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For years, the Jingle Bells Foundation has been celebrating the holidays by giving to those less fortunate, with a Christmas Themed telethon. This live telethon event is held every December to raise money for Douglas County and surrounding areas. Many businesses, organizations, individuals and volunteers have made this possible throughout the years. For your help over the years, THANK YOU!!!

(Due to the coronavirus) Traditional Food and Toy Basket deliveries will not take place this year, however, we will be actively assisting hundreds of families with grocery cards. (Hopefully the door to door delivery portion of Jingle Bells can be resumed in 2021!)

Do you have a small group that would like to help?
Please contact us for additional information on activities on how you can help.
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For many decades, the Alexandria Jaycees and Jingle Bells Foundation have been celebrating the holidays by giving to those less fortunate, with a Christmas Themed telethon. This live telethon event is held every December to raise money for Douglas County and surrounding areas. Many businesses, organizations, individuals and volunteers have made this possible through out the years. This year, make it your year!

For questions call (320) 335-2488 or email us here


Jingle Bells 2019 volunteers

Decorating at LGCC Tue 12/3- We welcome as many people as
possible to help set up and decorate Christmas trees and the stage, at
Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria on Tue. 12/3, starting at
6pm until finished. Come for a little while or stay the whole time,
whatever you can do!

Unloading production equipment at LGCC 12/6 - We need 7-10 people
to help our production crew unload production equipment out at Lake
Geneva Christian Center. This goes fast if there are enough hands. I
would say it would take around an hour or so. This will take place on
Friday 12/6 around 9:00am.

Routing help 12/6 at H. Boyd Nelson- We could use about a dozen
people to help on Friday evening, December 6th at H. Boyd Nelson in
Alexandria. We need help to put routing cards together, put stickers on
toy bags and then combine them with routing cards. Knowledge of the
city streets and roads is a plus but not required! This begins around
5:30-6pm and usually takes a couple of hours.

Toy “shopping” Saturday 12/7 at H. Boyd Nelson- We usually hope for
30-40 people to fill toy bags from the request sheets from families. You
get a list and have to “shop” from the various toys that are divided into
age group, to fill toy requests from the families in need. This begins
around 9am until finished. Children may come, but need to be
supervised as they “shop”. Cardboard food boxes also can be
assembled at this time.

Tear down of the trees and the stage following the telethon on
Saturday 12/7 at Lake Geneva- We can always use extra help from
anyone who may be a night owl or who is out at LGCC watching the
telethon live, to help us take down ornaments/trees/stage décor
following the end of the telethon. This is usually around 10:30pm until
finished. The more people, the better!

Food basket packaging and delivery 12/8 at H. Boyd Nelson- This is
open to the community/public beginning at 9am. We package up all the
food baskets and start deliveries as they are ready. You can come to H.
Boyd Nelson and help with the food basket “assembly line”, do
deliveries, or both! We give you instructions once you arrive that
Sunday morning.

For more details on any of these opportunities, please call (320)-335-
2488 or email beckylynn859@gmail.com
If you’re interested in joining the Jingle Bells Foundation, contact Joe
Korkowski at (320) 815-5923 or email jkork@kxra.com

Thanks for your interest in being a part of this GREAT cause!! 

Talent

We are looking for your talent for the 2020 Jingle Bells Telethon!

Performances for the telethon will be mostly live acts on December 12th, with a limited number of acts being pre-recorded. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

Auditions will NOT be done in-person this year; instead you will need to submit your video audition to the Jingle Bells Foundation between now and Nov. 23rd! Here are several options for how to submit your audition videos:

  • Upload to YouTube and email us the link to your video
  • Upload to Vimeo and email us the link to your video
  • Copy your video file to a flash drive and either mail it or contact us about another way of getting it to us.
  • If you use Gmail: Attach your video to an email and send it to us (Gmail will automatically put your video into google drive and send the link to it in your email)
  • The Jingle Bells Foundation email is jinglebellsfoundation@gmail.com

Also, please fill out the Audition Form - see below. If you have questions, you can call 320-335-2488 and leave us a voicemail.

Recording Tips:

  • Use a well-lit area to record (if possible)
  • Record in wide angle mode [ ] vs [].
  • Do your best to provide good audio.
  • Keep your talent to 3 minutes in length.
  • Have fun and don't stress about the overall quality...Although we would like great video and audio, your true talent will show through!

Trying out for Auditions
To put on a telethon, we always need good acts to perform.

Are you willing to share your talent for a good cause?

Audition for the Jingle Bells Telethon!

Past talents have included:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Musical Instruments
  • Basketball Handling
  • Martial Arts
  • Belly Dancing
  • and much more!

Audition Form
Please complete the Audition information form (see below).
You may either mail it to us (after downloading it and filling it in),
or you may read the form and send us the needed information in an email.
jinglebellsfoundation@gmail.com

Download and complete the audition information form to send in with your audition recording:
Click for the Audition information form

For questions call (320) 335-2488 or email us here
jinglebellsfoundation@gmail.com


Treasure
The proceeds of this telethon benefit those in need in Douglas County and surrounding communities.

Donate Money
It takes a lot of resources to put together food and toys for 1000 households.
Click here for Donations Information

Watch the telethon and spread the word
(see where to watch the telethon)

For questions call (320) 335-2488 or email us here