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Community PIF (Pay-It-Forward) and Community Cares Hustling for Others

When he was 16, Zak Clayton opened his front door to a couple of policemen who had arrived to inform his father that Zak had been in a motorcycle accident and flown to a hospital by flight for life.

“It was very confusing,” Zak recalls. “It took a while for my dad and I to convince the officers that I was just fine and standing in the doorway talking to them. Then we learned that it had been two of my good friends.”

That eerie close call inspired Zak to launch his first fundraising campaign. He raised money to help his two buddies recover from their severe injuries as a result of the motorcycle accident.

“The people who hit me, they left me there. I was on the side of the road for seven hours before help came.”

— Zak Clayton

Fast Forward 

Fast forward many years and Zak was suddenly the one in need of help. In August 2014, he was riding his motorcycle around a blind curve and was forced off the road by a car coming the opposite direction. It had crossed the double-yellow line and was in Zak’s lane.

“I was thrown off my motorcycle and into a fence,” says Zak. “I broke bones in my face, skull and neck, but my broken neck wasn’t diagnosed until two years later. The people who hit me, they left me there. I was on the side of the road for seven hours before help came.”

Start of Pay It Forward

After emerging from the hospital, Zak discovered that his desire to help others – all others, not just injured motorcyclists – had been rekindled, and he started Clayton PIF (Pay-it-Forward). It has since been renamed Community PIF to better capture the organization’s mission.

Zak Clayton in one of many Facebook videos about PIF events.

Community PIF brings together local merchants and local causes to create big impact, and anyone can participate any time simply by shopping at participating merchants.

Here’s how it works: When you shop at a participating merchant, all you have to do is take a picture of your receipt, then submit it to Community PIF and designate it to your cause of choice. You could donate to your kids’ school, a friend in need, or a nonprofit organization. The merchant agrees to pay a percentage of your purchase back to the cause of your choice. 

Zak says his hardest challenge is educating shoppers about this easy way to support their community. He hopes to launch an app in the future that will make the process even easier.

Community Cares

In addition to Community PIF, Zak organizes other events under the umbrella of Community Cares. This organization endeavors to get clothes, food and other items to needy families, including injured bikers.

“When you get in an accident, insurance companies are in no hurry to help you,” explains Zak. “But in the meantime, your kids still need clothes and food doesn’t magically appear on your table. We can help them get clothing, life-critical needs, coats, school supplies, food. We do our best to help people maintain their lives while they put the pieces back together after a motorcycle accident.”

In fact, Community Cares doesn’t limit its efforts to motorcycle accident victims. The organization will help anybody in need. 

How does Zak do it all? He hustles! Zak hosts several events throughout the year called, “Day of Donations,” where people can donate their unwanted goods and needy families can show up and “shop.” 

“We set up these events in different cities and lay all the items out garage-sale-style,” says Zak. “People can have them for free. All they have to do is let us know what their situation is. If they can afford to make a donation, great, but that’s not necessary. I just want to make sure this stuff gets into the hands of the people who need it.”

He adds, “We’re getting ready to do school supplies and winter supplies. Even teachers – they have to buy a lot of those supplies out of their own pockets. We want to help them, too!”

Zak says he recently had a friend ask him how he did it all and if he was able to make a living for himself while doing so much for the community. 

Zak responded, “Am I rich? No. But it’s worth it. I help people. That’s all I really want to do and I’m extremely happy.”

August 13, 2019

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Is It Required to Have Insurance on a Motorcycle?

I Witnessed a Denver Bike Accident: Here are the top five things I learned from the experience

Is It Required to Have Insurance on a Motorcycle?

By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm

 

I have yet another horrific motorcycle accident story to tell you. But I’m going to share the moral of the story before I share the story itself.

 

The moral of the story is this: Motorcyclists must buy as much insurance as they can possibly afford before getting on their bike. At a minimum, you should have $250,000 of Underinsured Motorist Coverage.

 

Now, here is the story to give gut-wrenching meaning to that moral…

 

I am representing a young man, in his 30s, who was riding his sport bike legally down a road in Lafayette, CO. He was traveling around 35 miles per hour and entered an intersection at the exact time that a car turned left in front of him.

 

My client, I’ll protect his identity and call him Louis, was wearing all the protective gear you can imagine: a riding jacket, gloves, pants and helmet. Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet because he would probably have died at the scene if he hadn’t. Yet, he still sustained grave and tragic injuries.

