Gift-wrapping volunteers needed to raise funds for sustainability projects
For years, the Alexis-Nihon shopping centre across the street has been like a second home to the Dawson community – from dashing over (through the tunnel in bad weather) for lunch to getting groceries or doing a little shopping.
Dawson will see an extension of its relationship with Alexis-Nihon once again this holiday season when all proceeds from the gift-wrapping service will go to Dawson’s student-driven sustainability projects.
The College’s sustainability efforts have been noticed by the administration of Alexis-Nihon. They were so impressed they wanted to give Dawson a chance to grow its support for these community-building projects.
Starting on Monday, Dec. 5 and up to Dec. 24, in a storefront across from IGA on the street level (Formerly Miniso), shoppers can have their gifts wrapped by Dawson student and employee volunteers with donation suggestions between $5-$15, depending on the size of the package. Donations are also accepted.
Employees interested in volunteering between Dec. 5-24 during work hours need to get their manager’s approval first.
Friends, family, neighbours and students, especially students who would like to build on their bank of charitable hours for their Recognition of Student Involvement notation, are most welcome to join the wrapping squad as part of this fun and supportive activity. No gift-wrapping experience necessary, we will teach you and/or assign you a greeting role.