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Marshall Fire Toy, Book, Game Distribution by CU Science Discovery extended through Sun., Jan. 16

Marshall Fire Toy, Book, Game Distribution by CU Science Discovery extended through Sun., Jan. 16

As we ring in the new year, we are grieving alongside our neighbors in Louisville and Superior. The scope of the #MarshallFire devastation in our community is unimaginable. Our hearts are with all of those who lost their homes. So many families impacted by the fire lost everything. We know of so many in our community who want to help in whatever way they can, and have been overwhelmed by our community's generous support. Having seen firsthand the tremendous stress our own kids experienced while awaiting news of their homes, we want to do something for those kids who lost everything... and who still need to play, perhaps more than ever right now.

How to Receive Toys, Books and Games

Visit CU Science Discovery toy distribution in Mt. Sanitas, Main Boulder Public Library during opening hours through Sunday, January 16.

Families who have lost their homes can sign up here to submit special requests and be kept informed of distribution plans (but this is not required).

CU Science Discovery is currently making plans for families to pick up items and will keep this site updated as events are added.

Date:
Saturday, Jan 15 2022
Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Mt. Sanitas Room
Library:
Main Library
Audience:
  Adult     All ages     Child     Teen     Tween  
Categories:
  Classes & Activities     STEAM  

Items will be available for families to choose*, such as

  • Books
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • LEGOs and other building kits
  • Art/craft supplies
  • Other toys (dolls, stuffed animals, etc.)
  • Science / STEM kits

*Families (or their friends who are supporting them!) are also invited to submit a special request here (https://bit.ly/SDToyDrive) and we will do our best to set aside some favorite things.

Monetary Donations

Cash donations are greatly needed at this time. If you are able to make a financial contribution, we recommend donating to the following funds:

Boulder County Wildfire Fund (administered by the Community Foundation of Boulder County)

Impact on Education (foundation supporting BVSD students & families)

Volunteers

If you are interested in assisting with this effort, please sign up here. We will be in touch as soon as we can.

How to Donate Toys, Books, Games through CU Science Discovery's Marshall Fire Toy Drive 

No more physical item donations are being accepted at this time due to an overwhelming outpouring of support for families. If you have gathered items for this drive, please hold on to them and visit CU Science Discovery's website for additional opportunities. We are working to schedule additional distribution events, particularly for families who may be unable to acquire additional goods at this time based on their temporary living situations.

Many thanks to everyone who has donated money, items, and service to our community. Thanks, also, to all of the staff and volunteers fighting the fires, coping with the devastating aftermath for people and their homes and businesses.

For updates, resources, and other ways to help: