Barnes & Noble offers a great community service opportunity for non-profit organizations. Prior to holidays or special occasions charities can sign up to man the gift wrapping table at a Barnes & Noble store. Gift wrapping for customers is free, but customers may leave a donation if they so desire. It is a great way for charities to make some money while saving people the tedious chore of wrapping gifts.
Companion Critters wrapped books at the Barnes & Noble store in Clark, NJ from 9 am - 3 pm on Father's Day 2009. Foster dog Pumpkin came along to help. Pumpkins' schmoozing abilities apparently far outweighed our gift wrapping abilities as Pumpkin earned more in the donation jar for giving out kisses than we did for wrapping! Thank you Pumpkin, thank you Barnes & Noble customers and thank you Barnes & Noble for helping us raise $163.17!