Local

Crafting Event Allows Boys & Girls Clubs To Make Gifts

View Comments
Boys & Girls Club members show off their handmade Christmas crafts. (credit: CBS)

Boys & Girls Club members show off their handmade Christmas crafts. (credit: CBS)

DENVER, Colo. (CBS4) – Christmas is a season of giving and recently Boys and Girls Club members got the chance to make gifts to give this holiday season.

At the Broncos branch of the Boys and Girls Club, the gym was lined with tables full of ornaments, soap, ribbons and gift cards, more than a dozen Christmas crafts that kids can make. At the We Care event, the head toy maker has a whole lot of help.

“I got this for my Dad. See it says to Kelly Sr. from Joseph Sr. And I got this, and it’s for Mom. It’s a book holder. It’s really cool,” one excited club member showed CBS4 the treasures he’d made.

“All the kids get to make about 5 or 6 crafts,” said Carie Mueller or Herman Miller, Inc. and one of the organizers of the We Care event.

The crafts and helping hands are provided by 15 architectural firms and 2 design schools from the Denver Metro area.

“It’s just a great way to give back to the community.. to give to kids and use a creative way to make presents,” Mueller added.

Nearly 300 children will come through the event and leave with hand-made gifts for their families and friends.

“A lot of kids don’t get that experience of being able to make something for their family without having money. It makes them happy,” said Tayla Conley, 17, a Boys & Girls Club member.

You can make some Christmas wishes come true by donating a new toy to the CBS4 Care 4 Colorado Toy Drive. Collection bins are set up at all Metro area King Soopers stores through December 31st.

– Written for the Web by CBS4 Special Projects Producer Libby Smith

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,710 other followers