Christmas Gift 2018

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Christmas Gift is a celebration to share the Spirit of Christ each December, serving tens of thousands in need.

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We are thankful for the thousands of volunteers serving our honored guests this Saturday, December 15th for our 15th Annual Christmas Gift event! Please follow the information below closely so you have the most accurate information since important changes have been made this year.

1. PARKING: There are TWO PARKING OPTIONS for Volunteers
OPTION ONE:

  • PARKING LOT E (off Hotel Street and Memorial Drive) is fully paid by Operation Care and is free. It is available from Wednesday, Dec. 12th – Saturday, Dec. 15th for volunteers.
  • Parking Lot E has a maximum capacity and will be available on a first come first serve basis on December 15th.
  • Volunteers preparing at the Dallas Convention Center from Wednesday – Friday before the event should park in Lot E to receive a wristband and check-in at the entrance doors (emergency exits for Hall F) across from Lot E before entering the Convention Center.

OPTION TWO:

  • Parking garages are available during normal business hours daily for a $15 payment per entry fee. 
  • Parking garages will be opened at 5am only on Saturday, December 15th for a $15 per entry fee.

2. VOLUNTEER ENTRANCE & CHECK-IN (IMPORTANT CHANGES!)

  • The NEW Volunteer Entrance doors are directly across from Parking Lot E off of Hotel Street and Memorial Drive (NOT on Ceremonial Drive as in past years) or from the Parking Garages as detailed below.

    • From Parking Lot E, the entrance doors are the emergency exits for Hall F.
    • Follow the signs “Volunteer Check In” to the Hall D Meeting Rooms where the Volunteer Check-in is located.
    • Upon entering, you will go upstairs to the second level and follow the signs to the back side of the Hall D Meeting Rooms for Volunteer Check-in.
    • From the parking garages, follow the signs “Volunteer Check In” and take the escalator/ elevator up from the garages and walk through Halls A, B, and C to reach Hall D for the Volunteer Check-In Area located in the Hall D Meeting Rooms.
  • Volunteers arriving on Wednesday – Friday before the event must receive wristbands and check-in outside the entrance doors (emergency exits for Hall F) across from Parking Lot E to gain entrance. 

3. DOCK ACCESS 

  • All access to the docks for drop off for the event must have their name on a list with Lord Key who is arranging the Dock Access List.
  • If your name is NOT on the list you will not gain access.
  • Please email or call Lord Key to be placed on the Dock Access List at: Lord.Key1984@gmail.com or call 214-995-9659.
  • For problems with dock access, please contact Jim Spalding at 214-725-7715.

4. ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT EVENT DETAILS

  • On December 15th, please arrive between 6:00am and 7:00am at the latest to check-in and receive a volunteer lanyard to gain entry to the event.
  • The Volunteer Orientation is required for all volunteers on Saturday, December 15th at 7:00am held on the Family side Stage in Halls D and E.
  • Please come with your red volunteer T-Shirt on or purchase one for $10 each on Saturday morning at check-in.
  • Please come with a love offering (cash or checks) to give towards the Christmas Gift event in honor of the homeless and impoverished we are serving.
  • Please do not bring a coat or jacket you cannot wear all day as it could be misplaced or stolen.
  • Please do not bring a purse as it could be misplaced or stolen.

VENUE INFORMATION

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, TX, USA
Venue Website: www.dallasconventioncenter.com

Venue Information

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, TX, USA
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