When we arrived at Target at 05:00 am on Saturday, 18th December 2018, the line of children and their families was around the block. It was cold too but they were all wrapped in blankets and ready to shop until they dropped. We set up hot coffee for the adults and donuts, water and Sparkling Ice for the kids. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were inside waiting for everyone to finish their spree and take photos with them.
We had over 250 volunteers who came to help chaperone the children around the store so that they knew how much they were spending and how much they had left.
Parents dropped off their children at the location with volunteers from the Nobilo Foundation and then they waited to pick them up when they had finished shopping. The Nobilo Foundation asks that parents do not partake in the shopping, therefore allowing the children to have an open opportunity to shop for whatever they would like.
Each child was given $100 and the chaperones spent the morning taking the children around the store making sure they got all the things they wanted, thereby helping to make this a special Christmas for them and their families.
We couldn’t do this shopping event without all our amazing volunteers and if you would like to be part of the 2019 shopping day, at Target in Hunter’s Creek, 2155 Town Center Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32837 (date to be confirmed) please sign up below. We will keep your name on file and reach out to you closer to the time to finalize the details. We will need at least 250 chaperones for this large number of children!
As you can see from the photos below, everyone had a fantastic time. Don’t miss it!