For the second straight year, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County volunteers worked tirelessly, from Thanksgiving week through Christmas Eve, in a storefront at Bergen Town Center wrapping gifts for harried customers. Amid numerous rolls of decorative paper, ribbons and bows of all colors and mountains of presents, cheerful volunteers staffed the shop each day from early morning until almost midnight.
Using donated wrapping supplies, volunteer labor and working in donated space, Habitat Bergen’s gift-wrapping effort was definitely successful in many ways. In addition to generating over $12K for their upcoming Oradell building project, Habitat signed-up new volunteers; publicized upcoming fundraisers and significantly reduced the stress levels of many customers who were glad to have someone else handle their wrapping details.
Habitat Bergen extends a very special THANK YOU to PSEG and Lakeland Bank who sponsored the project and to their volunteer army of gift-wrappers, especially Sandy Johnson who put aside their own holiday projects to make the holidays brighter for others.
For more information about future Habitat Bergen events, please visit www.habitatbergen.org or contact Christine Incontro, Director of Special Events and Marketing at 201-457-1020 or via email [email protected] .