Greenbriar Children’s Center is set to kick off the holiday season with the opening of the Gift Wrap Center and annual Celebrity WRAP-OFF contest.
The festivities are slated to begin with the grand opening of the Gift Wrap Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. in the Macy’s Department Store court. Gift wrapping will officially begin at 5 p.m. The annual Celebrity wRAP-OFF event will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Gift Wrap Center.
The Gift Wrap Center is manned by Greenbriar volunteers and will run throughout the month of December until Christmas Eve. This annual fundraiser helps support the organization’s mission to provide childcare, residential and family counseling services which lead to the healthy development of children and young adults and to the strengthening of families.
The annual Celebrity wRAP-OFF contest will feature local celebrities, politicians, and community leaders. The celebrities and their supporters will dressup in holiday costume and perform either a cover or an original rap song incorporating seasonal messages and reference to Greenbriar’s mission. The contestants will be judged on their costume, rap, and the donations received during their segments and will also be invited to volunteer to help wrap gifts.
“The Gift Wrap Center and WRAP-OFF contest is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit – whether they are participants or bystanders enjoying the show,” said Greenbriar Executive Director Gena Taylor. “We are incredibly grateful to the community members participating in the WRAP OFF contest and our volunteers who work tirelessly throughout December wrapping beautiful gifts!”
Members of the community are asked to consider supporting Greenbriar’s work not only by choosing to have their gifts wrapped by volunteers but also by volunteering to become a gift wrapper this holiday season. To volunteer for a shift please visit www.greenbriarchildrenscenter. wufoo.com/forms/pbqd6ad- 0fx15g9/.