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Can’d Aid Spreads People Powered Do-Goodery for COVID-19 Crisis Relief

April 29, 2020

Can’d Aid Spreads People Powered Do-Goodery for COVID-19 Crisis Relief

LONGMONT, CO (April 29, 2020) — Can’d Aid, a nationally recognized nonprofit focused on people powered do-goodery, has earned a reputation for spearheading innovative new programs that respond and adapt to evolving community needs. This couldn’t be more true during the COVID-19 community relief efforts across the country, as Can’d Aid aims to provide relief to our most vulnerable populations. Over the last six weeks, Can’d Aid’s new and evolving programs have focused on:

TOWNS: Can’d Aid, along with Oskar Blues Brewery, Ball Corporation, Atlas Copco and Coyote Logistics provides nearly 200,000 cans of water to the following communities in need:

  • 48,000 cans to the Food Bank of the Rockies
  • 50,400 cans to the Navajo Nation & Hopi Tribes in Flagstaff, AZ: Learn more at the original release.
  • 50,400 cans to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, AZ
  • 50,400 cans on May 4, 2020 to go to United Food Bank in Mesa, AZ (additionally supported by Rio Tinto)

With a new Giving Tuesday Now — focused on COVID-19 — approaching next week, those that can support Can’d Aid’s canned water donations may donate here. $240 buys a pallet of water and $10 buys a case of water.

PEN PAL NETWORK: With school out, and parents and children in search of activities in lieu of their regular routines, Can’d Aid launched the People Powered Pen Pal Network, connecting young and old, old-school style. Visit candaid.org to learn more and get connected with a pen pal.

ART KITS: Can’d Aid is rallying volunteers to help stuff art kits for children in foster care during this especially trying time.

  • Senior citizens at RiverPoint Community Center helped package 100 art kits
  • Employees at RMT Trucking are stuffing 100 art kits
  • Customers at Infinite Monkey Theorem can stuff art kits starting on 5/1 while picking up to-go orders of wine

LOVE YUR MAMA: In April, Can’d Aid launched a cleanup campaign for Earth Week that encourages participants to continue their cleanups as we welcome warmer spring days. Their ‘One Can’ campaign encourages solo neighborhood clean ups while people are spending more time at home, by picking up just one piece of trash to recycle while out on a daily walk. One straw, one plastic bag, one can. One can make a difference. Learn more at the original release.

Photos:          

Canned Water Photography & Video Footage

Pen Pal Network Letters

One Can Cleanup Campaign

Contact:        

Amanda Goad, [email protected], 970-403-4101

Diana Ralston, Executive Director, [email protected], 970-275-5156

About Can’d Aid

Can’d Aid spreads people powered do-goodery through Towns, Tunes, Treads & Trails and Love Yur Mama efforts nationwide. Core programs develop healthy and whole humans capable and inspired to nurture a healthy and whole planet. Since its inception in 2013, more than 1.7 million cans of water have been shipped post-disaster, over 4,000 bikes and 600 skateboards have been built for underprivileged youth, 2,100 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 66 million cans recycled. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, please visit candaid.org.

 

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