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Santa’s helper: Trumbull teen’s free wrapping is her gift to the community

Sarah Wojtaszec says she put a flyer online offering free gift wrapping for anyone who needs it.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2020, 6:28 PM

Updated 1,267 days ago

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A Trumbull teen is playing Santa's helper this holiday season, something she calls her gift to the community.
Christmas is Sarah Wojtaszek's favorite holiday. “I just really like the family portion of it,” she says.
Wojtaszek says she put a flyer online offering free gift wrapping for anyone who needs it.  
"I really just wanted to help people out," Wojtaszek said. "I wanted to give back to the community."
In light of the pandemic, Wojtaszek felt some people might not have time to do it themselves or might not have a moment alone away from the kids.
"People have just been very grateful for it,” Wojtaszek said. "They’ve asked to pay me, and I've obviously declined and said donate it to somewhere else."
People drop off their gifts, preferably with wrapping paper at her front door, and then she has them done in a day or two.
“Wrapping is one of the really good things about Christmas,” Wojtaszek said. "Just gives me a little extra joy in the holidays."
Wojtaszek has wrapped 32 presents so far and plans to continue offering up her skills to anyone who needs them until the holiday.
“It just makes me feel really good to see their smiling faces when they come to the door and pick their presents up,” said Wojtaszek.
You can contact Sarah Wojtaszek at (203) 215-8167.


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