Lonely no more: Unwanted fruitcakes find forever homes in Denver

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KUSA - The holiday season can be a painful time for fruitcakes. While hungry hosts and their guests feast on other Christmas-time treats, the fruitcake is often banished to the corner, rejected and forgotten during the festivities. 

Having no voice of their own, one Denver group stepped up to ensure these candied-fruit delights are paired with people who want them in their lives. 

For the last 7 years, the Denver Fruitcake Safe Haven and Rescue has taken in abandoned or regifted cakes. "It offers sanctuary to unwanted fruitcake, where loving homes will be found for each loaf," according to the group. In 2012, they had a record number of rescues, with six fruitcakes and a couple of bran muffins discreetly dropped off. 

The center is located on the 2400 block of Columbine Street. A light-up sign and box mark the place where drop offs can be made. 

"Drop off is open 24/7 no questions asked. Do the right thing," the group said. 

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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