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Rotary Membership donation to Blue Santa helps brighten the vacations – Estes Park Path-Gazette

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The Rotary Membership of Estes Park (“Midday Rotary”) has donated $300 to the Estes Park Police Division Auxiliary’s 2021 Blue Santa program. The Rotary membership’s donation was made potential by proceeds from gross sales of the 2021 Friendship Card, which supplies reductions at quite a few space companies.

The Blue Santa program delivers non-perishable meals and hygiene merchandise to disabled, shut-in, and aged members of the Estes neighborhood who want a bit of additional vacation cheer.  There are between 85 to 90 Blue Santa recipients annually.

The membership’s Group Service Committee, led by Beth Weisberg, generated the grant request.  “The Blue Santa program reaches many Estes Park residents whose want may in any other case go unnoticed,” mentioned Weisberg. “The Midday Rotary Membership is comfortable to help Blue Santa’s drive to brighten the vacations for these members of our neighborhood.”

Attributable to COVID-19, solely financial donations could be accepted this yr.  Blue Santa coordinator Lori Bradford says that this system is on observe to satisfy and probably exceed final yr’s assortment {dollars}. Jars with the Blue Santa brand have been positioned at numerous areas all through Estes Park, and the final date for financial donations at these areas will likely be Sunday, December 5.

If you want to assist with this worthwhile and much-needed mission, you may both depart a donation in one of many Blue Santa jars, or else ship your financial donation to Blue Santa Program, c/o Estes Park Police Auxiliary, P.O. Field 1287, Estes Park, CO 80517. Each penny donated will likely be used to fund objects for Blue Santa recipients.

Friendship Card the Good Christmas Reward

The Friendship Card is offered at a number of areas in Estes Park. The proceeds from the sale of those playing cards are utilized by Midday Rotary to offer grants to numerous nonprofit and different service organizations, and to help neighborhood service initiatives within the Estes Valley.

The 2022 Friendship Card will go on sale at a number of areas in mid-December.  For a $10 funding, Friendship Card house owners obtain reductions at greater than 70 native retailers and companies. Look ahead to extra particulars in an upcoming announcement of this yr’s taking part retailers and areas on the town the place Friendship Playing cards could be bought, or see https://www.fb.com/EPFriendshipCard for particulars.

“Now we have an awesome number of taking part retailers this yr, they usually’re excited to be part of this Rotary mission,” mentioned Karen Thompson, Midday Rotary’s Fund Growth Director. “Friendship Playing cards make nice stocking stuffers, whether or not you reside in Estes Park or go to all year long.  It’s a cheap present that can be utilized all yr lengthy.”

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