[Community-service] Helping out during the holidays

Bre B jesusfreak262 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 04:24:03 CDT 2011


On 4/23/2011 5:19 PM, Julie McGinnity wrote:
> Hi Bre.
>
> I'm terrible at rapping things.  I cannot cut straight.  It is a
> little easier if I use a table or something to cut along so that I can
> put the scisors against it and stick to a straight line.  I also have
> trouble figuring out how much paper is needed.  This can often be a 2
> person job.  It's hard to measure sometimes, especially if the gift is
> rather large.  It may work next time if you want to partner with
> someone.  That way, you can learn how it's done by doing it with
> someone else.  That's how I had to learn.  Rapping things is so hands
> on.  I know sighted people who don't do it properly.  :)
>
> On 4/23/11, bookwormahb at earthlink.net<bookwormahb at earthlink.net>  wrote:
>> I have trouble wrapping too because I can't cut straight or know how much
>> paper to wrap. Instead of wrapping, I donate toys or just give a monetary
>> donation.
>> Ashley
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bre B
>> Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:45 AM
>> To: Community service
>> Subject: [Community-service] Helping out during the holidays
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> During Christmas time I do a lot of work with Operation Christmas Child
>> and the Angel tree.  We spend tons of time packing boxes and wrapping. I
>> do a great deal of the wrapping, and I get plenty of compliments on my
>> style. However, I can not cut the paper. Does anyone have any good
>> techniques for cutting wrapping paper as a blind person. Noone has ever
>> had a problem with cutting the paper for me, but I would love  to be
>> able to do it independently. Then, those people could do other things.
>>
>> thanks
>> Bre
>>
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>
I have been very successful with working with a partner. I have figured 
a nice system for figuring  out what size paper I need. Now it was just 
a matter of cutting it. I will have to try the table thing this year.

Bre




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