Happy 20 year Lawrence Garcia

Community Action of Laramie County Community! Yesterday during our board meeting, a special ceremony was held for our very own Lawrence Garcia. Lawrence has been with Community Action of Laramie County in some way shape or form for 20 years. Our very own board including our board chair Patrick Brady and our Interim Executive Director Tim Ernst presented this award to Lawrence last night. Congratulation Mr. Garcia, very well deserved! #WeAreHere #20yearsdedicated

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SPECIAL JULY EVENT AT CALC OFFICE

Community Action of Laramie County’s Kinship Program sponsored a special ceremony on July 29th. All of the active individual members in the Kinship Older Caregiver Program received a check in the amount of $575.00. These checks were made possible due to the CARES ACT to assist families during this stressful time with covid-19.

 

We were very fortunate to have had Jeanne Scheneman, Program Manager with the Department of Health-Aging Division-Community Living Section has our special guest host. These are the families that have been truly isolated and are at the highest level of danger if exposed during this pandemic. These checks could not come at a better time.

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM

 

Kinship delivering goody bags for older relatives.

Once again Kinship is delivering bags of goodies to all of our families. For our May gift bags each family is receiving an assortment of snacks, boxes of vinyl gloves, two containers of Lemon Fresh Towelettes, a lesson organizer, an assortment of pens, and a leather bond journal to name a few things. This is all made possible by the generous grant we received from First Interstate Bank. One more thing, each family will also be receiving a $10.00 gift card for Safeway/Albertsons that they can use in their pharmacies. These cards are a donation Kinship received from the Rotary Club of Cheyenne. A giant thank you to our sponsors, because without them there would be no monthly give-a-way during this time of isolation for our families. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Community Action of Laramie County received a grant for $15,000.00 from Waldron Charities through the Boston Foundation. The grant was to assist families with food insecurities during the COVID 19 Crisis. The families that were specifically helped were families from the Laramie County Head Start. On Thursday, April 23rd, handed out 30 food boxes to Head Start families. The people that assisted in getting boxes together were: Members of the CALC Board were present:  Linda Woodard. CALC Staff members Dasa Robertson, Eric Walsh, Monica Cordova, Loree Sanchez

, Allyson Montgomery, Angie Lane and Judy Russell. We are still here serving our Head Start community!

Thank you Cheyenne Rotary Club!

Community Action of Laramie County wants to give a big thank you to Robin Sims and The Cheyenne Rotary Club for the generous donation of 50 – $10 gift cards they gave to the Kinship program. These will be dispersed to our older relatives and grandparents raising grandchildren during this tough time. Thank you Robin and a big thank you to The Cheyenne Rotary Club.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

During the tough times we are in, we know that our Head Start teachers are working hard and continue to mold the minds of our Head Start community kids. They continue to inspire, create, and look to the future for every generation that passes through their doors. Community Action of Laramie County wants to recognize the greatness and amazing work our teachers at Head Start continue to do. On this week of teacher appreciation, we want you to know that we appreciate the work you are putting in to continue the goals of our Head Start program and we thank each and every one of you for the service you provide everyday. Community Action of Laramie County community, please share in this gratitude for our teachers.“Seek-opportunities-to-show-you-care.-The-smallest-gestures-often-make-the-biggest-difference.”-8

Kinship Baskets for Older Relatives Program

Community Action of Laramie County’s Kinship Program is extremely grateful to receive a $5,000 grant from First Interstate Bank. As a result of their grant we were able this Thursday to provide all of our families with a box of food and a Farmer’s Market bag of cleaning products. We were joined in this event by Madoka Grenvik and Theresa Jurgens from First Interstate Bank. This event was made possible by our wonderful local Wyoming sponsors, Relish!, LLC, Jo-Ed Produce, Bread Basket, 7 Bar 2 Meats, and Pine Bluff Distilling.

Slideshow of Pictures of staff working together to get family food baskets out.

Community Action of Laramie County received a grant for $15,000.00 from Waldron Charities through the Boston Foundation. The grant was to assist families with food insecurities during the COVID 19 Crisis. The families that were specifically helped were families from the Laramie County Head Start. On Thursday, April 23rd, handed out 30 food boxes to Head Start families. The people that assisted in getting boxes together were: Members of the CALC Board were present: Patrick Brady, Chairman, Linda Woodard (and Matthew her son), Judy Collins and her husband Patrick. CALC Staff members Dasa Robertson, Eric Walsh, Monica Cordova, Loree Sanchez, Frondee Waters, Allyson Montgomery, Angie Lane and Judy Russell. We are still here serving our Head Start community!