In 1978, when Linda Yip immigrated from Taiwan to Denver, she met her first friend, Helen Newcomb. Newcomb had immigrated from Taiwan in 1970 Linda and Helen became fast friends and after Linda married Jimmy Yip in 1981 the couples, Helen and Gary Newcomb and Linda and Jimmy Yip stayed close. They both had sons in mid-80s.
The two boys grew up as close friends. Tragically, in 2002, Nathan was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 19 years old. In response to Nathan’s death, the Yips founded the Nathan Yip Foundation to provide educational access, empowerment, and ongoing support to vulnerable youth in Colorado and throughout the world.
The Newcombs and their son Ryan are longtime supporters of the Nathan Yip Foundation while growing their Subway franchise business. This year, the longtime friends have offered to give 30% of sales from their thirty Subway stores throughout Denver metro area to the Nathan Yip Foundation. “What an amazing gift,” said Linda Yip, co-founder of the Nathan Yip Foundation. “We feel so blessed to have such a long special friendship and these monies will directly benefit so many vulnerable children in our state.”
Monies raised will go toward the Nathan Yip Foundation’s work in rural Colorado. The Foundation works to find the most remote areas of Colorado where many children are lacking the basic fundamentals for a quality education. Last week, the Foundation founders and volunteers traveled to the San Luis Valley to drop off 40 desktop computers to the San Luis Valley BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Services), to be distributed to students in the area who do not have a computer at home. Following that, they delivered another 40 to the Ute Mountain Ute reservation, for the same purposes. An additional 40 will go to the Eastern Plains (18 to Eads) at a later date. They are doing this, in cooperation with Rose Keating and her organization Tech For All. As you know, students without computers at home are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to computer literacy. Other work in rural Colorado can be found on the organization’s website at www.nathanyipfoundation.org.
For those interested in a great meal at Subway and supporting the Nathan Yip Foundation, visit any of the following Littleton Subway stores on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Participating locations include 9956 West Remington Place, 2897 West Bellview Avenue, 11757 West Ken Caryl Avenue and 5350 S. Santa Fe Drive.
For more information about the Nathan Yip Foundation, please visit our website at www.nathanyipfoundation.org.