If you like to wrap gifts, we have the opportunity for you
Did you know there are only 4 more Saturdays until Christmas?
That means United Way Volunteer Connections' Bundles of Joy Gift Wrapping project is about to start for 2015. From Black Friday on November 27 to Christmas Eve, volunteers will cheerfully wrap your gifts at Wausau Center Mall for a donation to Bundles of Joy. This volunteer project provides the funds to buy emergency diapers and formula for families in need in Marathon County.
If you are looking to get involved there are several different ways you can help Bundles of Joy. You can volunteer to gift wrap, you can make a donation or you can volunteer to help sort diapers once they are purchased.
To sign up you can click on "Volunteer to wrap gifts for Bundles of Joy" under the What's New section to the right. You can also register to volunteer over the phone by calling 715-298-5719. Gift wrappers must be 12 years of age or older, and volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Since 2007, Bundles of Joy has provided approximately 15,000 four-ounce bottles of formula and over 10,000 packages of diaper to those needing emergency assistance. United Way of Marathon County partners with 8 local agencies in Marathon County including Marathon County Health Department, WIC, The Women's Community, The Salvation Army, Bridge Community Health Clinic, Catholic Charities, Head Start and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/Family Resource Center to distribute the diapers and formula purchased from the gift wrapping donations.