The leaves are falling in Routt County and it reminds us of the exciting season to come. The Christmas season will be here before you know it.
Last year, your donations helped us fulfill every wishlist item and put together gift baskets for each of the families to enjoy.
This year, as always, we are reaching out to our community for help. We truly believe that the joy is in the giving. Any donation helps– no matter how small. Last year we were able to expand and put up 6 giving trees in Steamboat and Hayden. These trees had paper ornaments with a specific request on each ornament. Making it easy to contribute to someone’s Christmas joy.
Please consider making a donation to help us make this season bright for even more families this year.
Keep your eyes open for more updates as we get closer and closer. We cannot tell you how excited we are to watch our community come together again this holiday season.
Thanks to all the generous help from our community summer is winding down and we are just getting busier!
We were able to package many foster care kits thanks to donations at Hayden Daze earlier this summer and get them sent off to foster kids all around Routt County!
We love working with people in our community and we have had the opportunity to work with the Fatherhood Program here in Routt County, headed by Tom Valand, to help out fathers who need a little help getting back on their feet! You can find them on Facebook, under Fatherhood Program of Routt County.
We can't wait to do more with them!
We loved being at the farmers market in Steamboat on June 16th, we got to see tons of wonderful people and spread our message around the community! We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported us! Your kind hearts is why we do what we do! At our booth we had example of our two very exciting projects we have been working on this summer, it was so cool to be able to show people what their donations go towards.
Foster Care Kits-
We have been working on Foster Care Kits, which is a small backpack full of comfort items such as, a toothbrush, hairbrush, coloring book, pencils, stuffed animal, etc. that are given to children placed in foster care.We have reached out to the foster community here in Routt County and are looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Back to School Backpacks-
The start of school is going to be here before we know it and many kids do not have what they need to start out the year, so we have put together backpacks with the essential schools supplies that kids need.
We recently purchased some educational workbooks to help several elementary students keep up with their studies over the summer and we are excited to continue helping children throughout the year.
Thank you for your continued support!
We will be at Hayden Spring Fling on May 12th, 2018 from 8am-1pm our booth will be in the mercantile parking lot! We are looking for the following items to fill foster care kits. These backpacks are given to foster children in our community. It offers a bit of comfort and support during a difficult time. Anything you can contribute helps. Please drop these items off at the Bit of Sunshine booth, or just stop by and say Hi!
All items must be new and in the original packaging.
If you are unable to bring any of these items, please consider donating on our home page or by cash or check.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support!
We are excited to announce we have received our Non- Profit status from the IRS! All donations are now tax deductible!