December 14th, 2018

Client Christmas Party at Travelers Aid

You can become one of our Christmas Angels by donating to the celebration!

Christmas is a very difficult time for many homeless individuals, and families, living on the streets or in emergency shelters.

 

They are often estranged from family and friends, and longing for a sense of belonging, during this time. For at least 20 years, Travelers Aid has hosted an annual Christmas party open to any homeless person, to bring them some Christmas cheer! 

 

*If we receive a significant amount of cash donations, all excess funds will be used for the operation of our Crisis-Intervention Counseling Program, and our Self-Help Employment Program (SHEP).

Christmas Party Activities

  • Movies and popcorn
  • Board games
  • Line dancing
  • Christmas dinner
  • FREE phone calls to family
  • Christmas cards w/ postage
  • DJ
  • Gifts (budget permitting)
  • And it all comes down to the client-only talent show! Clients will compete for cash prizes, given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Here’s how YOU can help!

  • Become a sponsor at the $3,000/$2,000/$1,000 or $500 level.
  • Make a donation of any amount.
  • Volunteer to teach line dancing.
  • Volunteer to serve food on the day of the Christmas Party.
  • Volunteer to decorate the day shelter, where the party is held.
  • Volunteer to solicit donations from the community on our behalf.

  • Donate food or the money to purchase food. (Spiral hams, roasts, fried chicken, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, jambalaya, dressings/stuffing, vegetables, salad/salad dressing, potato salad, yams, rolls, desserts, water, microwave popcorn, or any other donations you are willing to provide to make the Christmas party a success.)
  • Paper plates, forks, spoons, knives, small saucers/bowls, aluminum foil, saran wrap, and napkins.
  • Donation of skull caps, gloves, socks, jackets for the winter.
  • Cash prizes for talent show winners: 1st place – $100, 2nd place – $75, 3rd place – $50. (The amounts may be reduced slightly, based on our available budget.)

Please fill out the form below with your party donation details.

 

You can send, or drop-off, all donated items to Jaimie Hamilton at 1530 Gravier St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

We provided over 300 Christmas smiles and meals in 2017!