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Get Involved - Gift Wrap Centers

The malls are bustling with people and brightly-wrapped presents are starting to appear beneath Christmas trees - 'tis the season! Get involved in your school and community by volunteering at a gift wrap center - it's not too late!

Gift Wrap Centers - What Are They?

Around the holidays, gift wrap centers are set up in shopping malls and community centers. They are often run by non-profit organizations like the Red Cross or school groups like band and sports teams to aid in funding new uniforms or field trips. Customers often pay by donation, depending on the size of the gifts they need wrapped.

Gift Wrap Centers - Get Involved

Talk to a teacher and your students council about starting a gift wrap centre in your community. Decide whether you'll fundraise for a school group, donate the money to a local charity or do a combination of the two. Local shopping malls and community centers are often very accommodating and like to support charities and students by lending their space. If there are a number of groups at your school who would like to be involved, organize a schedule so that each group runs the center for one or two days.

Gift Wrap Centers - What You'll Need

You will need wrapping paper, ribbons, gift tags, tape and scissors. Make some calls to party supply stores and wholesalers who are likely to have the best prices. A teacher or parent should be in charge of the money, and you'll have to borrow some tables from the mall or your school. Last but definately not least, you'll need volunteers - lots of them!

Gift Wrap Centers - Add To Your Resume!

Whether you're helping out or starting your own, volunteering your time at a gift wrap center will help you in the long-run. Not only are you supporting a worthwhile cause, you'll have something to add to your resume which will show potential employers that you are motivated, generous and responsible. It just goes to show that hard work pays off in the end.

Gift Wrap - Did U Know?
  • This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend approximately $265 billion dollars in the United States and Canada.
  • More than 50% of Christmas wrapping paper is sold in the last two weeks before Christmas.
  • Over 90% of all gift wrap sold is bought by women.
  • Plus Mark, a gift wrap producer, makes enough paper in a year to go around the earth more than 24 times!
  • This year, some of the hottest gift wrap designs are Spiderman, Hello Kitty and SpongeBob!

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What Is Your Gift Wrapping Style?

  • Fancy paper, ribbons, bows- the works!
  • Newspaper.
  • I get my brother or sister to do it for me!
  • Gift bags.

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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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"Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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"SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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