Silver Key needs a few good drivers to serve meals to elderly residents and to take them to doctor appointments, the grocery store or recreational outings. Drivers typically work one four-hour shift a week, and provide door-to-door services. For many clients, Silver Key drivers are their only means of transportation. Meals on Wheels drivers use […]
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The Colorado Center on Law and Policy received a $371,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to strengthen poverty-reduction efforts across the state. The three-year grant is the first of its kind the foundation has made in Colorado, and will provide resources to enhance group efforts to reduce poverty – creating tools such as online databases […]
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Segments of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and Goodwill Industries, along with the county cooperative extension offices, will likely move into a building next door to the new El Paso County offices on Garden of the Gods Road. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the county to sign a […]
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Silver Key in Colorado Springs is expanding the number of clients it serves in Colorado Springs. Through the Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Silver Key can distribute 200 more food boxes to local seniors. Anyone 60 or over who meets financial guidelines and lives in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs can quality to receive a […]
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Nearly 96 percent Coloradans gave to charity last year –with three in four giving because they were asked to by someone they know. The Colorado Nonprofit Associations says their report shows Coloradans continue to give, despite tough times. Women and younger people are more likely than others to give and more than half support nonprofits […]
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Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund will present $21,000 in grants to 16 Pikes Peak Region recipients this week. The recipients of the annual grants program were recently announced by Robert Gonzales Jr., Wells Fargo’s Community Banking president for Southern Colorado. “There are so many small, local, grassroots organizations that work tirelessly to help individuals and […]
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The Urban League of Colorado Springs will no longer offer child care as one of its programs. The nonprofit group announced the decision yesterday, and said it was effective by Friday. Only 13 children were left in the program, and the group helped their parents find other child care resources, said president and CEO Diane […]
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Nearly 17,400 Colorado high school students failed to graduate in 2009 — something that will cost them $4.5 billion in personal income over their lifetimes. The Pikes Peak United Way is trying to strengthen those statistics with a new program it hopes will increase graduation rates among students who are now entering kindergarten. “About one-quarter […]
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Wal-Mart Foundation has given $310,000 in grants to nine Colorado charities. Recipients of the awards were: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Colorado Farm to Table, Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries, Girl Scouts of Colorado, LiveWell Colorado, Routt Council on Aging, Senior Assistance Center, The Gathering Place and the Women’s Resource Agency. The Wal-Mart Foundation is […]
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Groupon subscribers in Colorado Springs can help lower energy bills for low-income families in exchange for carbon offsets. Groundwork Denver, an environmental justice non-profit, runs the porch bulb project that swaps out inefficient incandescent porch bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. With the support of Groupon members, Groundwork hopes to raise enough money to swap out […]
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Dr. Glen House, a quadriplegic since the age of 20, will attempt to climb Pike’s Peak Sept. 10 in a wheelchair to raise money for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. House, a physiatry doctor in Colorado Springs, has made the 13.5 mile trek up the 14,110-foot mountain twice before. This time, he has a […]
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After more than six years, David Carroll will be leaving the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Carroll accepted a position as executive director for the Albany Institute of History and Art. He is credited with “adopting a fresh business strategy that has resulted in double-digit increases in both visitors and donors,” said board president […]
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