Organizers of the 2021 Cheyenne Day of Giving are calling the event a success after donations of food and personal care items set an event record.

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That's according to a Day of Giving news release issued on Monday morning. The release included the following:

By 6 p.m. Friday, all donations had been sorted and delivered to area agencies; Vitalant had at least 20 more units of blood to help patients; and Day of Giving had received on-site financial donation of $6,940, every penny of which will go toward purchases to help supported agencies meet client needs.

Following is a list showing preliminary results for this year’s efforts. 

Businesses and community groups helping                               5

Congregations helping                                                                76

Nonperishable food and personal care items                             26,950 pound

Portion from the Youth Event                                                      8,050 pounds*

Craft items                                                                                  82 boxes          

Portion from the Youth Event                                                     9 boxes

Leftover prescription medications                                              322 pounds

Medical supplies                                                                         825 pounds

Blood products donated at Day of Giving                                   20 units

Durable medical equipment                                                        230 pieces

Used eyeglasses                                                                         923 pairs

Used hearing aids                                                                        72

Hearing aid batteries                                                                    56 dozen

Used cell phones                                                                          162

Cash donations made at event                                                      $6,940

In-kind donations                                                                          Invaluable!

 

The Day of Giving motto is ‘Together we can do so much,” and this year’s event proves the truth of that famous Helen Keller quote!

 

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