CLASS Day Program’s 5th Annual Food and Clothing Drive was a big success. The drive began on October 15th and items were collected through December 15th. Generous donations were made by CLASS members, their families, CLA staff, Host Home Providers and others.
This year, it was decided that we wanted to help the people who traveled to Denver from Venezuela, some with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. After doing some research we found two organizations that are committed to helping people in need from Venezuela.
The food items were donated to Integrated Family Services, a food pantry located in Englewood. Donated clothing items were dropped off at Temple Emanuel in Denver. Temple Emanuel is working with Denver’s Office of Human Rights and Community Partnerships and the Denver Office of Emergency Management to find community-wide solutions to alleviate the suffering of recent arrivals.
Why do we do this each year? It’s because CLASS members look forward to the food and clothing drive and are very eager to help. Our members feel great about helping people in need.
We sincerely thank everyone who donated items to this year’s drive, and we are already looking forward to next year.