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Goodwill to get input on future of OCC location

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As Goodwill prepares to move the majority of its services to its new campus on West Garden of the Gods Road, it will host a community meeting to get public responses about what should be done with the space it will vacate in Old Colorado City. Goodwill will host a public neighborhood meeting at its… Continue Reading Goodwill to get input on future of OCC location

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Silver key seeks volunteer drivers

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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… Continue Reading Silver key seeks volunteer drivers

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CCLP receives $351,000 grant

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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… Continue Reading CCLP receives $351,000 grant

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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… Continue Reading Nonprofits to move to county offices at Garden of the Gods

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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… Continue Reading Silver Key expands services

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Coloradans continue to give despite economy

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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… Continue Reading Coloradans continue to give despite economy

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Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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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… Continue Reading Wells Fargo gives small grants to local charities

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Urban League no longer offers child care

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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… Continue Reading Urban League no longer offers child care

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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… Continue Reading United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

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Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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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… Continue Reading Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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