Family and Friends called “Bless Pueblo” Give to Pueblo’s Homeless

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“Bless Pueblo” friends and family

A young local couple and their family and friends took it upon themselves to collect items for bags for the homeless and needy, which were given out to many grateful recipients at the Soup Kitchen during the Christmas season this year.

 The idea to “Bless Pueblo” with gift bags every Christmas was thought up three years ago by Adreanna Peasley, who wanted to reach out and help others at this cold time of year. Her and her husband, Derek, began collecting donations with friends and family, who helped built gift bags for adults and kids, mostly with such things as basic hygiene items, foot warmers and blankets to help keep them warm.
As they shared on Facebook, donations came flooding in (see photo).
“Thank you everyone for your help,” said Adreanna. “God is good and made these bags stretch! People were so grateful, driven to tears even. These people ARE PEOPLE, and matter whether society acknowledges that or not.”
“It means a great deal to them,” said Adreanna. “We get to come out to a warm house and they don’t. They have to figure out how to stay warm and keep from getting frost bitten. It’s a cruel society we live in, and this little dent we make in it, makes a difference,” said Adreanna.
Derek is a salesman at Pueblo Toyota, and Adreanna is a CNA at Parkview. They will be doing this again next year and will again be asking for donations and participants who want to join in and make a difference.
Link to “Bless Pueblo” FB page –
Derek Peasley speaks about the project and needed items –
Adreanna Peasley sharing about the event this year –
– Story by Jenny Paulson, posted at the GIve Back Pueblo Facebook page – – Pueblo Magazine FB page – – and at

Pueblo Magazine’s Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO for just over a decade.

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