PUEBLO — A Pueblo West man is giving back for the holidays. George Davis's "Blessing Box" in his front yard is "filling up fast" with nonperishable food.
"Due to so many struggling through these hard times, I felt there was a need," Davis said in a Facebook post.
Davis finished building the box yesterday around 11:00 AM and immediately posted about it in a Facebook group called "I Live in Pueblo West". The box was so full today, Davis had to go in and organize the shelves to make some more room.
#CHRISTMAS NIGHT ON @KOAA 🎄🔜 A brand new “Blessing Box” in Pueblo West is filling up FAST after a Facebook post yesterday! So much so that it needed a little organization this morning 🤣👏🏼 Catch the full story tonight on #News5 at 5 and 6! pic.twitter.com/RM6GXtl56I— Natalie Chuck KOAA (@NatalieChuck) December 25, 2020
Davis and his wife volunteer frequently for a number of organizations, including Meals on Wheels. However, when the pandemic hit, they stopped to quarantine. Davis says after hearing about so many people struggling in 2020, he couldn't sit by and do nothing.
“It just broke my heart, ya know. I feel like I had to do something… How can I do something to help," said Davis.
Davis says he has had many people reach out to them already about building their own donation box, an idea he believes everyone should take part in.
"Anywhere! Everywhere! Put it up... Build and they will come!" Davis exclaimed.
The box is welcome for anyone and everyone to donate or take what they need from the food pantry. It is opened all hours of the day with "no locks. No permission needed."
The "Blessing Box" is located at 573 S. Rogers Drive, Pueblo West.
Since visiting Davis's home this morning, News 5 was informed of another box in Pueblo, Paulette's blessing box, centered around books and a little bit of snacks. The box's Facebook page has over 220 followers.
If you're interested in building your own donation box, here are a few resources we found that might help!