Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - The ninth annual Cheyenne Day of Giving brought out dozens of volunteers and thousands of pounds of food on Friday.
The event is put on by Cheyenne congregations with the in-kind and monetary support from businesses around the community. Greta Morrow's search for a bone marrow donor led to her creating the event almost a decade ago. She says the cause is close to her heart.
Signing up for the bone marrow donor registry was just one of the ways people could donate on Friday. By noon, Day of Giving counted more than 7,000 pounds of non-perishable foods. They also collected household cleaning, personal care, and craft items.
The Cheyenne Lions Club collected headphones, eye glasses and cell phones. Attendees could also sign up for the organ and tissue donation registry.
Donations weren't just going on at the Kiwanis Community House, Brooke Benson was signing up bone marrow donors at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was a bone marrow donor herself, and met Morrow through a mutual friend. Her experience with donating is what inspired her to get involved with Day of Giving.