Gift Room Setup & Elves

 

Every dinner guest receives a generous supply of clothing, toys and gifts - delivered by our team of volunteer elves.  The preparation for the Dinner begins months in advance with solicitation of donations and on December 23 and 24, the massive inventory of donated gifts need to be sorted and arranged in the Montfort Academy classrooms. If you have a couple of extra hours to spare in the days before Christmas, please consider volunteering to help set up the gift rooms for our Elves.

On Christmas Day, 27 uniformed “Elves” greet and take care of the 30 tables of dinner guests. The elves welcome and interact with the guests and write down each guest’s Christmas wish list. While the guests are eating dinner, the elves go back into the classrooms and fill their sacks with the requested items. After dessert, Santa Claus arrives and calls his elves into the room. The elves then return to the tables and hand out the Christmas presents putting a smile on everyone's face!


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Team Captain

Lauren Torre

lauren@dnapublicity.com

Cell Phone: (914) 441-1791

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Gift Room Setup & Elves

To cancel your name from a volunteer opportunity, email the Team Captain: Lauren@dnapublicity.com

Gift Room Setup

Each year donations of clothing and gifts are received by our wonderful volunteers.  Please consider donating 2 hours (or more) of your time to help us sort through the gifts and set them up in the classrooms.  The classrooms are divided into "Men's", "Women's" and "Children's/Toys". On Christmas Day the Elves will be able to select appropriate gifts for each of our dinner guests from these classrooms. We require Holiday spirit and a smile - we can use people of all ages, sizes and abilities in the classrooms.  Large groups (i.e., Girl Scout Troops can volunteer together for a group project - please email the Head Elf to inquire about these opportunities).

Date Hours Job Description Requirements Volunteer

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Gift Shopper - yes, you must be willing to brave the Christmas Eve crowds to fill the gift rooms with needed inventory. You will be given a shopping list and reimbursed for purchases...do you have what it takes?

A Great Shopper!

Lin Sp

12/23

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Our first shift helps to arrange the furniture in the classrooms and begins to unpack the gift items that have been in storage from the previous year. 

Should be able (and agreeable) to move light furniture.

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Charlotte Henrich

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

samantha holcman

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Kelly Mitchell/Teddy & Nate

12/23

12 pm - 2 p.m.

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Brian Crane

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

winnie burke

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Kevin Crane

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Jim Crane

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Jessie Crane

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Katherine Corsello

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Margi Corsello

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Alex Corsello

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Shana Outman

12/24

9 am - 11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Samantha valente

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Darilyn, Chloe, Betty pietrangolare

12/24

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Cathy Manginelli &jesse

12/24

11 am - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Debra Kim

12/24

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Barbara Cabassa

12/24

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lin Sp

12/24

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lin Sp

12/24

10 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Katie & Sean Winter

12/24

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Sydney Kim

12/24

9 am -11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

filomena valente

12/24

9 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Katie & Meg Winter

12/24

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Avery Kim

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Maytal Wichman (David, Maya, Eric, Alex)

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Diana Binger

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Scott Binger

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Izzy Binger

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Owen Binger

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Beth Llanos

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Adam Llanos

Post Dinner 12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Jake Llanos

12/23

9 am - 11 am

Our first shift helps to arrange the furniture in the classrooms and begins to unpack the gift items that have been in storage from the previous year. 

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Matt Coyle

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Maggie Coyle

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Cheryl Coyle

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

nancy picerni

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Nick Picerni

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Chris Picerni

12/23

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Victoria Weiss

12/23

10:00 am - noon

Our first shift helps to arrange the furniture in the classrooms and begins to unpack the gift items that have been in storage from the previous year. 

Should be able (and agreeable) to move light furniture.

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Risa Fazio

 

Elves

Elves need to be outgoing and fun, have a sense of humor and an ability to work under pressure (who knew that being an Elf was such a high-pressure job?).  You will be asked to move quickly and carry somewhat large gift bags.  You need to be organized, make decisions easily and play well with others. All while wearing an elf hat, red cheeks and an elf smock (really).

Elves must be over 18. Please note that there are a limited amount of spots available for Junior Elves (10-17). Please email the Head Elf in advance if you are volunteering for an Elf position and have a Junior Elf who would like to accompany you.  All Junior Elves MUST be preapproved and be put on the list at the door or they cannot be allowed entry on Christmas Day (causing unnecessary upset and confusion)...so PLEASE follow this important procedure.

Additionally, Elves will be asked to attend a 30 minute Elf Orientation at 6 pm on 12/23.  Please keep this in mind when volunteering for an Elf spot.

