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

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!

Rebecca Sussman

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!

Penny and Timmy Fonde

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Liam Murphy

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Deborah Spieler

12/23

12 pm - 2 p.m.

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Click here to volunteer

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Geetha Nathan

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Geetha Nathan

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Geetha Nathan

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Amy Day

12/23

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

francine conran

12/23

10 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Ann Murphy

12/24

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Tan

12/24

2 pm - 4 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Molly Newcomb

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

9 am -11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lily stein

12/24

9 am - 11 am

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Will stein

12/24

9 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Chris Picerni

12/24

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lisa Miraglia

12/24

11 am - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Madison Miraglia

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

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Kevin Crane

12/24

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Ann Haney

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

gretchen stein

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Darlene Hoffman

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Jelani Carter

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Charles Carter Sr.

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Eileen Rogers

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Charles Carter II

12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

susan JOSEPH

Post Dinner 12/25

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sort, inventory and pack gift rooms after event

Organization skills and patience

Jocelyn Virola

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!

Stephanie Crane

12/23

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Luke Murphy

12/23

11 am - 1 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Allison Colavito

12/23

12 pm - 2 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Geetha Nathan

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Linda Pierce

12/23

1 pm - 3 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Lauren Colavito

12/23

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

ermioni mina

12/23

3 pm - 5 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

Charles Day

12/24

10 am - 12 pm

Receive, sort and arrange gifts into gift rooms

(Please see description above)

Holiday spirit and a smile!

nancy picerni

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!

Jane and Son Hogan

 

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...

 APPROVED FOR MULTIPLE NAMES

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

Aaron Mazzola

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.  

Shagari Hodge

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

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.  

Luke Torre

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.  

Jacquie 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.  

Rebecca and Gabrielle 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.  

David Zenon and Natalie McKay

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 and Samuel 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.  

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.  

Bobby 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 - Parent/Child under 18 - You may enter your names and then send an email to the Head Elf

Deanna/Katie Dammers

December 25 - Christmas Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elf. (Please see full description above.)

Elf - You Must be 18

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.  

Anne 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.  

Albert 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.  

Katherine Amber and Aiyana 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.  

Talia and Maddy Land

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.  

Lauren 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.  

Alex & Kyle 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.  

kim oliver

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.  

ray silverman

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.  

Amy Day

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

Jackie and Marley 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.  

Alexander Day

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.  

Charles Day

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 and 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.  

Pete and 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

Amy Land

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

Josh/Dylan Dammers

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 and 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.  

Richard and Jarrod Land

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.  

Alison Rubin

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.  

Juliet Day

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.  

John Lloyd

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.  

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.  

Howard 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.  

Anne Llloyd

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.  

jami barzelatto

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.  

marisa barzelatto

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

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.

Click here to 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

Jared Mazzola

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