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Making giving easier, close to home

By Terri Wiebold

I’d like to believe that philanthropy is at the heart of every community, whether it is giving of one’s time, talent or money.  Each month, The Connection has the privilege of sharing the amazing stories of the outreach and compassion happening every day in the lives of our readers and business partners.   There are so many great people and organizations out there that facilitate connecting resources to those in need, and at no time is this effort more apparent than the holiday season.  So often people are willing to give, they just need a little direction.  

The popular Hollywood movie “Jerry Maguire” made the saying “help me help you” a catch phrase in the late 90s.  Business owners in The Village at Castle Pines are doing their part this year to do just that … help you help others.  The following businesses have established their store fronts as a convenient collection point for various charities.  They invite you to make a contribution and a difference.

Castle Rock Eye Wear on behalf of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force – Non-perishable food items;
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty on behalf of Toys for Tots – Unwrapped new toys;
MiYO Cafe on behalf of the locally-inspired Sock it to ‘em organization – Socks for the homeless (see special promotion in the Food & Dining guide); and
Tony’s Market on behalf of Father Woody’s Haven of Hope – Good Neighbor grocery bags for purchase.



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