Put a nice big bright red bow on that and I’ll take it home. Let a United Way celebrity help you with that.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON December 11, 2012  The United Way keeps coming up with ways to raise the $7.1 million they need to meet the needs of those who can’t get by on what they earn.  For some it is that simple – they can’t afford to live.

While the poor struggle or those experiencing a difficult time struggle most of the rest of us are out there spending; buying Christmas gifts and getting ready for that time of year merchants depend on to meet their revenue targets.

Many of us will be at the Burlington Mall this weekend buying something for someone else.  We might be getting a special gift for someone we seldom see and would like to make it just that much nicer.  Wrapping up a gift real fancy takes time – so get someone else to do it for you.

On Thursday, the 13th, local celebrities will be at the Burlington Mall wrapping gifts for you.  They smile at you, you smile back at them.  You might even ask for an autograph if you’re so inclined.

When the gift is wrapped someone will ask you for some money, you give it to them it goes to the United Way and they give it to someone else.

Pretty simple business model.

So there you are – you can be part of a process that distributes the wealth and at the same time give a gift that will make someone happy.

At the Burlington Mall on Thursday the 13th of December from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – not all at the same time, but certainly during the day the following “celebrities” will be on hand to wrap your gift.

Burlington Mall

• Local media celebrities confirmed to date:

o Connie Smith, Always Good News

o Melissa Forsyth, KX 94.7 fm

o Sunni Genesco, K-Lite fm

o Lesley Stewart, CH Morning Live

o Hamilton Tiger-Cat Player(s)

o Annette Hamm, CH Morning Live

o Nicola Jones, CH Morning Live

o Nick Dixon, CHC News

o Shawn Cowan, CHCH News

o Linda Rourke, Cable 14

o Kate Lane, Cable 14

o Diana Matheson, Olympic Bronze Medalist

Thursday the 13th of December from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – keep it in mind.


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