Donations needed for annual Holiday Exchange Market |

Donations needed for annual Holiday Exchange Market

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County United Way is currently collecting toys, warm winter clothes and grocery cards for its Holiday Exchange Market, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 15.

The event ensures all area families can enjoy quality holiday gifts and meals no matter what their financial means. Last year, the market served more than 212 local families at a critical time of year.

Mitten boards are located throughout Routt County, and wish list items are marked on the mittens. Those who would like to participate should pick up a mitten, shop for the item and drop it off at the mitten board location or the United Way office, 443 Oak St., in downtown Steamboat Springs by Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Mitten boards can be found at Heart of Steamboat Methodist Church, Holy Name Catholic Church, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School, Alpine Bank, Yampa Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, Mountain Valley Bank, Vectra Bank, Bank of the West, Bank of the San Juans, Colorado Group Realty, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center cafeteria, Routt County United Way office, Northwest Colorado Health, Select Super in Oak Creek, Oak Creek Post Office, South Routt Elementary School in Yampa, Clark Store, Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary in Hayden and Hayden Mercantile.

People also can visit to view the Amazon Smile List for online ordering. Routt County United Way is encouraging people to donate at least one $25 grocery card and a new winter clothing item or new toy.

Volunteers are also needed for the market. To sign up for a shift, visit

Call 970-879-5605 or email for more information.

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