Claws for a Cause
One of Colorado’s longest standing fundraisers celebrates yet another year with sale of live lobsters and more; several hundred Colorado families partake in the tradition
January 3, 2012, Denver, Colo. ——- With nearly 30,000 nonprofit organizations in Colorado and literally thousands of fundraising events, it is difficult for everyday residents to find simple, effective ways to support the groups that need their help. Yet for three decades, Angel Eyes (http://www.angeleyes.org), a 501(c)3 group that works tirelessly to provide awareness, support and risk reduction services for all sudden, unexpected infant and toddler deaths, has been successfully raising funds with its annual Claws for a Cause event. Now in its 35th year, Claws for a Cause brings live 1.25-pound lobsters from Boston’s James Hook & Co. to landlocked Coloradoans, all in the name of charity. With May and June delivery dates, the event has families celebrating with traditional New-England Style Lobster Bakes throughout the state, with all proceeds directly benefitting Angel Eyes.
As one of Colorado’s longest standing fundraisers, Claws for a Cause is a celebrated, time-honored tradition for several hundred local families, and offers an enjoyable, easy and affordable way to give back while celebrating life at the same time. Festivities range from intimate dinners to large parties held on private estates. Over the years, the organization has sold more than 100,000 live lobsters, raising nearly a million dollars in net revenue.
In addition to the popular live lobsters the group also offers frozen lobster tails, filet mignon steaks and 1/3 lb burgers from Anderson Boneless Beef. Donors pre-order their choices, and pick up their feasts at a variety of sites across Colorado on one of two celebration dates, May 19 and June 16, 2012.