Spread the Holiday Cheer by Volunteering at Expanding Lives’ Gift Wrapping Event


Student volunteering at gift wrapping event from previous years.

By Alicia Malek, Academics Editor

It’s the holiday season! Give back with Expanding Lives at their annual gift wrapping event at the Lincolnwood Mall located at 3333 Touhy Ave.

Expanding Lives is a non-profit organization founded by Niles West French teacher Leslie Natzke that supports girls in West Africa and provides volunteering opportunities for students. At the event, volunteers will help wrap gifts for shoppers and collect donations at the center of the mall, outside of Old Navy. The organization will also be taking donations, which will be used to fund the girls’ education.

Volunteer slots are available from Friday, Dec. 17 to Dec. 24.

If you would like to volunteer, sign up is required and can be found on thisĀ spreadsheet. Any questions or concerns can be sent to Expanding Lives at [email protected]