Calling all High Schoolers: Jinglepalooza


It’s that time of year again when volunteering and giving back to your community seems like a considerate way to spend your time. The Elburn Community Center does a variety of work with the town of Elburn and is asking for volunteers to help ring in the holiday season.

Opportunities to receive G.I.V.E. hours are abundant during the holidays, such as an event in the Elburn Community Center called Jinglepalooza.

There is a program at Kaneland High School called ‘Knights G.I.V.E.’, which stands for Generosity Involves Volunteer Effort. To gain G.I.V.E. hours, complete a form (found in the front office) and fill out where and what you did while volunteering. Acquiring forty hours or more hours will give the students a chance to win a gift card in a raffle.

“You do not have to have [volunteer hours] to graduate. Most of your colleges and universities would like to see volunteer hours for scholarship criteria,” Guidance secretary Mary Scholl said.

Jinglepalooza takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4-7 p.m. at the Elburn Community Center. Jinglepalooza will offer photos with Santa, life-sized Candy Land, cookie decorating, letters to soldiers and much more. All the information can be found on the Elburn Community Center Facebook page.

The Elburn Community Center is looking for volunteers to help set up and run activities for the kids attending Jinglepalooza. Volunteers will be needed both the night of the event and to help set up, which starts Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Helping out your local Community Center is a great way to enjoy the holiday season and a smart way to add to your G.I.V.E. hours or start earning them.

“If anyone wants to volunteer to help set up or work the event, they can email [email protected],” event helper Renee Hall said.