Comea Shelter ‘Pays it Forward’ to families in need in the community

Comea Shelter 'Pay it Forward'
Comea Shelter 'Pay it Forward'(Mia Johnson)
Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 6:59 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Comea Shelter gave back to the community, because of an over-abundance of donations from community members and organizations. Families were able to get winter gear for little to nothing.

“We have an overabundance of clothes that we got throughout the pandemic and throughout the year, so we are wanting to clean shop and give back to the community because the community is so generous to us, constantly donating to us, giving us what we need, but we have an overabundance of things so we are just giving back,” said Josh Arrospide, Comea Programs Coordinator.

Families in need were able to get children’s winter boots, winter coats, socks, underwear and more. The shelter asked families for a $5 donation; however, those that couldn’t were sponsored by the shelter. Arrospide said their priority was meeting the need in the community and locating the families that needed resources.

“The end goal would be, of course, to clean out this parking lot; but really, reach out to as many families as we can because we want people to know what Comea does and we are constantly looking for ways to give back. Even though we are a safety net for the community, understanding that these clothes, and helping kids out - it’s the little things in life that we want be to appreciative of and show people that. Help comes in many different forms and sizes,” said Arrospide.

For more information on how to get help finding winter gear, contact the Comea Shelter at (307) 632-3174.

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