Wrapping Party

2020 GIFT WRAPPING EVENT CANNCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

Given the concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel THIS YEARS Gift Wrapping Party.
This was a tough call to make because this event is such an important part of our community and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate the Holiday Season with all of you. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have.
Right now, we need to focus our attention on making sure these children are able to open up gifts on Christmas morning. We remain committed to helping children inside the boundaries of School District 303 and are needing people to shop for Christmas gifts for these kids, now more than ever.

In 2015, we started having wrapping parties. The entire community is invited to come together to wrap the donated gifts and to celebrate the magic of Christmas. With help from several local community sponsors, there is plenty of FREE food, FREE drinks, and music for the entire family. We even have a face painter and a visit from Santa. This is a FREE event open to everyone and is a great opportunity to show kids about the importance of giving back. In 2019 more than 800 people came together to wrap those gifts…almost 4000 of them! Talk about the season of giving!

 

Why our wrapping party is so special…

Wrapping Party Wrappers

Friends, families, coworkers, neighbors, businesses and teammates all can sign up together to join in the fun.

You never know who you might see at the wrapping party! We are so lucky to always have St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina there! He’s a huge supporter of our organization.

Wrapping Party Event Volunteers

Last year we had over 100 amazing volunteers help to make the wrapping party such a success.  A HUGE thank you for being such a big part of our night!  We appreciate you!

Christmas Music DJ

All night long we jam to Christmas music. From Frank Sinatra to Maria Carey, you’ll hear it all!  Don’t be surprised if you see people dancing!

Christmas Music DJ

All night long we jam to Christmas music. From Frank Sinatra to Maria Carey, you’ll hear it all!  Don’t be surprised if you see people dancing!

Santa?

Yes, that’s Santa!  He stops by to see what you want and to thank everyone for giving back to those in need.  Have your picture taken too!

Did someone say food?

We are so very fortunate to get such a large selection of food and desserts!  I personally had to try everything that came in. I gained my holiday weight all in one night!

Community Help

We are so thankful to our local firemen and city officials who come out to wrap, then to help load all the wrapped gifts to take to the schools.  They even help to unload them. I know the school social workers and staff really appreciate it and so do we!

Community Coming Together

Over 60 local businesses helped out in 2019 as a sponsor for the wrapping party or a sponsor for buying gifts for the children.  Thank you all for helping to make this happen!

Community Coming Together

Over 60 local businesses helped out in 2019 as a sponsor for the wrapping party or a sponsor for buying gifts for the children.  Thank you all for helping to make this happen!

Face Painting by Midwest Fun Factory

Everyone wants to be next in line to get their faces painted!

Last, but not least…

No gift wrapping party would be complete without the Big Hearts of Fox Valley mascot, Freddy!

Due to concerns with Covid-19, we will NOT be having our Annual Christmas Gift Wrapping Party in 2020.