Summit County giving briefs: Grab a coffee to support Canine Partners of the Rockies |

Summit County giving briefs: Grab a coffee to support Canine Partners of the Rockies

"Nugget" is a local service dog in training with Canine Partners of the Rockies.
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Support Canine Partners of the Rockies

Starbucks in Dillon will host a fundraiser for Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR) the morning of Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Denver-based nonprofit trains skilled service dogs for mobility-impaired individuals across the state. Meet service dog trainees, trainers and career-changed Summit County Canine Partners of the Rockies’ dogs and their handlers. Stop in for a fun morning to learn more about CaPR and the partners whose lives are changed by the companionship of a service dog.

Food drive contributes 425,000 meals

A local food drive in Summit County by Caliber Collision contributed towards a statewide total of over 425,000 meals, and a nationwide total of 3.1 million meals, to help provide at-risk children with nutritious meals during the summer months.

Caliber’s 5th Annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive rallied business partners, customers and the public to donate cash and food for Food Bank of The Rockies and bring awareness to the issue of childhood hunger. Nationwide, the company collected over $334,000 in cash donations and thousands of pounds of food for 37 food banks.

According to Feeding America, one in five children in the U.S. worry about when they’ll have their next meal. Hunger is especially devastating in childhood — studies show that proper nutrition is critical to a child’s physical, emotional and learning development. The problem is especially acute during the summer months when at-risk children do not have access to regular school lunch programs.

“Giving back to our local communities is an integral part of Caliber’s core values,” said Steve Grimshaw, Caliber Collision chief executive officer. “I am proud of our 9,000 teammates who worked tirelessly over the three week drive to raise a record breaking amount of meals for kids in need.“

Free herb walk Saturday

Learn edible and medicinal uses for backyard plants in the Summit County forest, along with a few to avoid ingesting. The free herb walk will be held at Rainbow Lake Trailhead from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. Meet at the “Zach’s stop” parking lot, at the southwest end of 2nd Avenue beyond the Peak One Neighborhood in Frisco. The suggested donation amount is $5, but kids are free. RSVP with the Backcountry Herbal Apothecary at 970-668-1700.

—Compiled by Elise Reuter

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