1,362 Volunteers Needed for Good Samaritan Network Christmas Holiday Distribution

One of the biggest holiday distributions for those in need within Hamilton County is done by Good Samaritan Network (GSN). GSN serves thousands during the holiday season. This started at thanksgiving and extends through Christmas. The biggest period and activity, however, is on December 9th this year.

On December 9th, GSN will serve thousands in the community. They will provide household items, clothing, food, and of course toys to help make Christmas and the holidays a little better for thousands who might otherwise not be able to afford such things. Thousands are served.

To serve thousands on December 9th, it takes a lot of work. In fact, GSN is looking for over 2,000 volunteers to help between December 3rd and December 9th. They currently have 751 people signed up to help, but still have 1,362 volunteer slots open. The number of volunteers alone should help emphasize how big of an event this is.

The event is at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Volunteers do a variety of things. You can find the signup lists for each day at https://ivolunteer-gsn.ivolunteer.com/christmas_holiday_assistance_2023 . The current need each day is:

Confirmed   Open Slots
80 SUN (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 310
64 MON (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 4176
26 TUE (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 5214
59 WED (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 6204
113 THU (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 7191
103 FRI (Pre Event Prep)Dec. 8248
306 SAT (EVENT DAY)Dec. 9319
     
751 Volunteers 1362

Most volunteer slots are for two hours between 10:00am and 5:00pm; however, you can volunteer as little or as long as you like. On the day of the event, some of the open volunteer spot include delivering items (“Drop and go”) as well as other roles.

Volunteering can include younger helpers as long as they can follow instructions and are supervised. This is a great event where you can include your tweens, teens, or other children along with yourself in the volunteering.

And of course, if you don’t have time to volunteer, GSN continues to collect donations up until the event. You can drop things off at the fairgrounds when the volunteers are there. New and “like new” (gently used) toys are appreciated. GSN also takes bikes including those that might need minor repairs.

This is community helping community. If you can, please be a part.

You can sign up using the QR Code


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