Gift Wrapping at Gateway

November 4, 2018 By
Gift wrapping at Gateway is coming soon!!!
What is gift wrapping at Gateway???  It is our largest fundraiser of the year.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we offer gift wrapping services at Gateway Mall for a $3 suggested donation per package.
When is gift wrapping at Gateway??  This year, gift wrapping starts on Sunday, November 25th and runs through Sunday, December 23rd (we will be closed, however, on November 26-28th and December 10, 11 and 13th)
What are the hours gift wrapping is available?  Hours during the week are from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (or later as Christmas approaches).  Weekend hours are 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Shifts are two or three hours in duration.
Where will the gift wrapping station be located?  As of right now, we are waiting for Gateway management to tell us where we will be located so we will let you know as soon as we know.
What if I don’t have any gift wrapping skills?  No problem!  We still need you!!!!  Even if you can’t gift wrap, we can teach you, or we can use your skills elsewhere. We need lots of volunteers to help with customer service, to restock supplies, and to help our students while they wrap gifts.
Can my family and I volunteer to help?  YES!!!  This is a HUGE event for us and we need A LOT of volunteers to help out.  We need at least one parent and two or three students per shift (as we get closer to Christmas, we will need more people per shift).  Students can earn service hours towards their band letter.  This is a great opportunity for parents, grandparents and siblings to help out too!  Make it a family event!!
Can I sign up for more than one shift? YES, YES, YES!!  You can sign up for as many shifts as you wish.  We do ask that each student sign up for a minimum  of one shift during the event.
Where do I sign up?  We have sign up sheets available for all for weeks of the event:  If you and/or your student want to volunteer, please sign up here:
What about wrapping supplies??  We are taking gift wrapping supplies now–high quality wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons/bows, boxes, tissue paper, boxes, tape (scotch and packing), and boxes (we obviously need a lot of boxes–boxes of all sizes)!! If you have any wrapping supplies to donate, please bring them to the band room
Please let us know if you have any questions!!  Thank you so much for your help!!