Holiday Helper Association
PO Box 5155
Battle Drive, Bldg 9027
Fort Lee, VA 23801
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The Holiday Helper Association would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who make this endeavor possible. Providing assistance to our military during the holiday season or during critical times is the least we can do for those who sacrifice so much.
The Holiday Helper Association ensures that
"NO MILITARY CHILD
On shopping days, many military members are sent to Holiday Helper not fully comprehending what they are about to experience. When they walk inside the Holiday Helper toystore, they are immediately aware this is unlike anything they have seen on any military installation. With the smell of fresh popcorn, warm cider brewing and the visual of "elves" running around, they now have a clue that this is a good thing!
Military members are escorted by an “elf” who will assist them with their shopping experience. Toys and gifts are broken down by age group and gender. Their elf will take them to the appropriate area and help to carry their "Big Blue Santa Bags" while they select the perfect gifts for their children.
They will then be escorted to the Hat and Mitten trees to select items for each child. The selection is vast as we have various donors throughout the year who see to this very special need. From homemade items to the most popular brands, military members are always grateful, knowing that their little ones will be warm during the winter season.
They will then be escorted to pick out as many stocking stuffers as needed for each child to ensure their children's holiday season is a special time. Books are also available for the taking along with puzzles and stuffed animals.
Once all of their selections are made, they are escorted to the wrapping area where a host of community volunteers are waiting to wrap and label each gift. From the smallest box to the unusual gifts that are difficult to wrap, our volunteers take great pride in making them all look special!
One of the best sights of the day is seeing our military members exit the Holiday Helper toystore with their "Big Blue Santa Bags" slung over their shoulder full of wrapped holiday gifts for their children.