Cheyenne’s Greatest Day is ‘The Day of Giving’ May 10
Every community does what it can to take care of those in need. But Cheyenne takes a step above and beyond each year for it's Day Of Giving. It all began with one woman and a bone marrow transplant. That prompted her to think of others in need and how many different ways people might need help.
Cheyenne's Day Of Giving has grown into a large non-profit organization, led by Cheyenne churches, business and community groups. Their focus is on providing an opportunity for people in the Cheyenne area to come together in an effort to help the sick and the economically disadvantaged.
The group collects donations of cash and other needed items year-round, but once a year they set up an outdoor event so the entire city can show up and donate their hearts out.
The 14th Annual Cheyenne Day of Giving is May 10, 2019, at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Simply drop off your donation and you'll be on your way.
Here are just a few of the ways you can help:
- Drop off non-perishable food, personal care items, and craft items to be sorted and donated to these local charities according to their wish lists: Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Comea House, Home Away From Home, Family Promise of Cheyenne, Magic City Enterprises, Needs, St. Joseph's Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Safehouse Services, Unaccompanied Student Initiative, and Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
- Donate food items such as pasta, peanut butter, cereal, boxed meals, and canned goods.
- Donate personal care items such as regular and trial-size shampoo, conditioner, and lotion; razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, and diapers.
- Donate craft items such as scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink, paper, markers, beads, and kits.
- Donate used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club.
- Drop off unused prescription medications for donation to the Wyoming Medication Donation Program.
- Donate gently used durable medical equipment to Wyoming Independent Living for use by clients who need such items and cannot afford them on their own.
- Make a cash donation to our year-round effort.
- Give blood to help United Blood Services.
- Register as a potential bone marrow donor with the Colorado Marrow Donor Program if you are 18 to 44 years old and in overall good health.
- Register as a potential organ/tissue donor with Donate Life Wyoming.
You can also drop off donations at these community partners:
- ANB Bank – 1912 Capitol Avenue
- American Storage and Postal Service – 1903 S. Greeley Highway
- Avenues Physical Therapy Center – 611 West 18th Street
- B & B Appliance – 714 Central Avenue
- First Education Federal Credit Union – 120 West Carlson Street
- Laramie County Chiropractic – 611 East Carlson, #101
- Paramount Café – 1607 Capitol Avenue
- Pinnacle Bank – 1501 S. Greeley Highway and 3518 Del Range
- Police Protective Association – 415 West 18th Street
- RE/MAX Capitol Properties – 4000 Central Avenue, Suite 1
- US Bank – 2020 Carey Avenue
- UW Family Medicine Residency Program - 821 East 18th Street
- Whispering Chase Independent Living – 4350 East Lincolnway
*Donations of leftover prescription medications cannot be dropped off at these locations; patients must drop them off at the Kiwanis Community House between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 10.
For more information please visit the Cheyenne Day Of Giving website.