State: Colorado

Thirty-five Walgreens team members attended the event in Denver to administer flu shots. (PHOTO: Rhett Noonan) Thirty-five Walgreens team members attended the event in Denver to administer flu shots. (PHOTO: Rhett Noonan)

Partner Spotlight: Walgreens Offers Health and Hope in Denver

Among the tents that line La Alma — Lincoln Park in Denver on a cloudy Saturday morning, one area stands out in particular. Four red Walgreens tents differentiate themselves from the big white-top tents surrounding them — and the dozens of white coats inside are hard to miss.

Walgreens has partnered with Convoy of Hope at our Community Events dozens of times since 2014, but this is the biggest presence they’ve had to date. Thirty-five Walgreens team members are present and ready to give out hundreds of flu shots to guests of honor.

Walgreens team members administered flu shots to guests of honor at the event.

Walgreens team members administered flu shots to guests of honor at the event. (PHOTO: Rhett Noonan)

Local store manager, Shawn Horst, understands the importance of giving back. “Our store is so close,” he says. “We’ve been able to serve all types of people from the community — young families, elderly people and even a few homeless guests.”

Walgreens is well-known for their active involvement in the community, but loyal customers seem pleasantly surprised to see them at the event.

“I always shop at Walgreens,” says Rita Schuster, a guest at the event. “I came by today because I needed a flu shot. It’s great to see that Walgreens cares about the community.”

University students and full-time staff members are available to help guests with intake forms, administer flu shots and send guests on their way with a free tote bag.

“It’s yet another way Walgreens can help out our community,” says District Manager Stephanie Horton. “To be here and see what a difference we can make feels good.”

Hundreds of guests received flu shots at the event in Denver.

Hundreds of guests received flu shots at the event in Denver. (PHOTO: Rhett Noonan)

Since 2014, thousands of flu shots have been administered at no cost to the patient. Hope takes teamwork and we are proud to partner with our friends at Walgreens to promote health and offer hope to guests of honor in need.

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Community Outreach / Partner Spotlight

Chick-fil-A Colorado Relief Drive

The 33 Chick-fil-A Restaurants® in Colorado and Wyoming are partnering with Convoy of Hope this October to provide disaster relief to Colorado residents impacted by recent flooding.

From Oct. 14 to 25:

Chick-fil-A restaurants will collect high-demand relief supplies for flood victims and first responders. On Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., each restaurant will host a Spirit Night fundraiser, donating a percentage of all sales to our efforts. The Chick-fil-A® Foundation – the company’s charitable giving arm – will match all funds raised on Oct. 25 up to $25,000.

 Customers who wish to donate supplies for disaster relief are encouraged to choose from the following:

  • Consumer gift cards for displaced families
  • New rubber work gloves (all sizes)
  • New rubber boots (all sizes)

All items collected from the drive will go directly to flood victims and first responders.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Colorado residents impacted by recent flooding,” said Stevan Stein, franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A in Fort Collins. “Many of our Chick-fil-A team members and customers have been displaced from their homes or directly impacted by flooding, so this really hits home for our Chick-fil-A family. We encourage the community to join us as we raise funds and collect items for the many people recovering from and responding to this disaster.”

“We are honored to partner with Chick-fil-A to help families in Colorado who are recovering from the floods,” said Hal Donaldson, chief executive officer and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “We are very thankful for Chick-fil-A and its customers for helping us help families in Colorado.”

For more information, contact a local Chick-fil-A Restaurant. To locate a Chick-fil-A Restaurant, visit

Chick-fil-A.com/Locations.

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