Day of Giving Youth event May 13 and 16 – Annual Day of Giving May 14 | News
Cheyenne residents always compete for the day of giving.
The Day of Giving Board announced that this year’s event will again follow the usual pattern of Friday 2nd May, with the youth event the day before at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park. Both events will be ridden through and the volunteers will follow health guidelines, wear masks and practice social distancing.
The day of the youth event takes place on Thursday, May 13th, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. The youth will run the event, do all the work that adults do the next day, and follow the same health guidelines. You will greet donors, unload donated food, personal care products, and craft items. The youngsters bring the donations into the house, sort them according to the wish lists of the 10 regional agencies that receive them, and pack them up so that they are ready for delivery the next morning.
The children at Cheyenne help their peers struggling over necessities such as groceries, detergent, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
The 16th Anniversary of Giving will take place on Friday, May 14th, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Kiwanis Community House (KCH). This is a time for local residents to load donations into the back seat or trunk of their car, drive up to the KCH by the roadside, have the donation unloaded by a masked volunteer, and head off. The only donors who have to park and go to the KCH are blood donors who take part in the Vitalant blood donation on site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on this day.
Volunteers pack and load donations to be delivered to local authorities that day. The agencies leave the boxes over the weekend and then work to get these urgently needed items to customers in need.
Day of Giving is soliciting donations of non-perishable food, personal care products, craft items, prescription drug scraps, medical devices and consumables, used glasses, hearing aids, and cell phones.
Volunteers will also receive information on how to register as a potential bone marrow or organ / eye tissue donor. In addition, Day of Giving welcomes financial donations for its year-round efforts to support agencies helping customers in great need by making purchases to meet those needs.
As with any previous day of giving, we will focus on making a difference for thousands of our neighbors in need. For more information, please visit www.cheyennedayofgiving.org or on Facebook @ Cheyenne Day of Giving.
Day of Giving supports Be the Match – registers potential bone marrow donors, the Comea House of the Boys & Girls Club, the Donor Alliance – registers potential organ / eye / tissue donors, Family Promise, the Frontier Lions Club – collects used glasses, hearing aids and cells Phones with chargers, Good Health Will – collects permanent medical equipment and supplies at the event, in Magic City, the Needs Safehouse, St. Joseph’s Pantry, the Salvation Army, the Unaccompanied Student Initiative, and the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
Vitalant will be making a blood donation at the Kiwanis Community House. Stop by or call 638-3326 to make an appointment. The Wyoming medication The fundraising program collects prescription drugs at the event.
Drop-off points for donors who are unable to attend include Avenues Physical Therapy – 611 West 18th Street, the B&B device – 714 Central Avenue, the Federal Credit Union for Initial Education – 120 West Carlson, the Laramie County Chiropractic – 611 East Carlson, Paramount Cafe – 1607 Capitol Avenue, Pinnacle Bank, 3518 Dell Range Blvd. and 1501 South Greeley Highway, REMAX Capitol Properties – 4000 Central Avenue and Whispering Chase – 4350 East Lincolnway.
* Donations of prescription medicine donations must be received at the Kiwanis Community House between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on May 14th.