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!

Team Captain

Hope Mazzola
HopeMazzola@optonline.net

Cell phone: (914) 714-0090

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities for Gift Room Setup & Elves

To cancel your name from a volunteer opportunity, email the Team Captain

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

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!

Lauren Stellwagen

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!

Marie Danko

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Léna Roy

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

FinnRoy

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Elizabeth Ferrucci

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Sarah Matthews

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Michael Tierney

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Kevin OShea

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

John OShea

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Elin Sullivan

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Deborah Spieler

12/23

10 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Merie Sullivan

12/24

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!

Theresa Iannarelli

12/24

2 pm - 4 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!

Jane Emmer

12/24

9 am -11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Jennifer Dembo

12/24

9 am - 11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lexi Dembo

12/24

9 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Sarah Matthews

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Kelly Sposito

12/24

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Matthew Kingston

12/24

11 am - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Tricia Padian

12/24

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Catherine Padian

12/24

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Brian Crane

12/24

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Ryan Kingston

12/24

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

gretchen stein

12/24

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Tan

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Margaret Skriloff

12/25

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Knit hat distribution

300 hats to give away

Gwen Leibel

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Click here to volunteer

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Click here to volunteer

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Click here to volunteer

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Click here to volunteer

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Click here to volunteer

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Robin Melen

Post Dinner 12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Eric Melen

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!

fran ferrauiola

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Ann Murphy

12/23

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Sarah ballard

12/23

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Janet Ballard

 

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

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A) Head Elf.

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

Hope Mazzola

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...

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

Click here to volunteer

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Back Room Elves to help select and pack gifts with Elves

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

Click here to volunteer

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 hopemazzola@optonline.net if you are interested in one of these spots for your child. 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.  

susan blumenfeld

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.  

Victoria Blumenfeld

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.  

Bobby Blumenfeld

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.  

Austin Blumenfeld

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 11/3

Jakob Kirchrath/Chas Gilman

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 11/3

Dan and Mitchell Gilman

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.  

Marie Danko

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.  

Ray Silverman

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

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

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

Lori Chiriboga

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.  

Lou Chiriboga

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.  

Matthew Chiriboga

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.  

Lauren Chiriboga

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.  

Robert Mankowski

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.  

Chuxiao/Caylynn Maldonado

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.  

Pete/Jack 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.  

Gary Mink

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS IS AN APPROVED ELF/JR ELF SPOT - APPROVED 11/4

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

Michelle/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.  

Molly Testwuide

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.  

KC Testwuide

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.  

eileen grossman

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.  

Scott Irwin

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

Anne & Aiyana Lewis

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

Albert and 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.  

Sallie Zuch

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.  

Jacqueline Zenon

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.  

Justin Zenon

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.  

David Zenon

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

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.  

Click here to volunteer

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reindeer to work with Santa

 Will be working with Rudolph in the gym.  Must be okay with separation from parent. Preferred ages 7-10 years old.

Lily Gilman

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

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

Margaret Skriloff