 

Louis was taken to the hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries and was in ICU for weeks. He had a broken neck, broken ribs, internal injuries and a broken left hand and arm, which was broken in multiple places. But by far the worst of the injuries were to his right shoulder, which was the first part of his body to hit the car. Doctors literally had to remove his entire shoulder, including his right arm. It’s almost impossible to understand until you see him: he has no right shoulder or right arm.

 

Now, I said that Louis was geared up and protected in every possible way, but there was one way that he was unprotected. He only carried the minimum amount of insurance required by the state of Colorado and only $25,000 in Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM).

 

As far as insurance goes, Louis may as well have been riding naked.

 

Worse, the person who hit him only had $50,000 in coverage. This means, at the absolute maximum, Louis can get $75,000. His medical bills are going to be over a million dollars.

 

Fortunately, we were able to get Louis covered by Medicare, which will likely cover much of his medical expenses, but now imagine what the rest of Louis’s life will be like. He was a truck driver; his career is over. What kind of work do you think he can secure now? And his injuries will require ongoing care, too. Truly, $75,000 is not going to help Louis much, but it is the absolute maximum that he can get from the insurance companies.

 

Motorcyclists Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

When you purchase motorcycle insurance in Colorado, you are given the option to waive $25,000 in UIM. Luckily, Louis didn’t waive this right. However, he should have increased it to at least $250,000. That is money he could be using right now to plan for his future.

 

UIM covers a LOT more than health insurance, by the way. It covers…

  • Lost wages

  • Past and future medical expenses

  • Any damage arising from the accident (with the exception of property damage)

  • All economic and noneconomic loss, which includes pain and suffering

 

Now, don’t you wish Louis had more UIM coverage on his motorcycle insurance policy?

 

Here is the second moral of the story: If you think “the other driver” will pay for your injuries after a motorcycle accident, think again. Most drivers out there don’t carry enough insurance to cover a motorcyclist’s injuries after an accident. You have to protect yourself.

 

As for the other insurance you should carry, read on.

 

Is It Required to Have Insurance on a Motorcycle?

 

In addition to UIM, you should carry the following on your motorcycle insurance policy:

  • Liability Coverage Liability insurance covers damages to another person’s property resulting from an accident that you cause. (Your liability coverage doesn’t pay for any of your expenses related to any accident. It pays for damage and injuries that you cause.)

  • Collision Coverage Collision insurance protects your motorcycle when it is involved in a crash with another vehicle or a stationary object. (But remember: this coverage will not pay for any medical bills you incur.)

  • Comprehensive Coverage Comprehensive insurance doesn’t give you complete coverage, contrary to what its name might indicate. Comprehensive insurance just covers damages to your vehicle not caused by a collision and motorcycle owners can be surprised by how much this can encompass. Comprehensive coverage generally falls under “acts of God or nature” that are typically out of your control when driving – a spooked deer, a heavy hailstorm, a carjacking, etc.

  •  Medical Payment Coverage, also called MedPay, is a premium that your insurance company must offer you. In fact, in order to forfeit the coverage, you must sign a waiver. The value of the coverage can range from $5,000 to $100,000. This coverage can be used to pay for first responders, such as ambulance companies. It also covers emergency room bills or any other medical bills related to your injury as a result of your accident, whether or not you were at fault. Do not waive this coverage!

 

Finally, I want to address this idea of “full coverage.” If your insurance agent tells you that you have “full coverage,” ask her what that actually means. If you don’t have at least $250,000 in UIM and also MedPay, you do not have enough coverage.

 

I truly wouldn’t mind reviewing your insurance policy if you need help! (Insurance cards and policies are confusing. I help friends with this all the time.) Give me a call and let’s make sure you’re protected before you get out on two wheels!

 

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to call or email me! 303-388-5305, scott@osullivan-law-firm.com

Is a DUI a Felony?

This is such a great game. I also know it works. Your kids see motorcycles. As a rider, every time I get near a car with children they get excited. Play this game please!

 Words to live by for everyday! 

Get a Ride Home for St. Patty’s Day

By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm

 

The luck o’ the Irish to you! March is a fun month, but I want to share some “sobering” statistics about drunk driving with you. My hope is that you will leave your car at home, pick a designated driver, or get a ride from one of the many convenient car services available to you.

