Vail Daily letter: Gerald Gallegos gets it |

Vail Daily letter: Gerald Gallegos gets it

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Gerald Gallegos, a Youth Foundation founder, legendary local and indispensable leader throughout our communi-ty, has been reaching out to help families for decades.

There are many examples of Gerald’s generosity throughout Eagle County, as was evident in last week’s arti-cle ( June 26) regarding college scholarships the Gallegos Corp. generously gives to children of their employees.

Gerald and the Gallegos Corp. staff extended their phi-lanthropy once again through their donation of a new Book Buddy bus to the Youth Foundation.

This donation will allow children in our neighboring communities – whose families often work in our resorts – to be provided with the opportunity to access books and enhance their reading abilities.

The Book Buddy program provides unique and exciting experiences for children with scheduled visits in Red Cliff and Leadville.

The mobile library is equipped with culturally diverse children’s literature that aims to get books into the hands of children and help families prepare their children for school.

• The Book Buddy mobile library is filled with hundreds of age-appropriate books for children to borrow, encour-aging a lifetime love of reading.

• On-site, friendly, knowledgeable, Youth Foundation staff help children select just the right book to inspire cre-ativity and imagination.

• Free service to families in the Red Cliff and Leadville communities is offered weekly. For more information, con-tact the Youth Foundation at 970-763-7000.

Thank you, Gerald and the Gallegos Corporation for your forward thinking, your generosity and your motivation to always lend a heartfelt hand to build community.

Gerald Gallegos demonstrates what is right about our world and humbly makes a difference for hundreds, if not thousands, of families each year.

Sincere thanks from all of us at The Youth Foundation.

Katie Santambrogio, Edwards

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