Jacob's Chance Events

Merry Mall goes Virtual! 

Saturday December 12th  from 11:00am-12:30pm

What is this the fun holiday event all about?  It is about

spreading Christmas joy and love!  


This year participants will shop virtually with Buddy "elves"! 




This is how it will work...

1.  Register your shopper.

2.  The day of the event, all of the shoppers will meet in Santa's Virtual workshop on Zoom.  At this time, the shoppers will be paired with one of Santa's Elves.  

3.  The shopper will ring their bell (received before the event) to begin the Merry Mall Journey!  The shopper and the Elf will go shopping in their own private Santa Workshop Zoom room. The rooms will consist of tables filled with wonderful gifts that are gender and age-appropriate for the whole family. The Elf will be able to walk around the tables to show the shopper items they may want to surprise their family and friends with on Christmas morning. Once the items are chosen, the Elf will bag the items for wrapping.  

4.  After the shopping is complete, the shopper will ring the bell and together they will continue their Merry Mall fun by joining friends in Santa's Secret Craft Room to make ornaments. (Jacob's Chance will send this craft in the mail before the event.) 

BUT wait...there is more!  

5.  Once the Elf and shopper finish their ornament, the shopper will ring the bell to journey back to Santa's ZOOM room workshop! Together we will sing Christmas songs led by the one and only Jacob's Chance Music program.  Santa will make a guest appearance to talk to the shoppers. 

6.  The Elves and shoppers will give each other a virtual high five to end the Merry Mall fun!  

7.  The Elves will take the presents their shopper choose and wrap them for delivery Saturday or Sunday by Santa.  We will let you know when your gifts will be delivered.


$5 per gift or

$20 for 5 gifts*

*financial assistance available

Interested in sponsoring this event?



Your sponsorship will cover the cost of items for all of the Christmas Stores!


We're looking for items appropriate for:

Young girls/boys(ages 0-11) 
Teen girls/boys (ages 12-19)
Women/Men/HOME (ages 20+)

Your sponsorship will give you:

6 months of website presence, 3 months of social media presence, and a shoutout on our

Facebook live program Reading with Janai!         




Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of items for a Christmas Store table of your choice. 

Young girls/boys(ages 0-11) 
Teen girls/boys (ages 12-19)
Women/men/HOME (ages 20+) 

Your sponsorship will give you

2 months of website presence, and 2 months of social media presence!



Your sponsorship will cover the cost for 1 shopper, 5 items

Your sponsorship will give you:

A social media thank you!

Interested in volunteering as an Elf?

Volunteers are the backbone of Jacob's Chance!  

Our events are not possible without YOU!  We appreciate your time, dedication,

and passion for the families of Jacob's Chance!  

Together we will make GREAT things happen!

Time: 10:30am-2pm

Location: Acca Temple

Date: Saturday 12/12

The Merry Mall goes Virtual! --- ONLY VOLUNTEERS WILL BE AT THE VENUE!  

ALL necessary precautions will be in place to ensure a safe environment.  

Your safety is of most importance to Jacob's Chance!  

There will be limited volunteers.  

*Elves must be able to participant in person and Zoom from their phones,

in order to show their participant around the room.*


Kate Mardigian, Executive Director


(804) 640-8109

Jacob's Chance 501c3

1385 Overbrook Road

Richmond, VA 23220



Brooke Cable, Program Director


Jacob's Chance is a tax deductible charitable organization that is in good standing and believes in transparency. Visit us on GuideStar for more information.