Saturday, December 1, 2012

Reducing stress for shoppers, raising funds for birds

Conservation Group Brings Holiday Gift Wrapping to REI in Redmond Town Center
KIRKLAND — Busy shoppers can give a gift to conservation and conserve some time for themselves this season, when Eastside Audubon brings its Holiday Gift Wrap service to REI at Redmond Town Center.

Volunteers from Eastside Audubon will be on hand during the busiest days before Christmas to turn items purchased at REI into cheerily wrapped presents ready to take home and put under the tree.

Donations raised by the gift wrapping service will help support Eastside Audubon’s programs in wildlife conservation and youth education. Those programs include habitat restoration on the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park and classroom presentations about birds and bird behavior for school age children, two examples of year-round Eastside Audubon activities that REI helps make possible through its community outreach efforts.

The Holiday Gift Wrap desk at REI in Redmond Town Center will be open on December 15 and 16 and from December 19 through 24, from noon to 8 p.m. (Ending times may vary on some days to fit store closing times.) Suggested donations will range from $3 to $9 depending on package size.

About Eastside Audubon

Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter active in Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, North Bend, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, and unincorporated East King County.
Eastside Audubon works to protect, preserve, and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. We welcome new and experienced birders on our birding walks and field trips and in our birding classes. Visit

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