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December 6, 2012

Habitat for Humanity to offer gift wrapping

NORMAN — Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity has announced plans for a large gift-wrapping project at Sooner Mall to help raise funds to build more houses.

Gift wrapping will be available beginning Sunday until Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the soft-seated area in front of Christopher and Banks at the mall, according to Jennifer Houchins, executive director for Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity.

There is a large need for volunteers, boxes and wrapping paper for the project, according to Houchins.

The goal of the project is to raise $10,000 to build the next house for the foundation. This is by-far, the largest fundraiser of the year for the foundation, according to Houchins.

“Here at Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity, we are striving to eliminate substandard housing and help families that may otherwise not qualify for traditional home loans, to become homeowners,” said Houchins. “Through our qualification process, families partner with us by committing to sweat equity hours, and in the end they have a zero percent interest mortgage."

To volunteer or donate supplies, call Tambra at 360-7868.

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