Dec. 3, 2012 - Boulder Fire Rescue and Parks and Recreation team up to brighten local children’s holidays
Boulder Fire Rescue and Parks and Recreation team up to brighten local children’s holidays
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Services Initiative (YSI) program is working to brighten children’s holidays this season with help from the community and members of the Boulder Fire Department.
YSI provides youth from low-income families with opportunities and resources necessary to make positive recreational, educational, and lifestyle choices through after-school programs and community involvement activities. YSI will host holiday parties for program youth and their families on Thursday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 18. Last year’s holiday parties served over 200 families and delivered more than 500 gifts to the children.
Members of the Boulder Fire Department will donate money for the seventh consecutive year. Their donations help purchase gifts for children served by the YSI program who are living at Boulder’s low-income housing sites (managed by Boulder Housing Partners). The firefighters say this is a way to give back to kids in their very own community.
If you would like to make a donation to the YSI Program Toy Drive, visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org, click on the “Youth Services toy drive – Donate today!” link and follow the instructions. A secure PayPal connection is provided and personal information will not be shared. Donations can be made using a major credit card or PayPal account. A small processing fee is deducted by PayPal from all donations. All donors will receive a receipt from PayPal and a thank you from YSI. Checks can also be made payable to “YSI” and submitted to YSI, Attn: Alex Zinga, 3198 Broadway Ave., Boulder, CO 80304. Toy donation boxes are also located at the three City of Boulder recreation centers. Please bring new, unwrapped toys only.
Additional funding over the amount needed for the toy drive will be placed in the YSI Scholarship Fund, which helps fund year-round recreation programs for low-income youth.
For more information, call Jennifer Bray, Parks and Recreation, at 303-441-4160.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 15:10