On Saturday, December 12, 2015 more than 500 volunteers helped assemble and deliver more than 5,280 gift baskets to home-bound and isolated seniors in our community. The recipients were nominated from others who felt they may need a little joy during the holiday season. Co-founded in 1983 by Denver Post columnist Woody Paige, the Basket of Joy program continues to bring joy each year with these gift baskets filled with fresh fruit, candy and a handmade card from a Denver-area school child. Woody joined The Denver Post ACTS (Assisting The Community Through Service) employee volunteers and can be seen in a photo in the Thank You section below.
Basket of Joy is produced in partnership with Volunteers of America, Albertsons, Safeway, Denver Mattress Company, InnovAge, and Anadarko. In the photo above, Ron DeVries, Center Director from InnovAge delivers a basket to a happy recipient in Aurora.
For more information on Basket of Joy, click here.