The lifecycle of a donation

Vail Vail Cares History

 

1991 - ​JERRY MILSAPS, PASTOR OF LAKE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, BEGAN ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND CLOTHING AT HIS OFFICE AND WOULD DISTRIBUTE THEM TO NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

1992 - BENNY CLARK, ANOTHER LOCAL PASTOR, AND JERRY ORGANIZED VAIL VALLEY CARES AND ASKED THE CONGREGATIONS OF THE VAIL CHAPEL FOR SUPPORT.

1994 THEY WENT TO VAIL VALLEY ROTARY TO ASK FOR A GRANT TO OPEN A THRIFT STORE IN EDWARDS.  THE VAIL ROTARY CLUB GUARANTEED THEIR RENT FOR A YEAR AND PROVIDED MANY VOLUNTEER HOURS TO GET THE STORE UP AND RUNNING.  

1995 - AFTER ONLY A FEW MONTHS, THE STORE WAS FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT AND WAS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.  A STORE IN EAGLE WAS ALSO OPENED.    

2000 - GREG OSTEEN JOINED VAIL VALLEY CARES IN 1998 AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  AS THE STORES WERE SELF SUSTAINING, THEY BEGAN TO MAKE MONEY.  THEY STARTED LOOKING AT HOW WE COULD BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.  AFTER RESEARCHING MANY OPTIONS, VVC BEGAN GIVING GRANTS TO LOCAL NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE VAIL VALLEY.  

2002 - THE EXISTING LAND IN EAGLE WAS PURCHASED FOR THE THRIFTY SHOP TO BE BUILT ON CHAMBERS AVE.
EAGLE THRIFTY SHOP OPENS.     
2014 - VAIL VALLEY CARES THRIFTY SHOPS EMPLOY 20-25 PEOPLE AND HAS GIVEN OVER $2.7M BACK TO EAGLE COUNTY NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.
2018- WE ARE GIVING GRANTS TO NON PROFIT HELP ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY FOR MANY SUCCESFULL YEARS NOW . 

2019 - WE CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

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