From the editor: The art of giving back |

From the editor: The art of giving back

Noelle Leavitt Riley
Noelle Leavitt Riley

Hope, giving, caring and camaraderie are a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about nonprofits in our community.

It’s amazing how many people give their time and money to those in need, only to see a brighter future for the less fortunate in Moffat County.

One of the most amazing aspects of volunteering or giving money to a nonprofit is the way it makes the person on the receiving end feel.

It gives them that aspect of hope that they might have lost along the hard road of life. It let’s them know that people care, and — most importantly — it gives them a chance to start over.

That’s exactly what many of Moffat County’s nonprofits do to help those in need, which is an extremely important aspect to society.

Craig residents have huge hearts and they effortlessly give to those in who are down and out. Without facilitators to run nonprofits in our community, such giving would not be possible.

Moffat County United Way and Youth United Way work endless hours to make sure funds are generated and allocated to the proper entities.

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to bring you Making a Difference — a special section dedicated to highlighting a few of the nonprofits in our community that make a huge difference. It’s the second year that we’ve compiled this section.

Those who grew up in Craig were taught how to give back, and for those who just moved to this amazing community, it’s easy to see the love that everyone has for each other.

Now that’s something to brag about.

As Craig and Moffat County sift through all the hardships coming down the pike from the state and federal government as it relates to energy, endangered species and water rights, we know one thing for certain — we have big hearts that will carry us through as long as we continue to stick together.

I’m proud to be a Craig citizen and give my money and time to nonprofits. It’s my hope that the stories in this special section will prompt others to continue to give money and volunteer time to Craig and Moffat County.

Noelle Leavitt Riley is the managing editor of the Craig Daily Press and the Saturday Morning Press. Contact her at 970-875-1790, or

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