NEWSLETTER
2018 HOLIDAY SEASON EDITION

The Holiday Season and our busiest time of the year is rapidly approaching! We want to make you aware of our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities; because, it is people like you that make the Holiday Season the happiest time of the year!

FILL THE VANS: On Friday, November 2, Epic Mountain Express and the Vail Police Department, along with Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle Police Department and Avon Police Department collected food drive donations from 19 local schools.

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Epic Mountain Express with great success collected food donations at grocery stores throughout the Vail Valley. We need volunteers to sort the food. Please contact Tsu at (970) 748-0704.

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS:  This year a generous donor is sending us pre-packaged food baskets and care packages. We only need help with deliveries.

 Come to Avon Elementary School or United Methodist Church in Eagle at 9:00 a.m. prepared to take the boxes to families!

 

 

 

COLORADO GIVES DAY: This is the annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

For the seventh consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are collaborating to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

GIVE TO YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE VAIL VALLEY

 

You can donate directly to the Vail Valley Salvation Army by clicking on this link:

DONATE TO SALVATION ARMY VAIL

 

 

BELL RINGING: From November 23 through December 24, our “elves” will be ringing the bell at City Market in Vail, Avon and Eagle, as well as Wal-Mart, Village Market in Edwards and Ridley’s in Gypsum. Be an Elf!
Volunteer for one or more 2-hour shifts and help us make a difference in the community! Last year, with your helped we raised $53,000.00, which is a significant chunk of our budget!

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY: This program helps families who may not be able to provide Christmas gifts for their young children 0 to 13 years of age.


Would you like to Adopt-a-Family for Christmas? Please contact us and provide us with your name, e-mail address, telephone number; tell us the size of the family you want and your preferred location of where they live. Keep in mind you will have to deliver the gifts to their homes. Email us:  tsu@salvationarmyvail.org, or call (970)748-0704.

 

HOLIDAY CABIN: We will distribute toys on December 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you would like to donate toys, please make sure to drop them off at Salvation Army before December 8. We request that all toys be new.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Pat Hamilton and Peter Vavra will perform their annual Christmas Concert on December 20 at the Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel. Be ready for a magical evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. Donation of $25.00 or more are at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE HAD GREAT SUCCESS DURING 2018 WITH ALL OUR ANNUAL EVENTS:


We celebrated our 10th Empty Bowls event. Once again, our community responded to the invitation to come to this wonderful Lunch á la “Soup Kitchen” function.

 

Both, the 16th Red Kettle Golf Tournament and the 5th Harvest Dinner were sold out!


We owe the success of these two events to many of our volunteers and the involvement of our community.

We thank you, our community, for your participation, to the donors, the organizers and all the wonderful volunteers that made these great events a success!

All food and monetary donations allow us to help the people in need in the Vail Valley.
We have served this community for over 35 years.

 

IN THE VAIL VALLEY  

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Vail Valley Salvation Army
322 E. Beaver Creek Blvd. – Avon, CO 81620
PO Box 2183 – Edwards. CO 81632
info@salvationarmyvail.org
www.salvationarmyvail.org

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