SILVER KEY MAKES A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING FOR AREA SENIORS WITH THE ANNUAL BOUNTIFUL BAGS FOOD DRIVE
Silver Key needs your help to fill Bountiful Bags for Thanksgiving throughout the entire month of October! For 26 years, Silver Key has invited the community to help us make the holidays special for the seniors we serve through our food pantry and this year is no different. Our goal is to fill 1,300 bags with all the trimmings for a memorable Thanksgiving meal for these seniors and their families. When you are shopping for your family, add a few items to your bag and/or organize a food drive at your work/school/church for aging neighbors in need.
Every month, more than 1,300 seniors come to Silver Key, Senior Assistance and utilize our food pantry, receiving an allotment of food to help their dollars go further. The Bountiful Bags food drive in October provides these seniors and their families with Thanksgiving meal fixings in November. Without the community's support, many of our clients would not have a Thanksgiving meal.
Items needed are:
Cranberry Sauce: Whole Berry or Jellied, 14 or 16 oz. cans
Dessert Dry Mix (cookie, brownie, muffin mix, etc)
Green Beans: 14.5 oz. cans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Dry Stuffing/Dressing, 6 oz. boxes
Gravy Dry-Mix: 0.87 (7/8) oz. packets
Cream of Mushroom Soup 10.5 oz cans
Yams/Sweet Potatoes: 29 oz. cans
Food donations can be dropped off at the following locations between now and November 1st during designated hours:
No time to shop? Want to make a difference? For just $25 you can help us provide a FULL Thanksgiving meal!
Make a financial donation to Silver Key’s Bountiful Bags campaign. Silver Key has significant buying power and can leverage every dollar provided in support for Thanksgiving meals. Financial donations can be mailed or dropped off at 1625 S. Murray Blvd. or easily made online at www.silverkey.org/donate. To make a donation over the phone, call our Silver Line 719-884-2300.
Thank you to King Soopers, Scheels, and The Promenade Shops at Briargate for offering their locations as food donation drop sites. For more information about Silver Key’s Bountiful Bags campaign, visit https://www.silverkey.org/bountifulbags/.
About Silver Key:
Silver Key Senior Services was founded in 1970 to improve the quality of life for area nursing home residents. Today, Silver Key’s mission has broadened to provide more than 11,000 seniors annually with a wide variety of services, including Silver Key Connections Café, Silver Key Home Delivered Meals including Meals on Wheels, Silver Key Reserve & Ride transportation services, and vital Senior Health & Wellness services that offer a full spectrum of senior assistance including government food program distribution, pantry, Behavioral Health and Companionship services, Five Wishes, and much more! To learn more about Silver Key and volunteer opportunities, visit www.silverkey.org.
On Friday, September 30, 2022, the Howbert Elementary School Walk-A-Thon will be held from 8:45-9:30 a.m. Over 300 Howbert Elementary School students, teachers, staff and interested parents, and community members will walk continuously around the school playground. A rainbow of color-coordinated shirts and an abundance of enthusiasm will make for a picturesque community event. Located at 1023N. 31st Street, Howbert sits just below the majestic mountains and near the gateway to the Garden of the Gods.
Guests participating in the walk-a-thon include Colorado Springs Police, school and team mascots, and even some stormtroopers! Howbert is an outdoor education school that prides itself on providing enriching outdoor activities that enhance what students learn in the classroom. This year's goal is to raise $19,000, with 100% of the funds to help support various school educational programs, such as classroom materials, outdoor learning supplies/experiences, technology, field trips, and other student and staff school-related needs.
Many local businesses have provided prizes that will be awarded to our students raising the most donations. Louie's Pizza will be providing pizza lunches for students as an incentive to raise funds for their school, and CoolScience will be involved in a school-wide assembly.