 

First, some facts.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day about 30 people die in the United States —one every 51 minutes —due to wrecks involving someone under the influence of alcohol.

  • Crashes related to alcohol killed more than 10,000 people in 2012 alone.

 

So, in the spirit of prevention, here are a few tips to help you stay safe on the roads this March.

 

Do You Know Your Limit?

Many of us think that we know our alcohol intake limit: the magic amount that helps us to feel part of the festivities but still safe to drive. But I would caution you to think hard about using the “I-know-my-limit” tactic to avoid drunk driving. The truth is, most of us overestimate how many drinks we can tolerate.

 

The Today Show reported this story in 2013:

 

TODAY conducted a social experiment, inviting a group of friends to a restaurant and telling them it was for a story about holiday drinking. What they didn't know was that after the party, a local police officer working with TODAY would be giving them Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests. 

 

Half the guests were told to drink as they normally would, and the other half were told not to drink at all, so they could serve as designated drivers. (Car services were also hired as a backup to make sure everyone got home safely.)

 

One partygoer who drank, Kim, thought she would be OK if she waited "at least an hour, hour and a half" before she drove. But when she was given an Breathalyzer test after that time, she was surprised to find that after only two drinks, she had a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent (the legal limit is 0.08 percent).

 

"I thought I could have two and be safe," Kim said. Authorities say that's a common mistake. Even after you stop drinking, your blood alcohol level can continue to rise as the liquor seeps into your system.

 

Another partygoer, Ron, thought he could safely drive two blocks home. But given a field sobriety test, he was unable to do it. His blood alcohol level was 0.13.

 

"I probably would have gotten into a car to drive home had I been at a local bar," Ron admitted. "God forbid I'd hurt someone or killed somebody."

 

I would argue that none of us know our limit and that this is a horrible tactic to use when attending a party. If you plan to drive, you simply can’t drink.

 

Designate a Driver

While many of us think that the designated driver concept has been around in the United States for a long time, our country was actually slow to adopt it. Wikipedia reports:

 

The designated driver concept was developed in Scandinavia over several decades beginning in the 1920s, leading to a formalized designated driver program in the 1980s. The program was introduced in Canada in 1986 by Hiram Walker and Sons as "The Canadian Club Designated Driver Program". The program was accepted readily and supported by the police, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the hospitality industry and the public. There were few if any detractors. The program was heavily promoted by Hiram Walker's President Doug Young and the company's PR agency Marshall Fenn Limited led by David Butler. The concept swept Canada, the USA and many other countries during 1986.

 

Here’s the problem with choosing a designated driver: they sometimes cheat! They think they know their limit (see above) and they will have a couple of drinks, believing that they can “handle it.” But when they get behind the wheel, driving their friends home, they are not as safe as they should be.

 

Here are a few ways to choose a designated driver, especially among friends who go to parties together often:

  • Choose before the party: One of the biggest mistakes people make is to pick a designated driver after arriving at a party. Even if everyone hasn’t started drinking yet, it’s hard to be picked and refrain from drinking once you’ve gotten excited about participating in the festivities. Pick your DD ahead of time so that no one’s hopes are dashed. It’s easier to commit to your responsibilities when you know them ahead of time.

  • Use birthdays: You could decide that oldest goes first and rotate through the group for each event until everyone has taken their turn at the important responsibility.

  • Pick randomly: Alternately, you could pick randomly using straws or a coin flip. Obviously, if someone recently served as the DD, they get a “bye.”

  • Have a backup plan: If your designated driver chooses to cheat and drink, you need to have a backup plan. I suggest that everyone agrees that, if the DD drinks, he or she buys rides home for everyone in taxis or other car services. That’s a good deterrent!

 

Test Yourself

There are all kinds of products on the market today that enable you to test your own blood alcohol content (BAC). (You could get one of these as part of your designated driver plans, to make sure your driver is sober!) Simply type “breathalyzer” into your search engine and you’ll see pages of options.

 

Get a Ride

When it comes to staying safe on the road during the holidays, my personal go-to plan is to get a ride. Both ways. I don’t even drive my car to the party because it might tempt me to drive home. (Again, none of us really knows our limit.) Of course, the most popular driver service today is Uber, but that can be pricier than a good old fashioned cab.

