Christmas is almost here (can’t you believe it?!) and there are so many things going on in Marshalltown this weekend to get you in the holiday spirit. It can be such a joyful time of year. It is also a time where taking care of our families, our neighbors, and friends, is of the utmost importance. Let’s Play Bounce is hosting a special event called Jump for Joy to do just that. They are offering FREE admission this Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM for any child who brings a new unwrapped toy for another child in our community.
We got the inside scoop from one of the owners, Joanna Timmer, and are thrilled to share all the details with you.
1. Tell us more all the details about the Jump for Joy Event.
Our Jump for Joy event will be held this Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm. This event is to benefit Marshalltown children, who otherwise, may not have had a toy to unwrap this holiday season. Every child, who participates in our event, will donate a new, unwrapped toy, and will receive free admission during those 2 hours. If a family is able to give more, we are also collecting non-perishable food donations. In addition to receiving free admission, we will also be having a free raffle for our 3 month membership, 1.5 hour bounce passes, and a few other items. Santa will be there as well, so don’t forget your camera! All donations will be dropped off on Monday to the Marshalltown Salvation Army, just in time for them to be distributed to the local families for the holidays.
2. Why was it important for you to host this event?
It was important for my husband, Derek and I to host this event because every child deserves to be happy and provided for. We understand the many hardships that families face, especially around the holidays. If we are able to use our platform, to be able to help our community’s families, then we will most certainly try to do all that we can. Giving a child a toy is such a simple act, and if we have brought joy to that child, then we have succeeded with this event.
3. Who is invited?
We hope every family comes out and helps us make this event the best it can be! As always, children 12 years old and younger are able to bounce, and their families are welcomed to join in on the fun with the various games we provide. A waiver will need to be filled out, if one hasn’t been done yet. Waivers are valid for a year, and may be filled out on our website.
4. What do you hope to achieve with this special event?
The more families we have participating in our event, will allow us to brighten the lives of so many children in Marshalltown. As parents ourselves, we just want our children to be happy. That’s all many families want for their children. By hosting this event we will see first hand the impact we will all have on local children, and that’s very exciting!
5. Three words to summarize this event.
If I could summarize this event in just 3 simple words, I’d have to say: impactful, generous, and of course fun!
In closing, on behalf of all of us at Let’s Play Bounce, thank you in advance to everyone for their generosity and caring spirit. That’s really what this holiday season is all about.
Thank you to Marshalltown Moms for featuring our event and helping us promote it!