Burglar’s stall Glenwood tattoo shop’s fundraising efforts for now
An attempt to tattoo the way to charity was cut short by a burglary last month.Paul Roberts said his Tattmandu Tattoo business raised about $500 he was going to give to YouthZone. Tattmandu advertised $20 tattoos – real or fake – throughout October.”It was a lot of fun,” he said. “We were just going to give (the money) to them so they could use it for whatever they needed.”All the proceeds were to go to YouthZone and Halloween themes were encouraged. Roberts hoped to donate to the organization for troubled youth in honor of his deceased mother, Hope Addie.”My mom – she was really into YouthZone,” Roberts said. “She was really into helping kids.”Addie lived in Glenwood and fostered and adopted kids.”She just really really enjoyed helping out kids,” Roberts said.But that fundraising effort was killed by a burglary in October. Criminals messed up the store and took about $1,000 cash, Roberts said. He was angry, but knows the police can’t be everywhere at the same time.”The next morning I came in and the place was trashed,” he said.”It killed that one,” Roberts said. “I’m going to keep going. I’m not going to let them get the best of us.”He plans to launch another fundraiser for YouthZone, despite the October burglary.”I still want to do something for YouthZone but I don’t know what, yet,” Roberts said. “I’m looking for another fun idea that will also raise money.”Contact Pete Fowler: email@example.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO
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