Summit Giving: Giving Kids program sees success in second year |

Summit Giving: Giving Kids program sees success in second year

Second year of Giving Kids program a success

Janice and Jim Watson had participated in the Giving Kids program in Colorado Springs, and last December they brought the program to Summit County. The Giving Kids program helps families in the county who have difficulty affording to buy gifts for their loved ones. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Giving Kids offered them that chance to shop at the Church at Agape Outpost near Breckenridge. Those that participated were able to choose gifts at different tables for all family members. A team of volunteers helped each child with picking out and wrapping gifts. Finally, after shopping, there was a table for each child to pick out a candy cane and small gift for themselves. Janice reported that 62 children attended and picked out 268 gifts to give to family members. For more information about the Giving Kids program, visit

Local events support Summit County Cares campaign

Tumble Bubbles at the Frisco Adventure Park will be donating 50 percent of ticket sales to the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Admission is $10 per person or $7 per person with a current day Adventure Park ticket. Santa will be on-site from 3-4 p.m.

The Breckenridge Music Festival is hosting a Holiday Brass Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser. One hundred percent of the money raised for Summit County Cares helps locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or in need of medical care. Tickets for Holiday Brass are $15 for adults and $5 for children. For more information visit

Poinsettia sale supports local P.E.O. chapter

P.E.O. Chapter I-B is having its annual poinsettia sale to raise money for scholarships for women. P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is an international women’s organization whose mission is promoting educational opportunities for women. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for local women. These stunning red poinsettias are in 6-inch pots with gold foil and a green bow. Cost is $16 each. To purchase please contact Alicia Dunn at or (970) 668-5358.

Summit County Cares donations assist locals in need

Please help the Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser reach $50,000 by Dec. 31. One hundred percent of donations are used to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or difficulty paying for medical care. This is Summit County’s largest emergency assistance fund, and last year it helped more than 700 children and individuals in crisis. Donations accepted through The Summit Foundation’s Summit County Cares fund at

Shovel for Summit seniors

Summit County Seniors are looking for help with snow shoveling. If you are interested in doing some shoveling this winter for local seniors, please contact Valerie at (970) 668-2941 or the front desk at (970) 668-2940.

Elks Lodge breakfast benefits local Girl Scouts

Sunday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, Girl Scout Troop #4061 would like to invite the community for a breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge #2561 located at 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast of eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, and the best bacon in town. Tickets are only $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5. There will be cookies available to taste, and Girl Scout cookie sales will begin on Feb. 8. To purchase tickets, please contact Joan Jardon at or (970) 406-0778 or Sue Moran at

Romp to Stomp seeks volunteers

It’s Romp To Stomp Time on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Frisco Nordic Center. Volunteers are needed for several positions the week prior, Friday night’s Pink Party and all day Saturday for the event. Save the date and please reply ASAP. Please contact Melissa if you are interested,

“1964 the Tribute” Beatles concert supports Domus Pacis Family Respite

Monday night, Dec. 29 at the Riverwalk Center, the “1965 the Tribute Beatles concert will take place. Proceeds will support Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing week long respites here in Summit County for families going through their cancer journey. General admission is $40 and VIP seating is $50. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office. Info at (970) 547-3100 or Vince at (970) 547-4745.

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