Denver Broncos’ Cheerleaders Cheer for the Troops
In 2007, former Denver Broncos' cheerleader, Jenn Kelly helped to spearhead an initiative where Broncos' cheerleaders would help gather "basic" goods and send them to our troops overseas.
Kelly was told about the need for necessary supplies for men and women from her fiance. That year the Cheerleaders collected, boxed, and shipped supplies and Christmas gifts to a small group of Colorado Soldiers.
These days the collection of supplies as grown, last year they collected thousands of pounds of hygiene, food, and fun items. The program has been so successful that the organization "Colorado Supporting Our Troops" has come in to help pack, and distribute the items to units most in need.
Freddy's Restaurants will once again serve as collection sites along the Front Range through the month of November. Freddy's is a partner because the founder is a proud WWII vet. If you would like to donate, please drop off items at any of Freddy's locations. For the one nearest you, check out their website.
The Denver Broncos' Cheerleaders list these items as the most requested:
*Ground Coffee and dried creamer
*K-cups for Keurig coffee machines
*Freeze Dried Fruits
Chips (individually wrapped)
Cookies (individually packaged)
Pre-Packaged Baked Goods
Holiday Candy (no chocolate)
To-Go Drink Packets
Tuna in a Bag
Snack Pack Puddings
*Gold Bond Foot/Body Powder
*Lotrimin Foot Care Products
Bar Soap (unscented)
Moisturizing Eye Drops
Antibacterial gel (non-alcohol)
Mouthwash (travel size/alcohol-free)
Other Holiday Gifts:
*Pre-Paid Phone Cards
*Thick Cotton/Wool Socks (calf high)
*Posters of Colorado
*Twin Flannel Sheets
* most commonly requested items