 

Program your plans (Uber app, taxi number) into your phone before you head to the party to make the decision even safer.

 

Make it Easy on Your Friends

Are you hosting a party? Take efforts to keep your friends safe, including:

  • Celebrate the Designated Drivers! Do something at the party to recognize and thank the DDs. Maybe you can make them a yummy alcohol-free cocktail that looks and tastes just as fun as what everyone else is drinking.

  • Contact Uber and taxis to let them know that you’re having a party and they should have drivers ready when you expect the party to wind down.

  • Offer sleeping arrangements beforehand, so that people know they’re safe if they have too many.

 

Do you have other ideas? Send them to me at info@osullivanlawfirm.com.  And please, let’s be careful out there!

This is right in my wheel house with a sixteen year old starting to drive in my home. Great points, great idea's.

I Witnessed a Denver Bike Accident: Here are the top five things I learned from the experience

By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm

 

During the morning rush hour recently, I witnessed a horrific accident involving a car and a bicyclist. Sadly, the bicyclist was at fault and wasn’t wearing a helmet. I’ve talked to my kids about the incident and I’m going to share it with you today because I think we can all learn from this sad event.

 

Here’s what I saw…

 

I was heading northbound on Lincoln and I stopped at a red light at 11th Avenue. There was one car in front of me. A female biker was heading northbound on the sidewalk next to the roadway and she didn’t stop when the lights turned red. She simply kept going. When she crossed the intersection, the eastbound cars were already fully in motion and one of the cars struck the her.

 

The biker’s body did pinwheels 20 feet into the air and she landed on the top of her head. Her bike was thrown 100 feet farther up 11th Avenue.

 

All of us in cars nearby jumped out to help her and we called 911. The biker was nonresponsive but then she started making noises and moving. However, she was definitely severely injured, with head injuries and broken bones.

 

I also made the assumption that this woman was a commuter because she had on a dress but no helmet.

 

Since the accident was her fault, this poor woman will be responsible for all of her own medical bills, lost wages, and more. I felt like I was watching a life destroyed right in front of me, even though it looked like she would live.

 

Here are the lessons we can all learn from this tragedy:

  1. If you commute to work on a bike, you have to wear a helmet. I don’t care if your hair gets messed up. Bring a brush. Vanity is no reason to risk your life.

  2. Obey traffic laws when you’re biking. It is illegal to bike on sidewalks. In fact, unless your destination is within 100 feet, if police catch you riding on a sidewalk, you’ll get a ticket. Also, obey traffic lights.

  3. Pay attention to all nearby traffic. Assume that drivers can’t see you. When you come to an intersection, look in every direction where a car might be approaching. Cars aren’t looking for you! You must look for them.

  4. When crossing an intersection, don’t move in front of vehicles without getting eye contact with the nearby drivers.

  5. Wear a helmet. Yes, it’s worth repeating. I can’t stop seeing that poor woman flying through the air and landing on her head.

 

What Are Denver’s Laws for Bicyclists?

Over the years, I have found that most bicyclists don’t know Denver’s bicycle laws. (Those who do know the laws often tend to ignore them, but that is truly unwise.) Therefore, I thought I’d share some of the Denver laws that particularly apply to bicyclists who choose to traverse Denver’s city streets:

  • Bicyclists must ride close to the right curb. This is especially important if you are riding in traffic and going slower than the posted speed limit. It is your duty as a biker to ride as far to the right as possible. (Auto drivers get very impatient when they get stuck behind a bicyclist who refuses to move over. Don’t be that biker; in any match between a car and a bike, the biker loses.)

  • Bicyclists are allowed to use the right-hand shoulder. I strongly recommend riding as far to the right in the shoulder as possible.

  • Bicyclists must follow all traffic signals and signs just as if they were in a car. For example, when you come to a stop sign or stop light, you must stop. (When I’m in my neighborhood and stopped at a four-way intersection, I always look for bikers. They’re everywhere! If I see a biker coming, I tend to wave him or her through the intersection because I know what a pain it is to stop and then start up again on a bike. It’s very different for the car driver who only has to push a foot down on the gas. However, bikers need to make eye contact with drivers at every intersection to assure make sure they are seen.)

  • When riding between sunset and sunrise, a cyclist must use lights, including a white light in front that can be seen from 500 feet away, and a reflector on back that can be seen from 100 to 600 feet away. In the winter (and we have a lot of hearty winter bicyclists in Colorado), when there are more night hours than daylight hours, bikers should always be prepared to wear lights and reflectors.

