Cheyenne's eighth annual Day of Giving will be this Friday but many were giving early today at the depot plaza. Jumpstart, now in its second year, is hosted by the Downtown Development Authority.
People can donate cash,non-perishable food, personal care items and craft supplies for local charities. United Blood Services' mobile bus will also be there. If you'd like to donate blood the process takes about an hour. To encourage people to donate blood the DDA will be giving away a $150 gift basket to one lucky blood donor.
All donations from Jumpstart will support the Cheyenne Day of Giving. Blood donations can be made through 6 pm tonight and from noon until three tomorrow. All other donations for Jumpstart can be made inside the depot through six tonight and from noon until six Wednesday evening.
For more information on the Day of Giving event this Friday, visit www.cheyennenetwork.com/dayofgiving
You can also call Greta Morrow, one of the event organizers at