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Vicki Van Couvering: Thank you for support

To the editor

The Board of Directors and I cannot begin to thank the people of Craig and greater Moffat County for their encouragement and support to the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center since we changed directors in May. Our baby bottle fundraiser per bottle giving average is the highest it has been since the fire in 2007. We are so grateful to all the individuals who have and still are giving to the Pregnancy Center.

We also want to thank the business community so many of you have cheerfully given financial and in-kind support for the summer Walk-a-thon and the fall Chili Supper. We can't list everyone here, but they are on the poster in our window. We do want to mention Chapman Automotive, Cornerstone Realty, Dry Creek Enterprises, Masterworks Mechanical, Inc., Miller Appliance and T & H Parts for underwriting the costs for our summer Walk-a-thon.

The printer cartridge recycling program is a greater success than we could have imagined. Businesses, organizations and individuals are participating, and we are ready to send off our third box of cartridges for recycling.

The community also donates clothes, formula, food and even high dollar items like Port-a-Cribs, strollers and high chairs. People almost always say something like, "I wanted this to get to someone who could use it". Your generosity keeps our Practical Needs Store Room full and our volunteers busy.

I do have one other thing I'd like to ask you all to do … please help us get the word out. The Pregnancy Center isn't "just" for pregnant teens and women — we have resources for anyone raising or caring for infants and toddlers: single parents, couples, grandparents and foster parents. Almost everyone knows someone in one of those categories.

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Everything we have in our Practical Needs program is free, either given outright or loaned for 6 months. Anyone can take Earn While You Learn classes and earn "baby bucks" toward baby or toddler items we do not have at the Pregnancy Center but will get for them.

I've been in Craig about 3 1/2 years, and I can truthfully say this is the best town I've ever lived in. I am so blessed and proud to be part of this community and am grateful beyond words to all of you who support our mission and ministry at Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center.

Vicki Van Couvering

Executive Director

For the Board of Directors: Cheri Adams, Kathy Bockleman, Sari Cobb, Julie Grobe, Claudia Peters

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