Time to give back
December 20, 2005
FRISCO ” The annual Holiday Fund Drive, sponsored by The Summit Daily News, collects money on behalf of Summit County nonprofit agencies that benefit children and families.
The fund was established four years go. The holiday season was chosen because it’s often when agencies’ resources are taxed the most.
“It’s a way to put a human face on what the agencies do and who they help,” said Summit Daily News Publisher Jim Morgan, who now publishes the newspaper. “The hope is the stories will help explain the fund and prompt people to give. We’ll also publish a weekly update on the money raised and list contributors.”
Since its inception, more than $50,000 has been raised and every penny of that money is contributed to local organizations in need.
Donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.
Individuals or organizations can send a check to:
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Summit Daily News
PO Box 329
Frisco, CO 80443.
Donations can also be made in person at the newspaper offices at 40 W. Main St., in Frisco.
If you would like to make a donation with a credit card, please call the newspaper at (970) 668-3998 and talk with Jackie at extension 13111 or Lindsey at extension 13112.
Donors can also designate a specific agency to receive their gift.
Among the groups aided by the fund in the past include:
– The Little Red Schoolhouse
– The area law enforcement agencies Adopt an Angel program
– The Salvation Army
– Summit Community Care Clinic
– Timberline Adult Day Care
– The Family and Intercultural Center (FIRC)
– Summit County Early Childhood Connection
– Bristlecone Health Services
“Our hope this year is to raise $20,000,” Morgan said. “That’s a significant number but we’re hopeful that individuals in the community will find it in their hearts to make a contribution.”