Destiny USA will host the Wrapsody gift wrapping program starting on Friday, December 4 through Thursday, December 24, 2015 to raise money for the not-for-profit agencies Hope for the Bereaved, the National Council of Negro Women and Clear Path for Veterans. The hours of operation will be from open-close until Christmas Eve. Hundreds of volunteers participate each holiday season to have gifts wrapped, raise awareness and benefit local charities.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the Holiday activities transpiring at Destiny USA this year,” Pat Kriesel, office administrator, Hope for the Bereaved, stated. “It is so much fun to see all of the excitement and to help raise awareness for some great causes.”
Wrapsody volunteers will wrap gifts for a fee ranging from $1-$14, depending on package size, with 4-6 people at each station wrapping gifts. Wrapsody locations include:
- 1st Level across from Forever 21 (Hope for Bereaved)
- 1st Level in the Expansion across from Lenox (National Council of Negro Women)
- 2nd Level between Pandora and The Children’s Place (Clear Path for Veterans)
Wrappers sign up for a three to four hour shifts with the support and supervision provided by agency staff throughout the day.
“We are fortunate to have Wrapsody be a part of Destiny USA’s holiday season not only to provide gift wrapping services to our guests, but to have local volunteers support and raise money for very worthy organizations. ” Rob Schoeneck, General Manager of Destiny USA, stated.
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Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment. New brands are continuing to open to create a unique and dynamic consumer shopping experience. A stunning three-story glass atrium provides perfect weather year round. Oxford Economics has projected an annual visitation rate of over 25 million visitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Destiny USA is expected to be the second most visited shopping center in the country, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. It is the largest LEED® Gold certified retail commercial building in the world.