On Dec. 14 and 15, from noon to 6 p.m. the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life team will be “wrapping for a cure” again this year at Cleveland’s T.J.Maxx, on Paul Huff Parkway.
Team members will wrap gifts for donations to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
One of the managers of T.J.Maxx, said customers have been asking when the wrapping event is scheduled this year.
“Last year we raised more than $500 with this event,” said Sheriff’s office team leader Janet Conley. “T.J.Maxx is a fabulous host! They allow people to bring in items bought elsewhere for us to wrap. We’ve had people go home to load up their trunk and come back for us to wrap ALL their gifts.”
And there is a professional on staff — Joyce Vanderpool, also known as Mrs. Claus — has made up over 100 creative package decorations.
“Joyce is not a fan of the ordinary stick-on bow”, Janet comments, “so we try to make each package extraordinary.”
In preparation for this annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, donations of wrapping supplies such as tissue paper, ribbons, wrapping paper, shirt boxes and package decorations are needed.
If you can donate to this worthy cause, please bring your items to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office or contact Conley at 728-7334.
For a minimum donation of $1 per gift, it’s cheaper than buying supplies and doing it yourself. Plus, you are donating to a worthy cause.