PITTSBURG — Once gift shopping is over it is time for the gift wrapping.
People who dread wrapping presents — or simply may not have time — are in luck because Mother to Mother Ministry is offering present wrapping for this holiday season as part of its end of year fundraiser.
Beginning Dec. 19 and running through Dec. 24, people can bring their gifts to Meadowbrook Mall to have their gifts wrapped.
New this year, the ministry will take appointments to wrap gifts at homes beginning on Nov. 26 until Dec. 19. For people living within the City limits of Pittsburg or Frontenac, there will be a service fee of $5 in addition to their donation. People living outside of the two cities will have a service fee ranging from $6 to $10 depending on the distance. To arrange for this service or for any additional questions, people can call the ministry at 620-605-2565.
Mother to Mother Ministry assists women and their children by providing mentoring and support. The ministry provides group sessions on the third Tuesday of each month, which often include a meal and a guest speaker or activity. Childcare is available at the meetings.
“Our main focus is to assist women, families that have minor children that need a little more mentoring and support,” Ministry Member Cheryl Mayo said.
Fundraisers such as the gift wrapping assist in paying for meals, educational programming and special events, including the Christmas party where the ministry gives gifts to the mothers and their children.

Gift wrapping times and dates
Gift wrapping will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Dec. 24 There will be assorted boxes and paper to choose from. Free will donations are accepted.
Gift wrapping will be available from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Last minute shoppers may have their gifts wrapped from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.
There will be a raffle at the end of the last shift on Dec. 24.
Volunteers are welcomed and may call the ministry at 620-605-2565.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.