Red Cross Likes to Wrap (and Rap)

I made myself wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to any Christmas music. Now my lights are up, the stockings are hung, and the (fake) tree is lit. Oh the holidays are here! I love this time of year and I want Lise to love it, too. (Maybe if she had a swanky holiday party, giving me the excuse to buy a new vintage party dress, then she’d love the holidays… I’m just sayin’.)

One thing I don’t love about the holidays? Gift shopping. Even worse? Gift wrapping. If you’re with me on this one, the Red Cross can help. We have a whole team of gift wrapping volunteers who would love to help you package up those presents. All you have to do is attempt to donate blood or platelets at a “You Give, We’ll Wrap” blood drive. Bring in up to three pre-boxed presents and volunteers will wrap them during your blood or platelet donation. Here are the specifics for the “You Give, We’ll Wrap” campaign in Portland:

3131 North Vancouver Ave.
Wednesday, December16 from 11:15 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday, December 17 from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Friday, December 18 from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 19 from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, December 21 from 1:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 22 from 11:45 am – 6:15 pm
Wednesday, December 23 from 11:15 am – 5:45 pm
Schedule a donation at this location.

To learn more about “You Give, We’ll Wrap” blood drives in Vancouver, Klamath Falls, and Woodburn, click here.

Now I’ve got some serious shopping to do! In the meantime, I’ll study this video carefully.


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