Congress of Cities Delegates Give Back to Denver-Area Charities

By Straub, Amanda M.; Pionke, John | Nation's Cities Weekly, December 20, 2010 | Go to article overview

Congress of Cities Delegates Give Back to Denver-Area Charities


Straub, Amanda M., Pionke, John, Nation's Cities Weekly


Partnering with Gifts in Kind International, a non-profit organization, NLC arranged for Congress of Cities attendees to have an opportunity to give back to the local Denver community. During two days of the conference, more than 60 delegates helped sort and distribute donated products and services to area charities.

Throughout the last several months, Gifts in Kind worked with Denver businesses to collect donated products, such as housewares and home decor, personal care items, clothes, books and school supplies, bedding, toys and tools.

A special event was held on December 4 at the Mile High Youth Corps to distribute building and renovation products for use in its young adult programs that help youth develop valuable job skills. Campbell, Calif., Councilman and NLC Board of Directors member Dan Furtado represented NLC during the event.

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"This is an excellent opportunity for our members to help out the local community. We hope that this program will serve as a model for our members when they return home," said Furtado. "We're excited to partner with Gifts in Kind and the City of Denver to provide items that could potentially go to waste all while helping the residents of this great city. …

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