Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Perfect Peaches fundraiser! On August 17, 25 TRU staff and volunteers spent a fun morning greeting customers, loading cars with fresh Palisade peaches, and sharing stories about our connections to TRU Community Care.
The summer tradition of enjoying peaches from the Western Slope brings support to TRU, Colorado’s first hospice, from across the state with a truckload of peaches from White Orchard in Palisade. Farmer Ray White, a long-time hospice supporter says, “Working with hospice keeps the peaches rolling out the door and helps people receive the care they need. It’s been a great experience to work with TRU and to see how the community pulls together to make it happen. I’m proud to provide quality peaches each year.”
Local businesses also rally to support our mission. Superior Towing donates the tractor-trailer and driver to transport the fruit from Palisade to Lafayette. AAA Barricade provided the cones that allowed us to create our peach pick-up drive-thru. Our printing partner, MailGraphics, even lent us a pallet jack. Event sponsors, Ewing Leavitt Insurance Agency and Boulder Community Health, provide generous underwriting for the event which raises funds to support TRU’s mission to affirm life at every step of your journey with illness and loss. We’re grateful to our many 2019 Event Series sponsors, too!
We’ve heard from several people (and know from the countless peaches we’ve consumed ourselves in the past week) that we made the right decision to push back pick-up by one week to allow the peaches more time to ripen. We’ve also been pleased to receive glowing feedback about how organized, streamlined, and seamless our pick-up process was. It takes a village!
Here is a link to some of our favorite pictures from the morning on Facebook. Thank you to volunteer photographer Gregg Lowrimore for coming out at 5:00 a.m. to capture the entire morning!
We are so glad that so many people took time out of their day to be with us. If you were unable to participate, we missed you and hope you can make it next year!