stuff stockings

We will be hanging stocking with the children’s names on them to hang at the Cafe. Do you belong to a group that would like to decorate individual stockings and/or stuff them with a few goodies? We will have about 50 stockings that we need decorating and stuffing.

Help us with our Holiday Shopping Day for the Children

On Friday, December 11, from 3:30pm – 5:00pm, we will have a special shopping and wrapping day for the children. If you would look around your house and see if you have any items to donate, that the children can then pick for their parents and teachers, then wrap on this special day, that would be wonderful. Examples of items for parents and teachers that would be great are jewelry, small home decor items, scarves, gloves, coffee table type books, colognes and perfumes, scented lotions, ornaments, etc.

For the children to pick and wrap for their siblings, we are looking for new dollar store items like puzzles and toys. We would prefer new items from the dollar store for the gifts for the children to pick out for their siblings, or gifts that you have around the house that have been unopened.

We will need lots of wrapping paper, tape and ribbon for this special day (used is fine) and volunteers to help the children shop and wrap. We will also need big bags for the kids to take the gifts home in (like the bags you can purchase for a dollar). It should be lots of fun! Donations for this event may be dropped off during the week of December 7 at the Cafe from 1pm – 6pm. Thank you!

Help us with the Holiday Party

We will be hosting a holiday party for the children. Are you interested in helping with any of the following:

Purchase one gift for one child (or more if you want) as Santa will be passing out gifts to the children and their siblings. We will need about 100 gifts for this event so we need lots of elves to help us with this!

Speaking of elves, youth ages 5 – 12 who can come dressed like elves are needed.

Lead a singalong. Bring a few friends and copies of the music to sing for a sing a long. A guitarist or electric keyboard player would be a great addition.

Donate a tree. We would like a real tree for the cafe. We can have a tall one as we have tall ceilings. If you would like to donate and deliver a tree that would be awesome!

The date of the party will be announced next week and we will need volunteers to help with the party so stay tuned and thank you!


We Always Need Volunteers!

There is something for everyone to do at the South End Children’s Cafe. Please let Tracie know if any of these tasks are of interest to you. You can commit to once a month, twice a month, once a week or on an as available basis. Whatever works for you!

Food Prep Volunteer – M – F – 1 – 3pm – Help us prepare for the day’s meal.

Cook for Kids Volunteer – M – F –  3 – 6:30pm Prepare, serve and clean up after the meal. Get a group together and volunteer to make a meal as a team!

Virtual Volunteer –  Flexible. I have a lot of tasks that can be done from your home or dorm. Research, organizing, emails, social marketing, donation gathering, etc. are needed.

Weekly Shopper – Love to shop? I am looking for someone who wants to shop Sunday before 2pm or Monday before 1pm for our groceries.

Website Editor – I really need someone to update our website on an as needed basis. We use Godaddy, so if you know, or want to learn about Godaddy, and have a few hours each month, this may be the volunteer position for you!

Winter Hat and Mitten Drive Coordinator – Host a winter hat and mitten drive for the children.

Instructors for Enrichment – We need instructors able to come once a week from 4 – 5pm to teach the following: zumba, chess, tap dance, lego club, yo yo, jump rope, boy scouts, girl scouts, sculpture, knitting or crocheting, cartooning, drawing, cupcake decorating, chorus, making music, drumming, tai chi, soccer, creative writing, poetry writing, and more!

To volunteer, email Tracie at


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