Yellowbright and Clients: Happenings & News

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Yellowbright will launch new promos, classes, online tutorials, and products in 2020! Stay tuned for information! 

Stuffies for Emergencies Gathers 1,268 Stuffed Animals for UCHealth/PVH

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Our youngest client to date, Marlie Walker, age 9, of Fort Collins, CO, created a new project  in 2018 called Marlie's Stuffies for Emergencies, following the untimely passing of her father, Cody Walker, who died in a motorcycle accident that year. When Cody was in the emergency room of Poudre Valley Hospital, the family was present, including Marlie. A nurse gave Marlie a stuffed octopus to comfort her and it was the memory of this that moved Marlie to create Stuffies for Emergencies. Starting on her dad's birthday, November 1,  and running through Thanksgiving in 2018 and 2019, Marlie and her family collected 616 stuffed animals in year one and 1,268 in year two that were then ceremoniously donated to UCHealth/Poudre Valley Hospital. These will be given out by first responders and ER staff when children are experiencing trauma and loss. "I want to help kids who are going through hard stuff like me," Marlie stated. We are proud to assist Marlie with pubic relations for her project and, working with the Media Relations team of UCHealth in 2018, Marlie made it onto three TV stations, the front page of The Coloradoan, across social media, and even on Colorado Governor, Jared Polis' Facebook page! In 2019, she won an award through the American Legion and was voted the Hometown Hero through Colorado State University. 

Follow the project online at facebook.com/MarliesStuffiesForEmergencies and on Instagram: @marliesstuffiesforemergencies

What Fuels You: An Electric Road Trip

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Our client in Minnesota, Erika Gilsdorf, is an accomplished videographer and documentarian who, along with partners, launched a new project in late 2019 called What Fuels You: An Electric Road Trip. The party of three traveled throughout MN in a 2017 Chevy Bolt electric vehicle and met with people around the state who are making a positive impact on the environment. Video footage was captured of each visit and will be released in a series of 25 videos through YouTube in 2020. 

Follow the group and project at facebook.com/whatfuelsyou and @whatfuelsyouusa on Instagram and YouTube

Freestone Design-Build Opens New Studio

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Our clients at Freestone Design-Build opened their new design studio at 222 Pine Street in Old Town, Fort Collins, in the fall of 2018 and also hosted a WomenGive Business Member Social for the holidays to celebrate their new space. The company is owned by husband and wife team, Scott and Cheri Freestone, natives of Fort Collins, and they employ two of their three children in the company currently. Scott and son Logan are on the building/construction side of the business, while Cheri and daughter Savannah are designers and operators of the studio. Housed in one of Fort Collins' oldest buildings, the Freestones and their team tastefully restored their building and preserved much of its original features such as exposed brick and trim details. Information: freestonedesignbuild.com 

Photo by Zebra Jellyfish Photography

Rocky Mountain Box Company Participates in Fundraiser for Carter Edgerley, RMHS

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Rocky Mountain Box Company of Fort Collins, CO recently participated in a fundraiser for Rocky Mountain High School Senior, Carter Edgerley, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. The event was held January 18, 2019 at the Rocky Mountain High School and it gathered record attendance for the school, while raising $12,000 for Carter and his family to assist with their medical bills. 

Rocky Mountain Box Company specializes in the rental, delivery, and pick up of eco-friendly, green plastic totes used for moving and storage. It was recently purchased by new owner, Kyle McCormick of Fort Collins, CO from Bob Sutton, founder. 

For information on RMBC, visit rockymountainboxco.com 

The Family Center/La Familia BELONG Breakfast

Yellowbright President, Dawn Duncan, with Fort Collins Mayor, Wade Troxell, 5/1/19

On May 1, 2019, community members, including Yellowbright President, Dawn Duncan, gathered to raise funds for The Family Center/La Familia. In attendance at the table was Mayor Wade Troxell of Fort Collins, CO, along with several civic leaders and community influencers. The organization provides affordable, high quality

WomenGive Charter Member Luncheon

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Yellowbright founder, Dawn Duncan, is a Charter Member of WomenGive, a division of United Way of Larimer County that raises money for single mothers to pay for daycare costs while finishing their education. A Charter Member luncheon was held in November of 2018 to honor the Charter Members and announce that 22 childcare scholarships were awarded in the 2018 fall semester alone. To date, the organization has assisted 264 women in need with scholarships, helped 345 children, and contributed to the earning of 105 degrees. The luncheon was held at Jay's Bistro, Fort Collins, CO. Dawn Duncan is pictured with Amanda Miller of The Placesetting Company who is also Chairwoman of WomenGive 2018. Information: uwaylc.org. 

Photo by Zebra Jellyfish Photography

Launch Ladies Changes Ownership

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In the fall of 2014, Yellowbright founder, Dawn Duncan, started a new private club called Launch Ladies, designed to bring enterprising female entrepreneurs of Northern Colorado together for social time and networking. The organization has grown to include an invitation list of more than 200 women and delivers monthly luncheons and/or socials for members. In December, 2018, ownership of Launch Ladies was officially passed on to Taylor Strope of Mountainside Events and her mother, Kim Strope of Savant Homes. The transition took place at the group's holiday party at Social in Old Town Fort Collins and Dawn was honored by the new owners for her contributions. Information:  facebook.com/launchladiesnoco