I am no good at wrapping gifts. I love Christmas. I detest wrapping gifts. This past weekend, I was super excited to see a trailer outside of Ranch & Home that said, "Gift Wrap." There's a group wrapping presents by donation!
There was a man doing some tinkering outside the trailer. I asked if he was the top elf in charge of gift wrapping. He said, "No, my wife Karen is the boss. She's inside."
I saw that proceeds benefit local charities.
So, I went inside and got the scoop on the Wrapping Rascals. Turns out, they've been doing great things for Tri-Cities for a few years, now.
As I was leaving the trailer, a young couple arrived with a bag of presents needing to be wrapped. Karen takes your number and calls when the packages are finished. The Rascals have their system down. They're very efficient.
The Wrapping Rascals start their season on Black Friday working weekends up to the week of Christmas. Then it's crunch time. They're on site at Ranch & Home this week right up to the 24th.
All donations this year will go to the Mid Columbia Meals on Wheels program.
Every year it's a different charity benefitting from the Wrapping Rascal's efforts. Rose is a volunteer who's helped out for a few years. So far, there are a total of 6 working to wrap gifts.
Karen tells me they could use more volunteers to join the Wrapping Rascals. If you love gift wrapping, find out more on their Facebook page.