Cheyenne Day of Giving Drive-Thru Event
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Since Mother Nature put the kibosh on the 15th Annual Day of Giving in May, the Day of Giving Board has been working to help area agencies meet client needs. The Virtual Day of Giving in June brought us $16,000 to use in making purchases that added an extra layer of help to area agencies who work so hard to help our neighbors in great need.
On September 25, Day of Giving is holding a Drive-Thru Event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park. This is a time for area residents to load donations in the back seat or trunk of their cars, pull up curbside at the KCH, have the donation unloaded by a gloved and masked volunteer, and be on their way.
The Day of Giving Board has consulted the Laramie County Health Department for advice on current guidelines. Volunteers will wear masks and gloves and practice social distancing. The event will be almost entirely outside; the only visitors who will go inside the Community House will be masked blood donors going to the Vitalant blood drive being held there, with appointments from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers will box and load donations to be delivered that day to area agencies; the agencies will let the boxes sit over the weekend, then work on getting these much-needed items to clients in need.
Day of Giving is asking for donations of nonperishable food, personal care items, craft items, leftover prescription medications, medical equipment and medical supplies, and used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. Volunteers will also have information available about how to register as a prospective bone marrow or organ/eye tissue donor.
As with each previous Day of Giving event, we will be focusing on making a difference for thousands of our neighbors in need!
www.cheyennedayofgiving.org or find us on Facebook @ Cheyenne Day of Giving
Agencies Day of Giving supports:
Be the Match – registers prospective bone marrow donors
Boys & Girls Club
Donor Alliance – registers potential organ/eye/tissue donors
Frontier Lions Club – collects used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones with chargers
Good Health Will – collects durable medical equipment and medical supplies at the event
Home Away From Home
St. Joseph’s Food Pantry
Unaccompanied Students Initiative
Vitalant – will hold a blood drive inside the Kiwanis Community House; drop in or call 638-3326 for an appointment
Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
Wyoming Medication Donation Program – collects leftover prescription medication at the event
Day of Giving drop-off points for donors who cannot come out to the event
B & B Appliance – 714 Central Avenue
First Education Federal Credit Union – 120 West Carlson Street
Laramie County Chiropractic – 611 East Carlson, #101
RE/MAX Capitol Properties – 4000 Central Avenue, Suite 1
*Donations of leftover prescription medications cannot be dropped off at these locations. They must be brought to the Kiwanis Community House between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 25.
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