The Bradley County Sheriff's Office Relay for Life team, Sheriff Jim Ruth's Ruthless Relayers, will be "wrapping for a cause" again this year at Cleveland's T.J.Maxx store on Paul Huff Parkway.
For a donation, team members will wrap gifts from noon to 6 p.m., Dec. 22 and 23, to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
“Raising money to fight cancer is a cause near and dear to my heart,” Sheriff Jim Ruth, who is a cancer survivor, said.
Last year, the team raised nearly $400 at this event while providing good cheer to the Maxxinistas.
Minimum donation is a dollar per wrapped item.
“Save up your gifts and bring them in that weekend and we'll provide exquisite wrapping for any and all shaped items", suggests Team Leader Janet Conley. “Store managers James Freeman and Joe Buccellato of T.J.Maxx were so generous and accommodating last year. We look forward to them hosting our fundraiser again!”
Major Jon Collins is coordinating the volunteers consisting of sheriff's office employees, family members and valued associates — some of which are professional “black belt” elf-trained wrappers, according to a reliable source.
To prepare for this event, Ruth's Ruthless Relayers are seeking donations of shirt boxes, sweater boxes and tissue paper. Gift wrap, stuffing and holiday gift labels will also be appreciated.
These items can be brought to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office at 2290 Blythe Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.