34th Annual Holiday Gift Wrap Opens As CKOB Fundraising Event

Friday, December 1, 2017

Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block invites the public to make a part of your holiday tradition by volunteering to wrap gifts or have your gifts wrapped at Hamilton Place. 

Beginning Friday, Dec. 8, CKOB will open two gift wrapping stations in the mall at Hamilton Place. The locations will be located downstairs in front of Dillard’s Women and their new location will be in front of JCPenney.  Both wrapping stations will be open during the mall’s holiday hours.

In addition to a variety of papers to choose from, CKOB also has sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Over 200 volunteers will wrap gifts during this fundraising event. Individuals or businesses wanting to volunteer, contact the Kids on the Block office at 423-757-5259, or email info@kidsontheblock.net. 

CKOB is offering a pick up and drop off service this holiday season.  To have CKOB pick up multiple packages to be wrapped and dropped back off to your home or office, call 423-757-5259 and schedule a time. 

"CKOB is one of the oldest, most respected and active Kids on the Block troupes in the United States. For the past 38 years, CKOB has been providing educational puppetry programs free of charge to schools and communities in Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Our educational programs feature life size puppets designed to teach children and adults about social concerns and differences in a non-threatening manner.

"CKOB provides programs free of charge to schools in our community in an effort to enhance the quality of life in our area and empower children to become healthy, strong and resourceful future leaders," officials said.

“Despite the devastating loss of funding over the past few years, CKOB has continued to perform a record number of programs as requested by schools and community organizations in our area” says Kelly Williams, executive director of CKOB. 

"This year, more than ever, Kids on the Block needs your help in making their Holiday Gift Wrap event successful. Plan on volunteering, sponsoring or having your gifts wrapped at one of the two locations located inside the mall at Hamilton Place. The 34th Annual Holiday Gift Wrap will help Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block continue to provide vital programs to children and families in the community," officials said.

Holiday Gift Wrap Sponsors are: Hamilton Place, Storage King USA, UPS, Peace Communications, Advance Financial, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Scenic Outdoor Media, Staples, Showtime Rentals and Brewer Media.

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