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Baskets of Joy delivered to 5,280 seniors around the Denver metro area

December 09, 2017

DENVER – Fifty-two-eighty is a significant number for us in the Mile High City. On Saturday morning, nearly 2,000 volunteers packed and delivered just as many “Baskets of Joy” to seniors in need.

“In the baskets are 17 pieces of fruit, five pieces of candy, and a Christmas card that is a Holiday card,” said Denny Gray.

He’s one of several people who started the Basket of Joy project back in 1988. The year before, two baskets went to a pair of women who suffered a great financial loss.

Denver7’s own Woody Paige decided to write a Denver Post column about the women, and took it upon himself to deliver a basket of produce to show his sympathy.