 

Read this document to learn more about Colorado Bicycling Laws.

 

What Are Your Rights as a Bicyclist?

Of course, many bicyclists know the laws and adhere to them, but Colorado drivers are impatient (and growing more impatient as our roads become more congested). Here are the rights you can expect as a biker in Colorado:

  • You have the right to ride on any public road in Colorado. But remember, you’ve got to obey all posted traffic signals, just like everyone else.

  • Cars need to leave 3 feet of space when passing a bicyclist.

 

That’s really it. Your rights as a biker are very similar to those of an auto driver because we are all expected to behave courteously and follow the law. If you neglect your responsibilities on the road, not only might you get hurt, but you could get a ticket.

 

Biking is fantastic exercise, good for the environment and a cheap way to get from A to B, but you also have to assume that you have a giant bullseye on your clothing, especially when you’re riding downtown. I never, ever want to see an accident like this one again. Please be safe.

 

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to call or email me! 303-388-5305, scott@osullivan-law-firm.com

A Plea to the Motorcycle World

 

 

A vision of the future, & how we will get there!

We Want to Help You

Listen. It means so much.

A Contribution from The CommunityPIF Written by Zak Clayton

Simple But Effective

We live in a time now where, even though computerization has made things easier, we are all always in a hurry. Waiting in line, traffic, walking behind someone, even fast food does not move at a speed that is conducive to our busy lives. No matter how well you plan, plot or schedule there is always going to be something that gets in the way of a timely chore. I am going to say it a couple times, so I might as well start now. The best thing to do is, start earlier. Now, funny thing about this is, when we are ready to start earlier, we make the mistake of instead of adding time, we rearrange the schedule. Instead of leaving at 11 to be somewhere by 11:30 o we can be at our next place by 1, we think, if I leave at 10:30 I can be done at 12:30. This does not help us or our stress level. If anything, it increases our stress. If something happens, and we are not done early, we are upset because we started early, and it did nothing. If we keep it simple, take off early, and use that extra time to slow down, take a breath and relax a little, with intentions of finishing at the original time, you will feel better, less stress and could find yourself doing amazing things because, well, you can. While you are in line at the store, you can have a stress-free conversation with the veteran standing behind you, thanking her, him for the service they gave to our country. You can hold the door for someone who is having a tough time with an arm full of laundry and a child trying to run, kicking and screaming. Smiling at someone will replace walking past them with your head down in indifference. These small things could make the difference for you, but it could really pick up someone else who is having a very tough time. It is also, for your own amusement, funny when you take a minute to say high to someone waiting in line and you surprise them. You can tell that that is something that is lost today.

I find it amusing when I pop off with some dim-witted comment, usually at my own expense, and the people around me are caught off guard. At first, they will not know what is going on. Then they take a minute and walk away with a smile, shaking their heads, but in a much better mind space, at least until they get to their car. This also gives you something to look back on for the rest of the day. I was in line a little while back with something for dinner, cookies, candy, chips and little toys. I was trying to get ready for an event with kids. It’s my story, it was for the kids. There was a lady behind me that sees a, I’ll be proper here, girthier fella purchasing all this junk food. I could feel her thoughts. I took a second, looked at my purchase, looked at her, and had a revelation. I turned, grabbed a Diet Soda, looked at her and said, “I’ve got to watch my girlish figure.” It not only made her laugh, but the clerk, who up to this point really was on cruise control, stopped, looked up at me and smiled. I explained what I do, what the junk food was for, and handed them a card. The other day, I got a Facebook message from that clerk asking me how that figure was looking. I quickly replied with, a lot like a globe. My diet Soda was defective. Yes, I realize diet soda is fattening, but that does not make a funny statement. This day, while I was running around, honestly, a little stressed, I could not stop thinking about the looks of the faces of my in-line companions. It would make me giggle and honestly, shake my head. I have also encountered these same feelings and responses when I thank a Veteran, lift a water for someone int a cart, allow someone to line skip because they are obviously in a hurry. But this only happens if I am not moving at a frantic pace, feeling rushed and frustrated. I have begun to ask myself, why? Why can I not plan to where I can always have an extra 30 seconds to just smile, say hi, bust out with a weight vs gravity joke? Other than getting stuck in the door………….sorry, I really do not have a reason why I cannot do this.

