(Photo left to right: Kimberly, Sarah, Cindy, Alex, Della, Lori, Cindy)
Written By Sarah Annecone and Amanda Shell
On December 2, 2017, five volunteers from Kohl’s Department Store Company were among the 39 individuals, who served as ambassadors of Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) at nine different Whole Foods locations across Colorado, for the release of KBCO’s Studio C CD. This annual event is of great importance to BCAP, consistently bringing in over $70,000 to finance vital HIV-prevention efforts, and making KBCO BCAP’s largest corporate donor.
The Kohl’s volunteers, Alex, Cindy, Della, Lori, and Sarah, participated at the event from 7 A.M. until 10 A.M. at the Pearl Street Whole Foods store. Team leader, Alex Sierra, is a BCAP Board Member and has served to connect the agency with Kohl’s fabulous volunteer service program over the years. Since 2011, Alex has volunteered every year as a KBCO team leader.
This year, the Kohl’s team was joined by two seasoned BCAP volunteers – who together, spent the three hours thanking those buying the CD, for their generous support of BCAP and Food Bank of the Rockies, the other beneficiary of the CD’s proceeds. The volunteers kept the early-morning energy high by cheering for those who stood in line waiting for sales to start (some having arrived hours before). They also spoke to the customers about HIV, and collected cash donations. Together, the Kohl’s volunteers raised $553.41 of the total $3,653.43 given at all nine locations.
The Kohl’s volunteers were exceptionally enthusiastic in their role of representing BCAP to the public. Everyone at BCAP is incredibly grateful for the participation of each Kohl’s volunteer, including Cindy who also volunteered at a BCAP event in October. BCAP appreciates Kohl’s philosophy of promoting volunteer service as a way of strengthening the community.
Recently, when interviewed for BCAP’s “Volunteer Spotlight” in the 2017 November E-Newsletter, Alex shared “It means a lot to me, to be involved in a very important cause in our community. The stigma [of HIV] is not over and we still have work to do.” To read the full story about Alex and how he has fostered the relationship between BCAP and the Kohl’s Volunteer Program, visit https://bcap.org/volunteer-spotlight-alex-sierra/ .
For nearly 29 years, BCAP has benefited from the sales of KBCO’s Studio C CD. To learn more about the beginning of KBCO’s Studio C CD, visit http://www.coloradodaily.com/music-news/ci_24607300/kbcos-studio-c-t.