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Cheyenne Day of Giving: More Information

Day of Giving

The Cheyenne Day of Giving works to help low- to moderate-income residents, as well as patients of any income range, who need blood donations, a bone marrow transplant, and an organ/tissue donation. Day of Giving also acts as a safety net for local agencies year-round to purchase items needed by clients but not donated by the public.

Event Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Event time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kiwanis Community House
More information: Day of Giving Facebook Page and Day of Giving Website

Examples of items purchased in the past year include:

  • Underwear, camisoles, and socks for students helped by Operation Back to School
  • School supplies, underwear, socks, and laundry detergent for mothers and children at Safehouse, and for members of Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne
  • Mops, buckets, laundry detergent, clothing racks, silverware, towels, and cleaning supplies to help the abused women at Safehouse Services set up new apartments
  • Canned fruits, vegetables, spaghetti, tomato products, peanut butter, and other staples for the food boxes Needs, Inc. gives to families in need
  • Frozen breakfast and dinner items, hair dryers and laundry detergent for the patients and families staying at Home Away From Home
  • Underwear, diapers and baby supplies for clients served by Interfaith Family Support Services
  • Non-latex gloves for employees and manicure sets for clients at Magic City Enterprises
  • Soup, pasta, canned fruits, vegetables, and diapers for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry and Salvation Army
  • Granola bars, bowls, foot powder, and reading glasses for Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
9th Annual Day of Giving Will Include:

Donate non-perishable food, personal care items, and craft supplies

  • Including all sizes of canned and non-perishable food
  • Personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, soap and new underwear
  • Craft items such as pompoms, scrapbooking supplies, pipe cleaners, poster board, googly eyes, and yarn

Donate blood

  • Day of Giving will not have on-site blood draws this year
  • Call United Blood Services at 307.638.3326 to make an appointment to give anytime between April 28 and May 5, or May 12 and 17 in the name of Day of Giving.

Register as an organ and tissue donor

  • Sign up with Donate Life Wyoming at the Day of Giving event or go to www.donatelifewyoming.org for more information/ to register

Donate leftover prescription medications and medical supplies

  • Bring prescription medications in original package with patient name blacked out
  • Bring medical supplies such as diabetes test strips, disposable briefs, CPAPs, and more

Donate durable medical equipment

  • Able to accept walkers, shower chairs, visual aids, commodes, wheelchairs, recliner lift chairs, and other adaptive equipment
  • Due to limited storage space, unable to accept hospital beds
  • Call Doug at Wyoming Independent Living at 307.637.5127 for more information

Donate prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids, and used cell phones and chargers

Register as a bone marrow donor

  • Be 18-44 years old and in good general health
  • Answer some confidental health questions and do four cheek swabs
  • Call the Colorado Marrow Donor Program at 1.800.619.1099 for more information
  • Contribute what you can toward the cost of tissue typing. Go to Be the Match Foundation for more information.

Make a cash contributor to DoG year-round efforts

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