For 14 years, Cheyenne Day of Giving has been supporting those in great need within our community.

2020 will be no exception!

 

Despite the unusual circumstances brought about by the spread of COVID-19, the 15th Annual Cheyenne Day of Giving scheduled for May 8th will go on almost as planned! Though we cannot come together in person this spring, area businesses, civic groups, congregations, and individuals can still contribute to our mission of helping local agencies support those in need.  Together, we can do this ONLINE!

 

Cheyenne Day of Giving acts as a dependable source of help for our local agencies when they cannot meet our community’s needs through their annual budget.  At the annual event this spring, we planned to help 17 area agencies through collections of food, hygiene items, and craft supplies as well as prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones, leftover prescription medications, medical supplies, and durable medical equipment.  In addition, volunteers would have given blood or signed up to be organ/eye/tissue or bone marrow donors.

 

Whether we have an in-person event as in the past or this year’s virtual event, Cheyenne Day of Giving support goes on throughout the year!  We provide 11 agencies with ongoing support through purchases made to help them meet client needs for the 364 days between annual events.   Donations from this Virtual Day of Giving drive will help us bring immediate and increased assistance to our supported agencies that are now helping more clients than ever before. 

 

While we follow safety and social distancing guidelines, please join us for our Virtual Cheyenne Day of Giving!  We are posting here a list of the 17 agencies we help at our annual event as well as contact information, top three or four needs, and website for each.  We will appreciate a cash donation of any size and will do the shopping for the items listed for those who would like to help but would rather not shop themselves. One hundred percent of every donation to Day of Giving will go toward purchasing the items listed for each agency.

 

To give, just use the Donate button on this website or visit our Facebook page @ Cheyenne Day of Giving and use the Donate button.  We also welcome donations mailed to Cheyenne Day of Giving at P O Box 192, Cheyenne, WY  82003. Please join us in making life a little better for those who are struggling every single day!  

 

                 TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH!

 

Information on Agencies Day of Giving Supports:

 

Boys & Girls Club – 515 West Jefferson Rd. 778-6674 (call ahead) – art canvas (any size), pencils, board games www.bgcchey.org

 

Comea House – 1504 Stinson Ave. 632-3174 – toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels

www.comeashelter.org

 

Family Promise – 2950 Spruce Dr. 772-8770 (call ahead)  – laundry detergent, cleaning wipes, toilet paper), craft kits for   kids (bracelets, looms, etc.)

https://familypromiseofcheyenne.org

 

Home Away From Home – Closed until further notice.

www.cheyenneregional.org/location/cheyenne-regional-foundation/

 

Magic City – 1780 Westland Rd. 637-8869 (call ahead) – deodorant and body wash (male and female), glue, chalk of any kind (art, sidewalk, etc.) 

https://mcewyo.org 

 

Needs – 900 Central Ave. 632-4132 – spaghetti sauce, small cans of condensed soup, jelly, small cans of chicken www.needsinc.org

 

Safehouse – 714 West Fox Farm Rd. 634-8655 (call ahead) – cereal, mac and cheese, kids’ snacks, feminine hygiene products

www.wyomingsafehouse.org

 

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry –206 Van Lennen 634-4625 (call ahead) – small packages of flour, sugar, and coffee   Find on Facebook

               

Salvation Army – 601 East 20th  St. 634-2769 – razors for men and women, toothpaste, feminine hygiene items https://cheyenne.salvationarmy.org/cheyenne_corps/

 

Unaccompanied Students Initiative – P O Box 22103, 307-220-2391 (call ahead) – grocery gift cards, individually wrapped snack packages (e.g. pudding cups, chips), toilet paper, paper towels

 https://usinitiative.org/

               

Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless – 907 Campbell Ave. 634-8499 (call ahead) – toothbrushes, toothpaste, men’s disposable razors & deodorant 

https://www.wyhomeless.org/

 

Other Agencies Cheyenne Day of Giving Helps 

 

Colorado Marrow Donor Program – Registers potential bone marrow donors at the Day of Giving event.  Register at  www.bethematch.org 

 

Donor Alliance– Registers potential eye/organ/tissue donors.

https://donatelifewyoming.org

 

Frontier Lions Club – Collects used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones. Drop off items at the purple and gold mailbox, east side of American Legion Post 6 on Lincolnway. Steve @ 307-635-6147 for more information.

