VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY- Gift Wrap Up Night

NOTE:The event says full, but please get on the waiting list if you want to help! I will open up to more people as needed. :) We will be wrapping, labeling, and sorting the gifts donated to a non-profit organization for their Annual Christmas Party the following Sunday. (Crime Survivors, Inc)

Even if you aren't a skilled wrapper, your assistance is appreciated with the labeling and sorting.

Please bring the following, if you can:
A pair of scissors (mark them with your name if you want them back)
A roll of scotch tape
A roll of wrapping paper (traditional red, green, and white colors/prints preferred)

Dress: Casual
Parking: Free and plenty

We will provide pizza and water for the volunteers during the wrapping party. For liability reasons, the organization asks that volunteers do not consume alcohol during the wrap up night. When we are done wrapping goodies for the kids, we can go have drinks somewhere nearby. (Silky Sullivan's is only 2 miles away)

Thanks, everyone, and let me know if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!
~Courtney

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Really productive night! There were a ton of gifts and it was great to help out such an amazing group.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      I'm glad you made it after all. And you could have told me I misspelled your name. ;) Merry Christmas!

      December 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Everybody spells my name wrong, no worries! I go by my nickname and get called "Ellie" which is worse! lol

      January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a pleasure to work join the group for such an amazing cause. I got to help serve food and set up the next day for the holiday party for crime survivors and their families so I saw the joy all that work brought people!

    January 2, 2014

  • janice

    Hi Courtney
    Sorry I was a no show. I do not have internet on my phone. I did not see this until it was over. Glad it was a success and plenty of elves showed up

    December 23, 2013

  • Roberto

    Merry Christmas, Courtney!

    December 21, 2013

  • Lupe

    It was my first time meeting the group and it was such a great experience. Everyone seem welcoming, I'm looking forward to our next event.

    December 21, 2013

  • Brittney

    It was really great to see so many people come out to help. thanks for doing this meetup

    December 21, 2013

  • Courtney

    I already knew SocialMixin members were awesome, and you guys just proved it again tonight. THANK YOU so much to everyone that helped, we were done in 2.5 hours! It sounds like I will see a few of you on Sunday as well and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Ron P.

    Courtney says about an hour to an hour and a half more, then go somewhere after.

    December 20, 2013

  • Claudia

    Is it too late to show up? I was stuck in traffic from LA. :(

    December 20, 2013

  • Mimosa L.

    Went to wrong one lol be there soon

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Ron P.

      You didn't go to Fresno? Right?

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Claudia

    Is it too late to come? I am stuck in traffic from LA. :(

    December 20, 2013

  • Ron P.

    Sorry I'm late Courtney! I'll be there at 6:30

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Ellen M

    I am coming and bringing a guest... It kicked me onto the wait list when I added a guest, but I'll be there!

    December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Thanks, Ellen, I added you back to the attending. See you soon.

      December 20, 2013

  • Urvi

    Last minute baby-sitting duties!

    December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Thanks, Urvi. Merry Christmas!

      December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I suck, but stuck at work until late tonite and can't make it after all. I was really looking forward to it, not so much looking forward to the piles of work :(

    December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Thanks for the update, Lora. Merry Christmas!

      December 20, 2013

  • David

    Sorry about late change to rsvp but may not be able to finish work till late today. Will drop by to help if not too late.

    December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Sounds good, David. Thank you!

      December 20, 2013

  • Courtney

    Hi, everyone! Just a quick reminder to please update your RSVP if you aren't able to make it. The organization is counting on us to have a good showing of folks to wrap and sort close to 400 gifts! That may seem like it's going to take forever, but with all of us working together, we'll be done in just a few hours. Last year we finished in 3 hours, and we'll have about 20 more people this time.

    You guys are awesome for volunteering your time for this, and I look forward to seeing all of you on Friday.

    1 · December 18, 2013

    • Courtney

      Absolutely ok! Any help is greatly appreciated. See you soon, MiMi.

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Mimosa L.

      See you in a few hours!!

      December 20, 2013

  • Ron P.

    I hope it's ok to have presents look like they're wrapped by a 5 year old. That's my wrapping level.

    2 · December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Lol We'll make sure you only get the square boxes, then. ;)

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • rachel

    Since there's a waitlist, meaning there are plenty if volunteer wrappers, I'm going to bow out. I hurt my back in a move two days ago, and it's still painful. Thanks:-)) Merry Christmas!

    December 20, 2013

    • Courtney

      Thanks, Rachel. Feel better and Merry Christmas!

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Roberto

    Hi Courtney, I might no be able to make it tomorrow so I am removing my name from the RSVP. If things work out, I will just show up. It was lots of fun last year.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Courtney

      Okay, thanks, Roberto. Hope to see you, but understand if you can't make it. Merry Christmas!

      December 19, 2013

  • Alex D.

    Tried to change my reservation to account for my friends, but meetup.com didn't prompt me for any guests. It's just allowing me to RSVP for myself.

    December 17, 2013

    • Courtney

      Okay, Alex. How many are coming with you?

      December 17, 2013

  • Alex D.

    I have a couple people that wanted to see if they could come along and wrap too. Is this open to people outside of the group? And if I can bring others, should I let someone know for headcount?

    December 13, 2013

    • Courtney

      Hi, Alex. Yes, you may bring guests. Go ahead and update your RSVP with the number of guests you're bringing. It may kick you to the wait list, but I'll open it up to allow you all in once I get to a computer. Thanks for asking !!

      December 13, 2013

  • Truc

    Hi, as Im not similar to this area, can I have anyone's number or anything that I can regconize our group. Thank you everyone!

    December 1, 2013

    • Courtney

      HI, Truc, you won't have any trouble finding us when you arrive. You will see the Cafe building on the right immediately as you pull into the parking lot. That is where we'll be. It is small, and we are many. :) I'll post any updates and a phone number once I arrive that evening, too.

      1 · December 1, 2013

    • Truc

      Thanks Courtmey

      December 4, 2013

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