Phone #s and valid email addresses must be supplied when volunteering as an Elf.  We are counting on you for Christmas Day so please make sure this is a commitment you can keep

Date Hours Job Description Requirements Volunteer

December 25 - Christmas Day

11:00 - 3:30 pm

Security for Elves & Gift Rooms - Ensuring that only Elves are allowed entry into the Gift Rooms

Stacie Pearl

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A) Head Elf.

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Lauren Torre

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf to Help in Gift Rooms, Gym & Overflow - this Elf will be floating between helping out in the Gift Rooms and with last-minute arrivals in the Gym...

 APPROVED FOR MULTIPLE NAMES

You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Alex Torre

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Back Room Elves to help select and pack gifts with Elves

APPROVED SPOT FOR MULTIPLE VOLUNTEERS

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Steve Torre

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Back Room Elves to help select and pack gifts with Elves

APPROVED SPOT FOR MULTIPLE VOLUNTEERS

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Sandy Preizler

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - Parent/Child under 18 - Enter 2 names and then send an email to the Head elf

DO NOT ENTER YOUR NAME OR YOUR CHILD'S NAME UNDER JR ELF - YOU MUST GET APPROVAL PRIOR TO SIGNING UP WITH A JR ELF...You must be approved prior to registering for a Jr Elf spot. Please email Head Elf at lauren@dnapublicity.com if you are interested in one of these spots for your child. See above for additional important info.  

Nina Preizler Margot Preizler

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Approved Junior Elf to work with Elf

DO NOT ENTER YOUR NAME OR YOUR CHILD'S NAME UNDER JR ELF - YOU MUST GET APPROVAL PRIOR TO SIGNING UP WITH A JR ELF...You must be approved prior to registering for a Jr Elf spot. Please email Head Elf at lauren@dnapublicity.com if you are interested in one of these spots for your child. See above for additional important info.  

Tyler Preizler Jacob Preizler

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Approved Junior Elf to work with Elf

DO NOT ENTER YOUR NAME OR YOUR CHILD'S NAME UNDER JR ELF - YOU MUST GET APPROVAL PRIOR TO SIGNING UP WITH A JR ELF...You must be approved prior to registering for a Jr Elf spot. Please email Head Elf at lauren@dnapublicity.com if you are interested in one of these spots for your child. See above for additional important info.  

Abby Brooks

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BACK ROOM Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Albert Lewis

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BACK ROOM Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Shagari Hodge

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Lara McLanahan

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

William McLanahan

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Jake McLanahan

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Dylan Citron

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Amber Lewis

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Mireille Duchesne

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Rebecca Sussman

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Jeremy Sussman

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - Parent/Child under 18 - You may enter your names and then send an email to the Head Elf

Sammy and Gabi Sussman

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

Elf - You Must be 18

Howard Citron

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

Elf - You Must be 18

Carol Gamez-Citron

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Talia Petigrow

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Eleanor Petigrow

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Dan Petigrow

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Samara Petigrow

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Michaela Petigrow

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

lisa morgan

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Michelle Hodge

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED Elf/JR ELF SPOT - Approved 11/2

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Anne Lewis Aiyana Lewis

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED Elf/JR ELF SPOT - Approved 11/2

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Neil Brooks Jack Brooks

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED Elf/JR ELF SPOT - Approved 11/2

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Michelle Brooks Morgan Brooks

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Nicole Morgan

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - Parent/Child under 18 - Enter 2 names and then send an email to the Head elf

APPROVED ELF/JR ELF: (BY Lauren) You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Kyle Torre Luke Torre

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Chuxiao Maldonado

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Caylynn Maldonado

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Peter Reyes

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Jack Reyes

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - APPROVED 11/7

Shira Wenick

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - Parent/Child under 18 - enter 2 names and send an email to the Head Elf

Michelle Hodge/Nseya Hodge

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Susan Lewen

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Barry Lewen

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Gary Wenick

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

APPROVED FAMILY SPOT

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Tondorf family

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Tyler and Jacob Preizler

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Lin Sp

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Art Templeton

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Jackie Vogel

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Melissa Werger Rosen

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

Dotti Templeton

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

 You must be 18 or older. See above for additional important info.  

kim oliver

December 25 - Christmas Day

12:30 - 3:00 pm

Reindeer to work with Santa

 Will be working with Rudolph in the gym.  Parents MUST be signed up and working at event on Christmas Day - but Must be okay with separation from parent. Preferred ages 7-10 years old.

Samantha Heller

December 25 - Christmas Day

11:00 - 3:30 pm

Security for Elves & Gift Rooms - Ensuring that only Elves are allowed entry into the Gift Rooms

Carl Banks