Rotary’s annual Adopt an Angel program returns this holiday season

The annual Adopt an Angel program is expecting to serve about 1,000 children and their respective families who are in need of assistance this year. With the program, Rotary Club of Summit County gifted winter clothing and toys to 771 children from 375 families last year.

To participate, people can grab tags off of the club’s trees at various locations throughout the community. Each tag represents a child that will receive toys, games, sporting goods, books or clothing. Goods are then dropped off at marked boxes through the donation deadline of Friday, Dec. 9. Kids will receive their gifts on Dec. 13.

Drop-off locations include Alpine Bank in Breckenridge, Dillon and Frisco; FirstBank in Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne; City Market in Dillon and Breckenridge; Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church and Dillon Town Hall in Dillon; Mountain Comfort, Summit County Library, Safeway, Walmart, Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters, Next Page Books & Nosh and Stork & Bear Co. in Frisco; Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District, Peak-A-Boo Toys and the Breckenridge Recreation Center in Breckenridge; Steep Brewing & Coffee Co. in Keystone; Red Buffalo Coffee & Tea, Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, High Country Healing and the Silverthorne Recreation Center in Silverthorne.

Along with physical gifts, monetary donations are strongly encouraged as they allow the nonprofit to shop in bulk with its tax-exempt status. Stores like Stork & Bear Co. and Next Page Books & Nosh will also give a discount toward Adopt An Angel purchases.

The program doesn’t accept stuffed animals, items with batteries or used products.

Visit for gift ideas or to make a donation. People can also email if they have questions.