Pride in giving back pulls on heartstrings |

Pride in giving back pulls on heartstrings

Noelle Leavitt Riley
Noelle Leavitt Riley

Perhaps the best part of giving back to the community is that it puts people in need in front of our own interests.

That’s what the people of Craig do so well — without question or a second thought, they help those who lost their home to fire, lend a helping hand to someone stranded on the side of the road and donate time and money to nonprofits that thrive on boosting the lives of others.

Pride beams from the faces of those who take time to give and humbleness consumes those on the receiving end.

The Craig Daily Press is extremely proud to present its new special section on philanthropic giving called Making a Difference.

Each story highlights the good works of local organizations that spend endless hours working to improve the community. As managing editor of the publication, my hope is that the featured nonprofits in this section will pull on your heartstrings and bring huge smiles to your faces.

If you haven’t already donated time or money to a nonprofit, hopefully you’ll consider doing so after diving into these stories.

It’s important to highlight that not every nonprofit is outlined in this section, and the ones that are do not take priority over others. Our goal is to give you a snippet into the lives of those who make a difference in Craig and Moffat County.

One thing is extremely apparent — without Moffat County United Way, many of the local nonprofits would not exist. The majority of the groups in Craig are fully or partially funded by United Way, and I can’t emphasize enough about how important it is to our community.

The Craig Daily Press would like to thank United Way for all its hard work, and the newspaper would also like to applaud those who so effortlessly donate to the organization.

As you read the articles in this special section, you’ll see a common thread that ties a number of nonprofits together, and it’s United Way.

So, please grab a cup of coffee, find a cozy spot to relax and plunge into the Craig Daily Press’ newest edition — Making a Difference.

Noelle Leavitt Riley is the managing editor of the Craig Daily Press and the Saturday Morning Press. Outside of her work at the newspaper, she spends time with the elderly, donates money to United Way and is an active member of Craig Rotary. Contact her at 970-875-1790 or

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