 

Good Health Will – Provides medical equipment and supplies at a discounted price. Will appreciate monetary donations.

 https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity 186969

 

Vitalant – Holds a yearly blood drive at the Day of Giving event.  Blood donors needed during COVID-19 crisis.  Call 638-3326 to make an appointment to donate.

 

Wyoming Medication Donation Program – Provides medication help to low-income Wyoming residents who lack prescription coverage by re-dispensing acceptable donated medications and providing advice on lower-cost alternatives. 

https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicationdonation/

WELCOME

What is the Cheyenne Day of Giving?

We are a non-profit organization, led by Cheyenne congregations and supported by local business and community groups. Our focus is on providing an opportunity for people in the Cheyenne area to come together in an effort to help the sick and the economically disadvantaged.

Press play to see a promotional video

Thanks to all the people that came down to our Donation Drive! And special Thanks to Thrivent Financial
and 2 Doors Down for hosting us during the 4th Annual Live Generously Week!

When is the Cheyenne Day of Giving?

The 15th Annual Cheyenne Day of Giving will be held on a to-be-determined date in 2020. While we hold our event annually, we assist our agencies by purchasing supplies for them throughout the year.

Black Hills Energy gave us a $1250 grant in both 2017 and 2018. Last year they invited the Executive Board to a check presentation for us. We had a chance to talk about Day of Giving with a wonderful group of employees, and they presented us with a ‘big check.’ It was a happy time and a big help to our year-round efforts to help eleven local agencies!
The Youth Group at First Presbyterian Church made Super Bowl Sunday a great day for Day of Giving!

After the service, they lined up outside the sanctuary with the sign in this picture and baskets labeled “Commercials,” Patriots,” and “Eagles.” Donors could vote for their favorite part/s of the Super Bowl based on where they donated their money. We don’t know for sure which basket had the most cash, but Day of Giving is grateful for the hundreds of dollars donated in that very happy 15 minutes after the service!

Thanks to the Youth Group and leader Matt Woodard for helping us with a donation that will go toward purchases to help neighbors in great financial need! It’s donations like this one that make our year-round work of helping 11 area agencies possible!

How can I give?

The entire community is invited to give in many ways:

  • Drop off non-perishable food, personal care items, and craft items to be sorted and donated to these local charities according to their wish lists: Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Comea House, Home Away From Home, Family Promise of Cheyenne, Magic City Enterprises, Needs, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Safehouse Services, Unaccompanied Students Initiative, and Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
    • Donate food items such as pasta, peanut butter, cereal, boxed meals, and canned goods.
    • Donate personal care items such as regular and trial-size shampoo, conditioner, and lotion; razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, and diapers.
    • Donate craft items such as scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink, paper, markers, beads, and kits.
  • Make a cash donation to our year-round effort. Click on the Donate button at the top of our menu on the left and the money you send will go directly towards helping purchase items for our agencies.
  • Drop off unused prescription medications for donation to the Wyoming Medication Donation Program.
  • Donate gently used durable medical equipment to GoodHealthwill for use by clients who need such items and cannot afford them on their own.
  • Donate used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club.

How can I find out more or get answers to questions?

Explore the ‘About Us’ Menu up above for more information. You can also call Day of Giving Board Member, Greta Morrow, at the numbers listed on this page, click on “email us” to send her an email, or write to us at the address listed. We would love to hear from you!

Contact Us

Email

[email protected]

Phone

Greta Morrow
307-635-3943

Mailing Address

PO Box 192
Cheyenne, WY 82003

 

 

2020 Donation Drop Off Locations will be posted later this year.