2010 Make-A-Difference-Day volunteers: On October 22, 2010, a crew of community volunteers spent Make-A-Difference Day helping to upgrade ChildSafe's facilities. Among the things they did for us: Installation of light fixtures (done by electrical engineers!), installation of cabinet door handles, painting (done by a professional painter!), cleaning windows inside and out, sanitizing the children's waiting room, organizing the kitchen, and hanging pictures and coat racks. Again this year, Make-A-Difference Day really made a difference! Thanks to everyone who helped!!
September 20, 2010. "Tees Fore Two" Golf Tournament at the Fort Collins Country Club, an event put on by the ROMEO Golf Club to benefit FREE (Front Range Exceptional Equestrians) and ChildSafe. 155 attendees enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, food, and prizes, and the end result was a very nice check for ChildSafe. Thanks to the remarkable ROMEO Golf Club and the major sponsors: Northern Colorado Channel 5 Cable TV, Realtec Commercial Real Estate, Advanced Energy, and Woodward Governor.
August 28, 2010. The SoPro Music Fest presented by the Rio and El Monte restaurants was a great opportunity for fun games, great music and food. Proceeds from the games went to ChildSafe, and in addition, event attendees were very generous in their donations to ChildSafe. Thanks to The Rio/El Monte staff for their generosity and community spirit.
August 25, 2010. Golf Shop Fort Collins hosted a fashion show benefiting ChildSafe. The event featured food, beverages, and great golf clothing and equipment. Thanks to Alveta Petersen of Golf Shop Fort Collins for creating a fun evening that benefited ChildSafe.
August 22, 2010. A quilt raffle for ChildSafe was held at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival at The Ranch. Quilter Kelly Gallagher-Abbott designed and sewed a lovely quilt specifically for ChildSafe. Tickets were sold over a nine-month period. The lucky winner was Julie Lechtanski, who was thrilled at her good fortune.
July 30, 2010. ChildSafe held Art Thrives, an art auction celebrating the crucial role that art plays in the healing process of our clients. Two hundred attendees bid on beautiful artwork while dining on delectable food provided by Vincent Clark of Food for Thought. A lucky winner received two nights at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver as the champagne prize. Artists who so generously contributed to this event were Lisa Cameron, Amelia Caruso, Harleen Alexander, Bob Coonts, Paul Febvre, Diane Findley, Lori Acott-Fowler, Shelly Hearne, Gary Hixon, Jean MacKenzie, Barbara Moore, Sam Thiewes, Ellie Weakley, Ann Wilmsen, and Carl Wilmsen.
ChildSafe's first Trivia Bowl was held Saturday, April 10, 2010, at C.B. & Potts: Participants had fun while helping raise funds for ChildSafe. Teams of two to six members competed for great prizes. Event emcee Michael Stone of Tri-102.5 Radio did his usual masterful job! The event was so successful that attendees have asked for another Trivia Bowl.