MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

December 18, 2012

Kids’ Space offers package deal

Child abuse support center wraps gifts to raise funds

— If good gift-wrapping skills don’t run in your family tree, a Muskogee child advocacy center may be the answer to your problems. For a small fee, Kids’ Space will do the hard work for you.

The gift-wrapping idea is a way to help Muskogee-area residents save time as well as give to a good cause, Executive Director Hilary McQueen said.

Kids’ Space provides services to child victims of abuse and their non-offending families.

“The money goes to things like therapy, parent education, mental health, examinations, things like that,” McQueen said. “We just figured it could help out. Even if we make $500, it would help.”

McQueen and Lindsey Groom, the family/victim advocate at the center, wrapped gifts Monday at the center. Because the center is near Arrowhead Mall and downtown, McQueen and Groom hope to see a big turnout during the final two gift-wrapping days.

“If you work downtown, you can just come by and drop the gifts off and then come pick them up,” Groom said. “People love to give and help this time of year, so it just makes sense to do something like this.”

McQueen said having someone else wrap gifts is a good way to keep gifts away from snooping children.

“I have kids, and I have to do my wrapping at midnight so my kids don’t see them,” she said. “So this is a way around that for parents.”

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or dgoforth@muskogeephoenix.com.

FYI

Kids’ Space, Muskogee’s child advocacy center, is wrapping gifts today and Wednesday to raise money. Employees will wrap gifts at the center, 400 Court St. Gifts can be left for wrapping, but they must be picked up before 4 p.m. Thursday. Wrapping costs $3 for a small box and $5 for a large box. Any number of gifts will be accepted for wrapping.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks