Canyon Cares is happy to announce that our community Holiday Helpers have risen to the occasion! With the help of your donations, we were able to provide gift cards to approximately 67 households in the Coal Creek Canyon area.
On the cold and blustery morning of Saturday, November 14th, Canyon Cares board members donned their masks and gathered at a safe distance to distribute gift bags for the Holiday Gift Card Program. Bundled up as if for a trip to Antarctica, new board member Chuck Berginc stoically stood in the parking lot greeting the arrivals and handing their gift bags through the car window. The bags included a few “Stay Safe & Warm” themed goodies along with a King Soopers gift card. Other board members present were Cindy Goodrich, Susan Simone, Linds Roberts, Karen Siefert, Dawn Williams and “master organizer” of the event, Nancy von Schulz. Thanks go to Coal Creek Canyon resident Antoinette Jackson, who provided 25 beautifully crafted handmade masks to be handed out at the event. The amount of the gift card was dependent on the number of folks in the household, with the hope that it would provide a nice meal or needed groceries at the start of the holiday season.
Unfortunately, food and basic household supplies are an expense that many are struggling with right now. In our effort to provide valuable resource information, below is a list of food pantries in the area.