Traditionally at Crippsmas Place the decorations and lights start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving.
We welcome volunteers to help with decoration set-up and take-down! Local high school students can earn community service hours to fulfill the graduation requirement.
SEP 14, 2022 – ALL DECORATION SHIFTS HAVE BEEN FILLED.
Interested volunteers will be added to a waitlist for opportunities during the Crippsmas Place event in December. Those two hour shifts are in the evening, 6-8pm and 8-10pm. Shift openings are still to be determined. Both decoration volunteers and those on the waitlist will be notified of event shift openings. See HOW TO SIGN UP at the bottom of this page.
*** Sorry, you CANNOT earn community service hours required by law enforcement for traffic tickets, etc. ***
Set-up consists of arranging and installing the unique plywood cut-out decorations on the lawns for those neighbors requesting help along Nicolet Avenue and the cul-de-sacs of Asquith Place, Cripps Place, Wellington Place, and Nicolet Court.
We will not have volunteers climb any ladders and working on rooftops; just ground-level work. Tasks involve carrying the wooden decorations, using a mallet to tap in the support stakes, and using a cordless screwdriver to attach the wooden decorations to the metal support stakes.
CRIPPSMAS PLACE 2022 Schedule of Decoration Set-Up & Take-Down Shifts:
Two shifts each day, a morning and an afternoon shift.
NOTE ALL SHIFTS ARE NOW TWO HOURS EACH
*Setting up Crippsmas decorations*
-> Sat Nov 26, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sun Nov 27, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sat Dec 3, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sun Dec 4, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sat Dec 10, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sun Dec 11, 2022 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
*Taking down Crippsmas decorations*
-> Sat Jan 7, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
-> Sun Jan 8, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Please have interested students and their families e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add them to the schedule (or waitlist). The student (or parent) should e-mail the following info:
* Student’s name
* Student’s high school
* Student’s preferred work shifts
* Contact phone number (to advise the student of last minute shift changes, cancellations, or openings)
* KINDLY INCLUDE “crippsmas” in the email subject line!
For quick questions you can also call or text Kate on her cell phone 510-821-5579.
In Community, Charity, and Childhood Joy,
– Kate Amon
Crippsmas Place Coordinator