Steamboat briefs: Coat drive Saturday at Natural Grocers
Colorado Group Realty and Young Professionals Network will collect lightly worn coats in a coat drive Saturday benefitting LiftUp of Routt County. Volunteers will be in front of Natural Grocers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donated coats will be distributed to those in need in Routt County during LiftUp’s upcoming coat distribution.
This year’s Coat Drive goal is to receive 500 lightly worn coats. There is a high demand for children’s coats in all 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.”
Coats will be distributed at LiftUp from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 to 18 and 20 to 21 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.
WZ Giving Circle grants over $17K at fall meeting
The WZ Giving Circle for its fall gathering. Collectively, 18 couples donated $17,430 and granted those funds to six organizations on behalf of a number of individuals and families in need.
Receiving organizations were Northwest Colorado Health, Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association, Routt County United Way, Horizons, Integrated Community and the Yampa Valley Autism Program.
The WZ Giving Circle meets two times per year in the spring and in the fall to learn about the current needs in the community and make collective decisions about the most impactful place to grant their pooled funds. The program is sponsored by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Visit yvcf.org/wz-giving-circle for more information.
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