by Tyler Mathews, former Resource Development & Engagement VISTA
Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources (BBCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission “to provide education, training, and resources towards transforming the lives of individuals and strengthening the Carbon Valley community”. Brigit’s Bounty runs a 1-acre Giving Garden and works directly with students from Thunder Valley K-8 School to provide hands-on experience in the garden and education around horticulture, environmental stewardship, health, and nutrition. BBCR donates all of its fresh, chemical-free produce to local residents that are in need. BBCR has donated 3,492 pounds of produce to local households in need, 905 youth have participated in BBCR’s educational programs, and 834 volunteers have served 8,600 hours of community service in the Giving Garden over the last two years alone… And we continue to grow each year! BBCR also hosts a variety of low-cost or free community education programs in the garden, including Summer Garden Camp, Garden Field Trips, and Adult Gardening Workshops.
Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources will be holding our annual Gala in the Garden on September 17th, 2021 from 5:30pm–8:00pm at 110 Johnson Street, Frederick CO 80530. This fundraising event will bring members of the community out into the Giving Garden for a night of live music, food, drinks, garden tours, and silent auction bidding! All are welcome to join the fun at the Gala in the Garden. The silent auction portion of this event will begin online at secure.qgiv.com/event/BBCR on Sunday, September 12th at 10:00am and continue through the week until the end of the Gala. We have collected valuable items from local retailers, eateries, and community members to auction at this event. Don’t miss your chance to win exciting items and learn more about BBCR and our mission! Our ability to continue offering low-cost youth education programs and run the Giving Garden is a direct result of donor generosity. Thank you for helping us transform the lives of individuals and strengthen the Carbon Valley community!