Monday, November 28, 2016

Houston TX: 11/27-12/10 Event - Volunteers requested to help with gift-wrapping - HPPL fundraiser at Barnes & Noble River Oaks - choose from many shifts

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From: Jeannice Cain <>
Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 7:39 AM
Subject: HPPL fundraiser at Barnes & Noble River Oaks dates for gift-wrapping
To: Eileen Akerson <>
Contact Eileen if you are interested in helping! 

From: Eileen Akerson
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:45 AM
Subject: Barnes & Noble River Oaks dates for gift-wrapping

Hello Folks,

Can you believe it how quickly this year has flown by?!  It is that time of the year again when Santa's little helper (HPPL!) wraps books at Barnes & Noble.  This year we have secured all day shifts on November 27th and December 10th  at Barnes & Noble Booksellers located at 2030 West Gray in Houston TX 77019.

Please see attached schedule and details and let me know if you would like to participate or know of someone who might as well.  (I have also included details below in body of this email).  Please forward to anyone you think might be interested including students in need of community service hours...

If you are interested please let me know your availability and preferred shifts. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful  Thanksgiving!

Eileen G. Akerson
281-658-6592 - Cell

Holiday Gift Wrap Shift  Volunteers - 2016

Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) is need of volunteers for our annual gift wrap for Barnes & Noble, Inc. on the following dates and times at Barnes & Noble Booksellers located at 2030 West Gray in Houston TX 77019.  The store's phone number is 713-522-8571

HPPL Contact:  Eileen Akerson,, 281-658-6592

Time: Start/Stop
Phone number
November 27th, 1st Shift:
Time: 9:45-1:45

November 27th, 2nd Shift:
Time: 1:45-4:45

November 27th, 3rd Shift:
Time: 4:45-8:00

December 10th, 1st Shift:
Time:  10:00-1:00

December 10th, 2nd Shift
Time: 1:00-4:00

December 10th,  3rd Shift

December 10th,  4th Shift
Time: 7:00-10:00


  • Gift-wrappers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled gift-wrap time.
  • There will be a minimum of two gift-wrappers present at all times.
  • In the event that minors are wrapping gifts, at least one adult will be present at all times.
  • The store staff will direct customers to the gift-wrap area.  No solicitation is allowed, which includes signage that has not been approved by Barnes & Noble.
  • The gift-wrapping area will be kept clean at all times.
  • Gift-wrappers will check to make sure that the customer has a receipt for all items that are to be wrapped.
  • Only items purchased at Barnes & Noble are eligible to be gift- wrapped.
  • Gift-wrappers must dress appropriately. T-shirts, polo shirts, aprons, etc. that identify your organization are encouraged as they increase visibility and customer awareness.
  • Gift-wrappers will bring a container to collect donations that will be removed at the end of the wrapping shift.  (Barnes & Noble is not responsible for any funds that have been left behind by the organization.)
  • Gift-wrappers may distribute flyers or brochures about your organization at the table during the wrapping shift.  They may not approach customers anywhere else in the store.
  • Gift-wrappers may not charge for wrapping.  Any payment for services is in the form of donations only.
  • Barnes & Noble will provide tables, chairs and an area for the organization to gift-wrap.
  • Barnes & Noble will provide all of the supplies needed for gift-wrapping including paper, scissors, tape and gift enclosure cards. 
  • Barnes & Noble will provide the organization with a sign for the table as well as a large sign advertising the gift-wrapping services.  No other signage is allowed.