Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

There are some great ways to spread the cheer and give back this holiday season – right here in Routt County. From the Holiday Exchange Market, which brings Christmas joy to those who can’t afford holiday gifts on their own, to Bell Ringing and our Community Thanksgiving, there is a way for everyone to give back.

Get Involved this holiday and give back: Sign up below.

1. Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Volunteers and food donations needed. Sign up to volunteer and/or donate here >>

Routt County United Way says “thank you” by organizing and serving a full-course traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner for the entire community.

Local volunteers donate time and all the food, and Mountain Valley Bank generously sponsors the event.

We are so grateful to have the beautiful Steamboat Springs Community Center to host this special event. Everyone is invited—seniors, students, seasonal workers, visitors and those who simply want to spend Thanksgiving Day with friends. Hundreds of people enjoy a warm meal, warm hospitality, and a warm heart.

2. Holiday Bell Ringing. Signup for a shift here >>

Be a part of the timeless bell ringing tradition by greeting holiday shoppers and spreading Christmas cheer.  Bring your friends, family and co-workers to sing and join us by ringing a bell for donations in front of Safeway and City Market.

The bell ringing will start on Black Friday and run through Christmas Eve.  It is a great way for your civic group to perform community service.  We are looking for organizations to take an 10-6pm shift and break the shift up within your organization to get volunteers.

2016 Bell Ringing Dates:

Outside City Market and Safeway, 10:00am—6:00pm
November 25, 26, 27
Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

3. Holiday Exchange Market: Volunteers and Donations needed. Signup to volunteer and/or donate here >>

The goal of Routt County United Way’s Holiday Exchange Market will be to bring together the entire community in sharing, so that all families can enjoy quality holiday gifts and meals no matter what their financial means. And all families can take pleasure in donating something to a common cause.  Both volunteers are needed to help at the market, as well as donations of gifts.

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