A win-win: Get your gifts wrapped and give back to the community
From Black Friday, November 28, to Christmas Eve you can bring your unwrapped gifts to the former JC Penney wing of the mall to have the "Bundles of Joy" Gift-Wrapping volunteers wrap your presents for you!
100% of your donations (suggested min. of $1 per package) will purchase emergency diapers and formula to be distributed to struggling families in Marathon County in 2015. Since the project's inception in 2007, Bundles of Joy has been able to purchase and distribute approximately 14,041 four-ounce bottles of formula and over 9,223 packages of diapers for families in need.
So stop by with your holiday gifts, and leave the mall with them all wrapped and ready to go - while you support a worthy cause during this season of giving. It's WIN-WIN!
United Way Volunteer Connection coordinates this entirely volunteer run project and needs a few more people to take a shift as a gift wrapper. Even more importantly, they need people who are available on short notice to be on-call substitutes or ambassadors.
You can sign up now to take a shift as a Volunteer Gift Wrapper. Gift wrappers must be 12 years of age and older, and volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you're willing to be a Gift-Wrap Ambassador for one or more days, or to be on-call when someone cancels, please contact Sarah Thurs at United Way at 715-298-5722. Ambassadors welcome and orient gift-wrapping volunteers & contact subs if a volunteer is unable to work their assigned shift. Ambassadors do NOT need to remain at the mall the entire day. We simply ask that you train the first shift of volunteers and then be available by phone as the "GO-TO" contact for the day IF any problems or questions should arise.