I admit, I don’t think I’ve ever done any shopping in Yaletown aside from the new Dollar Store I discovered but if you’re out and about downtown and need some of your Christmas gifts done up in pretty little bows, keep this destination in mind.
For six glittering days from noon â€˜til six pm, volunteer elves â€“ direct from the North Pole â€“ will be at the Yaletown BIA office to wrap up your holiday presents by donation. All monies raised will be donated to the Empty Stocking Fund and Yaletown House, right here in the neighbourhood. [YaletownBIA]
Where: Corner of Hamilton and Drake [Google Map]
When: December 20-22, 2007 from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm
More Info: Visit the Yaletown Business Improvement Association website.
Update: Here’s another program on Robson Street with all proceeds going directly to A Loving Spoonful.
Where: Milestones on Robson Street
When: December 17 to 21 â€“ 5pm to 9pm, December 22 to 23 â€“ 12pm to 9pm, December 24 â€“ 12pm to 4pm
While attempting to locate other by-donation gift wrap centres downtown I came across VancouverPlus.ca’s “Green Christmas Guide“. It offers up “Green Gifts” that you can purchase at various stores and also supplies some useful tips that would nicely compliment Keira’s pointers.
For more information and tips on having a “Green Christmas” visit VancouverPlus.ca.