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Wrap up Homelessness: Oklahoma artists design wrapping paper to help the homeless

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you’re wanting to help those in need this holiday season, a program that is helping people who are transitioning out of homelessness is gearing up for Christmas.

Popular local artists like Jack Fowler, Edgardo George and Wayne Coyne have designed wrapping paper this Christmas to help the Homeless Alliance. Individuals selling wrapping paper are part of the Homeless Alliance’s program called The Curbside Chronicle, a magazine that provides employment opportunities for those who are homeless.

The wrapping paper ranges from traditional designs to funky holiday themes. Each package includes five 24″ x 36″ sheets of wrapping paper and is sold for $12 at retail locations or $10 from Curbside Chronicle vendors. You can also buy them online.

Wrapping paper designed by local artists

Wayne Coyne’s wrapping paper will be sold in a separate package and will include three sheets.

“The wrapping paper is a great way to make your gifts extra special this year,” said Ranya O’Connor, director of The Curbside Chronicle. “It features unique, local art and directly supports people who are working their way out of homelessness. You’ll not only be giving a gift to your friend or family member, but you’ll be giving the gift of empowerment to someone in Oklahoma City who is working to make their situation better.”

Individuals selling the wrapping paper wear green Curbside Chronicle vests and sell at events, on sidewalks, public spaces and at intersections throughout Oklahoma City. All proceeds from packages purchased from individuals will go directly to that individual who is working their way out of homelessness.