Cheyenne Day of Giving Drive-Thru Event Results
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Day of Giving Drive-Thru Event on Friday, September 25, at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park, provided an opportunity for the community to come together and provide help for thousands of area residents struggling for life’s necessities or dealing with medical issues. The Day of Giving Board sends a big thank-you to all who helped make it a wonderful day!
We had the blessing of beautiful, sunny weather and donors who came out throughout the day to drop off everything from food and personal care items to medical supplies and equipment, craft items, and used eyeglasses and cell phones. Many stopped to go inside and give blood at the Vitalant blood drive or came out specifically to make financial donations to our efforts. Forty-eight volunteers helped run the event and were very encouraged to see the generous outpouring of help from Cheyenne area residents. All items donated are now with area agencies who are grateful for the community’s help and already providing these much-needed items to their clients.
It’s easy to see from the results below what a powerful difference we can make when we come together as a group. Look at the over-21,000 pounds of food, personal care, and craft items; the 900+ pairs of eyeglasses, the $15,296 in cash donations . . . and it’s easy to see the potential we have when we remember the Helen Keller quote which is the Day of Giving motto: “Together we can do so much.”
Thanks to all who were part of the Day of Giving Drive-Thru!
Go to www.cheyennedayofgiving.org or find us on Facebook @ Cheyenne Day of Giving.
DAY OF GIVING 2020 DRIVE-THRU RESULTS (as of September 30, 2020)
Businesses & community groups helping 59
Congregations helping 70
Non-perishable food and personal care items 21,154 pounds
Leftover prescription medications 306 pounds
Medical supplies 280 pounds
Blood product donated at Day of Giving 22
Durable medical equipment 380 pieces
Used eyeglasses 986 pairs
Used hearing aids 31
Used cell phones 160
Hearing aid batteries 97 dozen
Cash donations $15,296
Volunteers/hours served to run event 48/267
In-kind donations Invaluable!
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