Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2019

Contact: Denise Robert, (O) 303-368-5208 / (C) 303-570-7577

Media Advisory / Photo Op - Friday, Nov 15

TallGrass organizes Soldier Box Packing Day
Mountain communities rally to support troops in the Middle East
Soldier Box Project sends caring holiday messages to soldiers

TallGrass Spa and Salon, project organizer  Volunteers and donors from Evergreen area communities

Packing Day – assembly of Soldier Box care packages for holiday shipment to troops in the Middle East

Friday, Nov 15, 2019
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

The Wild Game Experience, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen

During the past month, individuals and groups have been delivering donations to The Wild Game Experience in anticipation of tomorrow’s Soldier Box Packing Day.

Service clubs and residents of assisted living facilities, school students, a mentorship program, and crafters who sew and knit have been collecting personal care items, small games, baseball caps, and other holiday gifts for inclusion in the Soldier Box care packages being readied for shipment to troops in the Middle East in time for the holidays.

Also collected were more than 500 holiday cards and letters from elementary school students including Deer Creek Elementary School in Bailey and handmade drawstring bags loaded with personal hygiene items from the women of the Rotary Club of Evergreen.

Mountain Community Pathways’ Aktion Club, an Evergreen service group of developmentally disabled adults sponsored by the Blue Spruce Kiwanis Club, raised money to shop for items to pack into Soldier Boxes.

The mentees and mentors at Clear Creek Rock House in Idaho Springs, a program designed to empower kids in grades 6 to 12, collected donations of gifts and wrote letters to soldiers.

These gifts – and more donations from foothills communities – will be packed into flat rate postal boxes and delivered to the post office for shipment to the Middle East.

The goal for Friday’s shipment is to beat last year’s total of 258 boxes packed and shipped.

About the TallGrass Soldier Box Project:
For the past 10 years, TallGrass Spa has sponsored and coordinated the Soldier Box Project, sending care packages to troops in the Middle East twice each year – at holiday time and at Mother’s Day/Father’s Day – with generous support from spa staff, guests and foothills communities. Since the project began, an estimated 1,400 Soldier Boxes have been sent overseas.