Assistance League of Greeley Warm Up Weld County Chairman, Jan Krause along with Dorothy Eckas, chairman of File of Life and 12 member volunteers on Sept. 29 picked up boxes of ordered blankets and throws to be sorted and distributed. Assistance League partnered up with Wal-Mart for purchasing and Jose Meza, who allowed the chapter to use his facility to sort and aid with distribution.
The Assistance League Bargain Box Thrift Store, 1706 – 9th Street in Greeley, had been closed for several months due to renovation and COVID and reopened its doors for business on June 15th. The devoted customers returned to shop and support the philanthropic organization and the programs it supports. With steady sales of the gently used merchandise, the revenue allowed Assistance League to provide over 1344 blankets and throws at a cost of over $8149 to 11 agencies and 12 schools within Weld County. In addition, 1365 Files of Life medical information forms were distributed to the organizations.
Warm Up Weld County is one of six philanthropic programs undertaken by the Assistance League of Greeley each year. Other programs provided by the Assistance League include Single-Parent Scholarships for Aims and University of Northern Colorado students, Assault Survivor Kits ® (given to Banner and UC Health hospitals), Operation School Bell® Uniforms for children), Color Me Weld (for children in area hospitals) and File of Life®, a medical document assessable to emergency responders.
New members are always welcome. For more information about the Assistance League and its membership, visit WWW.algreeley.org or call the store at (970) 353-2226.