Start early, then don’t stop. One suggestion can, and will never, solve the problems of the world. Especially when it is coming from the writings of a guy who is, “too busy,” to read books. Okay, too busy, maybe not. But I do have a bad habit of falling asleep when I read. Huh, am I complex or full of it? Stress is, and always has been a killer. I am currently listening to Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Stop Worrying, and Start Living. I cannot suggest this book enough to anyone. This book was published in the early 50’s, but there is not a single thing that I have thought, “that would never work today.” Mr. Carnegie interviewed so many people that found ways to overcome stress, fear, and complication, and went on to become the most successful of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Most of the names are names are responsible for contributions that still help run the country today. It is astonishing to me how many of them had to overcome mental roadblocks in order to clear their path to happiness. Every one of them found a way to relieve their stress, which either improved their health, or saved their life. I am not sure if leave early was ever a point suggested, but I know for a fact, not even one of them suggest starting late. They suggest taking a nap, love this book. Start early, then don’t stop. Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon was the person who found that there is a scientific pattern that it takes 21 straight days and it then becomes a habit. I question, is 21 days of a little unorganized in order to extend your life or improve your health? If you can remove a little stress from yourself and hold one door a day, you will truly be part of a positive change in the community for two people. Hold a door and shake a stranger’s hand, three people. This means that in the 21 days, you will be positively changing the day for you and 42 other people. And this would be aided by simply leaving early.

                Clayton Consulting & Event Planning would like to offer a second way to accomplish more while you save time and put smiles on many more faces as it happens. The ClaytonPIF Fundraising Program gives you the opportunity to donate and help those in the community without spending any extra time, doing anything extra, or altering your plans at all. We understand that leaving early is not the only answer. Lives are still lives, and there will always be times when things do not go as planned. There is very little down time today. We respect that. We also would like to help you with that. We created the ClaytonPIF Fundraising Program for you to be able to help people why you do the things you need to do. We don’t ask you to spend any extra time, fit it into your schedule, and best of all, spend any extra money. All we ask is that you choose a ClaytonPIF Fundraising Partner to complete your task. There are not specific days or times that these companies participate. If they are open, you do business with them, and turn in the receipt to CCEP, you will raise money for a cause, or, multiple causes in a day. Now let’s say you need to get insurance, an oil change, set up family pictures, and grab lunch before noon. You can get this done and donate four times while accomplishing this daunting list. Then, treat the love of your life to a spa day and head out to the mountains for dinner, a beverage and the beauty of Colorado later that night. You have donated six times and not had to go out of your way to do it. Oh, and if you open the door to someone who is coming in or out of every partner, you get where I am going.

Time is so valuable to all of us. It is hard, even with planning, to find time to go to an event that is scheduled on a single night, except for the Community Assistance Dinners the third Thursday of every month, check www.ClaytonPIF.com for details. Money is unfortunately the way of the world. With the holidays coming up, money is even more scarce. Saying that, this is the time that we give the most. With people located throughout the community. We, like them, are asking for your help. The difference is, Clayton Consulting & Event Planning llc. Is asking you to simply shop, shop, shop. Our Fundraising Partners, www.claytonpif.com/fundraisingpartners, want to help you help our community. It is just as important to them to live in a healthy strong community and they are thrilled that you are willing to come to them to help support our community. We also are very involved with Toy and Food drives. We need locations for collection boxes. We are also offering kids a free pizza to help us decorate a collection box. Please call us at (970) 714-0490 if you can help.

                We try to do everything possible to keep it simple, but meaningful. You shop, you donate. These fine companies are willing and support strengthening our community. Helping people, helping local merchants, and the knowledge that you, by imply choosing to shop at a specific shop, have made this happen. CCEP is dedicated to our community. Dedicated to making sure that these great partners can stay in business. Dedicated to make sure that our neighbors can get back on their feet. Dedicated to help smaller 501c3’s and non-profits gain the support and recognition that they dearly need. We invite you to join us in our mission to support these communities in Colorado. We have worked very hard to keep this simple, but for those in the community, those in need of a helping hand, it is more meaningful than people will ever know.

The above stories are written by

Zak Clayton

President/ Founder Clayton Consulting & Event Planning LLC.

(970) 714-0490

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