Biz buzz:
CPCD getting together helpers, helpees

       The holiday-geared Adopt-A-Family program of Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) will provide an opportunity for donors and “their” adopted families to meet one another Friday, Dec. 9. Starting at 6 p.m., the event is expected to bring together nearly 40 needy families and the donors who have chosen to help them out.
       The program matches donors with needy families during the holiday season. The program seeks to provide food, clothing and gifts for low-income families with a child under the age of 5 who is enrolled in CPCD early education programs.
       A Touch of Home, a recently opened business at 2522A W. Colorado Ave., offers a variety of items for the home, including many that are hand-made.
       The owner is Lorraine Jensen. The shop is open daily. The phone is 632-0332.
       All parking meters in Old Colorado City will be free on Saturdays, Dec. 10, 17 and 24. The waiver on parking enforcement also applies to the Old Colorado City parking lots, which normally have a three-hour limit.
       The affected area is between 24th and 27th streets.
       For more information, call the City Parking Enterprise at 385-5247.
       West Side Tattoo, 2031 W. Colorado Ave., is taking toy donations for Christmas Unlimited, which traditionally helps out the needy in the community. The toy needs to be new and unwrapped. Donors don't need to get a tattoo (although they will get discounts if they do), according to co-owner Brian Moore. “We've had a good response so far,” he said.
       Needy toy recipients are identified through the Colorado Springs Police Department, which will deliver the toys December 21- 23. Last year 823 needy children received toys through Christmas Unlimited, according to police.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.