Readers Say Thanks
The second annual River Center School Supply Drive was a success. Not only did more than 300 children receive school supplies, but seeing the community coming together to make this event happen was something to see.To the volunteers, you watched in awe as families and children lined up 45 minutes before the event – the line stretching out to the street – thank you for staying. To the teachers from the New Castle and Silt schools who gave assistance, handed out hugs and helped register children for the Totes for Hope food program, thank you. To Delores and the newly formed Latino Outreach Team, we literally couldn’t have done this event without you. To our team leaders Sarah, Lee and Judy, you give tirelessly. We couldn’t replace you. To our school leader who made it happen, Deb, thank you. To Larry, who has joined every team at River Center and I can count on to show up at all volunteer work days, thank you. To the many people who handed me $5 and apologized because it was all they could give, thank you. To the volunteers who placed bags on 2,300 doors, thank you. To the Texas group who picked up the bags alongside River Center volunteers, thank you. To the Puppeteers from Grace Church in Parachute, wow. To individuals in the New Castle and Silt community, because of you, children won’t have to walk into their school on the first day empty handed. You not only helped New Castle and Silt children, but children from Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle found their way to New Castle.To the businesses who get asked every day to give back, you know we couldn’t do these events without you. These businesses not only gave financially but many of their employees contribute volunteer hours to make our events a success. Please remember these businesses: Alpine Bank, Pepsi, Dalby Wendland & Co., Mr. T’s Hardware & Building Supply, Crystal Property Management & Sales Co., Networks Interior Designs & Flooring Liquidators, City Market, Schmueser Gordon Meyer and the Garden School.Terri Knob, River Center VolunteerNew Castle
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