Silver Key seeks donations, delivery help

       Donations of small frozen turkeys and hams are being requested by Silver Key Senior Services for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
       “This time of year can be pretty lonely for a lot of our seniors,” said Paul Koch, Silver Key's resource development director. “They may not have family nearby, and no one likes to think of holidays by themselves.”
       Donations can be brought to the nonprofit agency at 2250 Bott Ave. Nov. 19 to 25 (for Thanksgiving) and Dec. 9 to 20 (Christmas). Drop-offs will be accepted Monday through Saturday.
       Turkeys should be under 16 pounds and hams under 6 pounds because otherwise there's too much food for an individual, Koch said.
       Plans are to use the turkeys and hams in about 1,000 food boxes that will be delivered to seniors in their homes. Volunteers are also needed to help with deliveries. For more information, call 884-2300.
       The Colorado City Creamery, 2602 W. Colorado Ave., will be a drop location for the annual Care and Share turkey drive.
       Turkeys can be dropped off during working hours Monday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 23. The Care and Share Food Bank is used by numerous area food pantries and other services for the needy.
       For more information, call the Creamery 634-1411.
       Rick's Nursery, 600 N. 18th St., is accepting donations of non-perishable food items and/or winter coats to go to the Springs Rescue Mission. For more information, call Rick's at 636-3085.
       Adams Bank & Trust, 1310 Garden of the Gods Road, is collecting food for Care & Share. Canned and boxed goods and also money donations will be accepted until Christmas. The business is open Monday through Friday. For more information, call 448-0707.

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