”Day Of Giving” Organizers Say 2023 Event Was A Success
Organizers of the Cheyenne Day of Giving say that despite less than ideal weather conditions for the event on Friday, record-setting amounts of donations were received in several categories.
Event founder Greta Morrow gave Townsquare Media the following statement:
""Despite the rainy, windy days, our 10th Annual Youth Event on May 11and 18th Annual Cheyenne Day of Giving on May 12 received robust support from generous donors and in several categories, set all-time-high records. The Day of Giving Board is responsible for organizing the events each year, but it is area donors who allow us to bring huge amounts of help to those struggling with great financial need or with illness or disability! Thanks to all who participated!"
Here are the donation totals according to event organizers:
18th Annual Day of Giving Results
(Results as of May 12, 2023)
Businesses & community groups helping 59
Congregations helping 69
Non-perishable food and personal care items 25,515 pounds
Portion from the Youth Event 10,150 pounds
Craft items 72 boxes
Portion from the Youth Event 6 boxes
Leftover prescription medications 256 pounds
Medical supplies 1,579 pounds
Blood product donated at Day of Giving 17
Durable medical equipment 139 pieces
Used eyeglasses 954 pairs
Used hearing aids 63 Used cell phones 79
Hearing aid batteries 49 dozen
Housewares for Fresh Start Program 70 boxes
Furniture for Fresh Start Program 15 pieces
Donations from individuals $14,067
In-kind donations Invaluable!
We are grateful for the generous support from businesses, individuals, and community groups! Together, we helped thousands of our neighbors in great need!
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