Gingerbread: Home for the Holidays
Ramp up your holiday spirit at the Gingerbread House event on Saturday, December 7th from 9 AM to 1PM at the Shops at Foothills in Fort Collins! Watch teams compete for the best-decorated house and support our community at this fundraiser by the Eyeopeners Kiwanis Foundation. If you want to bring a team to decorate a gingerbread house, for a $500 donation, which supports Kiwanis youth programs, you and your friends and family can decorate a gingerbread house at this fun event.
Funds from the event support the activities of the Eyeopeners Kiwanis service club dedicated to serving the children in the Fort Collins and surrounding areas. The club is involved in over 30 service projects providing opportunities for service and leadership for youth pre-school through college. Signature projects include:
- Annual Kids Fishing Derby – inviting over 200 primarily youth of limited means ages 7 – 14, the opportunity to experience fishing, often for the first time. The club provides fishing poles, bait and instruction and dinner.
- Colorado Feeding Kids Meal Packing Event – gathering 200+ volunteers to pack over 30,000 meals to be distributed through the Larimer and Weld food banks.
- The Swimsuit Lesson book presentation – Working with Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center in their education in the schools on preventing sexual abuse, provide children books and an assembly to 1st and 2nd grade students. For many children this is the first book they can call their own.
To participate in this way contact Ryan Gloden, at the Bank of Colorado (970-223-8200)