A group of hard working volunteers wrapped over 300 gifts to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society-Delta office during the recent holiday season.
The 16th annual gift wrapping service organized by the Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen was done in partnership with Century Group and the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. With the help of volunteers from Westland Insurance, Vancity, Envision Financial, Nurse Next Door and Sun Life Insurance, the Canadian Cancer Society raised close to $1,100 through the generous donations from customers.
The BIA donated all of the paper and supplies.
"This is one of the best partnerships we have as we were able to offer five days of wrapping service and the CCS had a chance to raise needed funds and awareness about the work they do in our community," said BIA executive director Ana Arciniega.
"The volunteers really enjoyed interacting with the public in this new way," she added. "They all wanted to do it again next year."
Century Group provided free use of space at the Town Centre Mall to be able to provide this service at a central location, while Thrifty Foods contributed snacks for the volunteers and shopping bags to carry the gift packages.
"We find that this service is especially popular with people who don't enjoy wrapping or are too busy to do it," said Arciniega.