Thank you to you our incredible volunteers. With the support of more 80 volunteer drivers, the Colorado Gerontological Society was able to deliver 360 holiday baskets and deli meals to older adults this holiday season. Through the generous donations of the community, older adults received a bag of food to make a holiday dinner as well as some food pantry items, a gift of blankets or hats and gloves, and a hygiene kits.
A special thank you goes to Optum and Cigna for support of the chickens, Distinct Realty for hats and gloves, Kaiser Permanente and Humana for hygiene kits, as well as Carol Gaylord and Roberta DeYoung. Other donors provided cash support to assist in purchasing additional items that were needed to supplement these donations.
Volunteers donated more than $10,000 in food for the baskets, as well as the cash donations we received to support the project.
Connie Ward says “this is one of my favorite activities of the year”, referring to the delivery of the holiday baskets, as she was swinging through the parking lot at the CGS office.
The Society will be delivering baskets again on December 17, 2022.