Colorado Group Realty, Young Professionals host coat drive
On Saturday, Oct. 8, Colorado Group Realty and Young Professionals Network will be collecting lightly worn coats in a coat drive for LiftUp of Routt County. Volunteers will be in front of Natural Grocers from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The coats donated will be distributed to those in need in Routt County during LiftUp of Routt County’s upcoming coat distribution.
The goal of this year’s Coat Drive is to receive 500 lightly worn coats. There is a high demand for children’s coats in all shapes and sizes. In addition, donations of winter hats, gloves and snow pants will be accepted. Company branded apparel cannot be accepted, nor can torn items, rips, stains or dysfunctional zippers. Donors can also donate cash or checks to LiftUp at the event.
“The Coat Drive is exactly the type of event the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation seeks to lead,” said Steve Goldman, CEO of Colorado Group Realty, in a news release. “Helping those less fortunate in the community is something we strive to do every day. We’re excited to partner with YPN and LiftUp again on this wonderful event.”
LiftUp of Routt County provides charitable assistance to meet basic human needs while promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency. LiftUp aims to serve its clients in a nonjudgmental atmosphere and demonstrate compassionate care, respecting the dignity of every person.
“Last year, a family of two-hard working parents and two growing boys were in need of warm jackets. We were privileged to be able to provide warm winter jackets for the entire family, thanks to the generous support of the community during this coat drive,” said Lynn Nyen, community support manager, in the news release.
Coats will be distributed at LiftUp from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 through 18 and Oct. 20 through 21 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
Special thanks to Freshies and Steamboat Coffee and Tea for providing goodies and warm beverages during the coat drive.
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