All Thumbs When It Comes To Wrapping? Visit The Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth

Top Quote SHERWAY GARDENS November 29 - December 24. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2010 - Visit the Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth at Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW), beginning Monday, November 29 until Friday, December 24 in Sherway Square near European Jewellery and cross gift wrapping off your holiday "to do" list! The depot will be open weekdays and Saturdays from 10 am until 8 pm, and December 24 from 10am to 3pm. There is no gift wrap service on Sundays. A bargain at just $5 per package, with additional donations gratefully accepted, 100% of all proceeds go to fund The Salvation Army to assist those in need in the local community. Call 416-621-1070 for more information or visit

    "We have gift wrapping down to an art at the Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth," states Phyllis Dale, The Salvation Army, Etobicoke Community Church. "It takes 140 volunteers approximately 1,655 man hours to wrap more than 5,000 gifts at Sherway Gardens. They use about 18,326 feet of wrap, 6,500 medium bows, 1,900 small bows and 47,250 yards of ribbon over the holiday season."

    The Salvation Army, Etobicoke Community Church is excited to have Prince Waterhouse Cooper and students from schools in the Etobicoke and Mississauga area providing "Volunteer Teams" who will be participating at the Gift Wrap Booth at Sherway Gardens.

    "Men are our biggest customers," adds Dale. "They appreciate the help and are thrilled to give their family, friends and colleagues gifts that are nicely wrapped!"

    The money raised through the Salvation Army Gift Wrap Booth is used to assist men, women and children who come to The Salvation Army seeking help.

    The Salvation Army genuinely appreciates the tremendous help from the students in the community and the support of Sherway Gardens over the past 30 years.

    Tips for wrapping the perfect gift:

    If it doesn't feel like the Holiday Season unless you do some of your own gift-wrapping, Sherway Gardens has some great tips to help make your gifts stand out:

    Instead of buying holiday-themed papers, purchase plain red, metallic silver or gold, and a beautiful white. Dress the papers up for the holidays using red, green or metallic ribbons. Any leftovers can be used for other gift giving occasions such as birthdays, simply by using different coloured ribbon.
    Cellophane bags are great for small non-fragile gifts such as baked goods and candies. Use coloured tissues and ribbons to make the bags stand out.
    Coloured tissue paper makes any gift more festive. Collect several colours to use when lining gift boxes to cushion delicate items.
    Remember to use stick-on tags when mailing gifts, or for a large gathering when the tag could come off. A great alternate idea is write the to and from information on a plain glass ball using a metallic marker and attach it to the gift with ribbon.
    Use a hole puncher to attach gift tags with ribbon or raffia.

    But most of all have fun with your wrapping!

    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit

    For further information contact:
    Peter Ashworth / Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates; 416-603-6005; peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Elena Price; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext 7020; pricee ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

    Phyllis Dale; The Salvation Army, Etobicoke Community Church; 416-743-3931; phyllisdale ( @ ) rogers dot com

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