By Kristian DePue Two years ago, there was a woman in Colorado Springs who was living and sleeping on the streets with her young daughter. The mother, diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, was also addicted to drugs and abusing alcohol,...
Palmer Land Trust has reached a milestone 40th anniversary, but some worry that many are unaware of its work and relevance. “Someone can love the access to our landscapes here in Colorado Springs and not know how it happened,” said...
When Davasia was 10 years old, her mother, Melanie, had to take her to the emergency room for breathing difficulties that medication didn’t fix. It turned out that Davasia’s closed throat was a symptom of a rare autoimmune disorder that...
Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called...
Manitou Art Center Executive Director Natalie Johnson doesn’t have an office. “We can’t spare the space that we rent,” Johnson said. “Everything we can possibly offer, we share with the community.” Johnson is on her feet most of the time anyway,...
Rocky Mountain Field Institute has mountains to climb — and trees to plant and fish to save and trails to repair — and they look to the Give! Campaign to help them keep up the pace. Executive Director Jennifer Peterson...
“I’ve had cats since I can remember,” said Jennifer Nosler, president and co-founder of the feline shelter, Look What The Cat Brought In. “I’ve just always liked cats. My other favorite animal is turtles, but I don’t have a...
A service or support dog can help a veteran deal with a multitude of issues. “We have a client who says their dog literally saved their life,” said Steve Corey, executive director of Victory Service Dogs. “Because of his ...
Hear, Here! Poetry is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization with a mission “to create inclusive and empowered community through poetry.
Cecilia was 1 year old when her parents noticed she was struggling to walk, and had bruising on her body. Her mother took her for an X-ray, and the doctor recommended a blood test, “just in case.” They were called...
Springs Rescue Mission has been a regular participant in the Give! Campaign over the past decade, but during this Give! season, the campus is as busy as it’s ever been. The organization, which is dedicated to serving those suffering from...
The 2015 Give! Campaign features 88 area nonprofits. To learn more, volunteer or donate, visit indygive.com before midnight on Dec. 31. On Jan. 25, volunteers spread out in El Paso County and counted 1,073 people who were either sleeping outside,...