Volunteers wrap gifts as part of Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The to-do lists seem to get longer as Christmas approaches, but the Salvation Army in Grand Island can check one of those chores off your list.

Salvation Army volunteers wrapped shopper's gifts Sunday afternoon at the Conestoga Mall as part of the Red Kettle Campaign. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

Volunteers wrapped up people's gifts at the Conestoga Mall Sunday afternoon. Shoppers could bring presents they bought at the stores, and have them wrap it, free of charge.

While they were there, people could also donate to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

A family of five volunteered for the gift wrapping Sunday. The Kratzers recently moved to Grand Island from Montana. They use to volunteer at the Salvation Army in town, and wanted to continue helping people in need this season.

"During the holiday season, most of us are fortunate enough to have a place to go home, get presents, have food and stuff, and then there are some that are not," said Chance Kratzer, one of the volunteers. "I think it's really important to help the other people out."

This is the 129th annual Red Kettle Campaign. It kicked off in Grand Island on November 19. They hope to raise $98,000 this year.

The times and dates of the gift wrapping will vary. You can keep up to date on them on Facebook. If you're interested in volunteering, you can call 308-382-4855.

You can also volunteer for bell ringing at a location near you.

The Red Kettle Campaign runs through December 24.