Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wrapping It Up: United Stationers Wrap Gifts for 30 Children in Need

Most people wouldn’t think that you would be having a gift-wrapping competition at work, unless you’re a professional gift wrapper, that is. However, for the United Stationers of Carol Stream, this has lately been a regular occurrence. On Tuesday, United Stationers’ Local Transportation Manager Dora McLin, the coordinator of the company’s service project, arranged for 10 bags of birthday gifts for the Children’s Birthday Project, which serves needy children from ages 3 to 11, to be picked up on Tuesday, only to then pick up 20 more bags of gifts yesterday.  

Just one of the total 30 bags of gifts to be generously wrapped by the United Stationers.
The United Stationers are extremely prolific gift wrappers, as they also gave their time to wrap gifts for 35 children’s birthdays just last month. The employees make the gift wrapping fun by engaging in a friendly competition between the different departments of the company. With each bag of gifts containing 4-8 new toys and 5-7 new books, the competition can get tough! So, not only do the United Stationers of Carol Stream get to help children in need, but they get to have fun at work as well. When all of the gifts in the bags are wrapped, children also receive stuffed animals, school supplies, several smaller gifts, and a Party in a Bag, which includes all the things that are needed to throw a birthday party, such as cake mix and frosting, party decorations, and party favors. With all of this together, the children get a 20 pound box on their birthdays.  For all of their hard work, we would like to thank the United Stationers and Dora McLin for coordinating the service project. If you would like to follow the lead of the United Stationers and volunteer for us, please contact us at (630) 221-8340 or email us at

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