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Inasmuch grants go to nine Springs nonprofits

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The Inasmuch Foundation gave $110,000 in grants to nine organizations in Colorado Springs. Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch to support charitable, scientific and educational causes in Oklahoma. The foundation carries on those interests by supporting education, health and human services and community enhancement around the nation. Grants were awarded to: – Peak Vista Community Health… Continue Reading Inasmuch grants go to nine Springs nonprofits

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Thousands of brave souls paid cash to be frightened this past Halloween season at the Haunted Mines and now local organizations are benefiting. The Haunted Mines organizers are giving away more than $100,000 to local organizations. The Wescott Fire Protection District, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and the Tri-Lakes Cares food bank will each… Continue Reading Haunted Mines scares up $100K for local charities

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Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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Looking to give a furry friend to someone this holiday season? Don’t look to buy a pet from sellers on the side of the road. El Paso County commissioners voted to ban roadside sales of animals. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been lobbying for some time for the county-wide ban. The… Continue Reading Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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Colorado Gives Day set for Dec. 4

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Colorado Gives Day is set for Dec. 4, and organizers hope to top last year’s $12.4 million in donations. Colorado Gives Day was created to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The inaugural Colorado Gives Day in 2010 generated more than $8.4 million for 529 local charities. Last year, $12.4 million was donated to… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day set for Dec. 4

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The Neumann Education Foundation received a boost in support this week, when all the superintendents at school districts in El Paso County signed a resolution for the nonprofit. Founded by Dave Neumann, a former Air Force Academy professor and owner of Neumann Systems Group, the nonprofit wants to put iPads in the hands of all… Continue Reading Neumann foundation gets approval from superintendents

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The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting a tour of fine local kitchens Saturday to raise money for its programs. Several homeowners with beautiful kitchens, mostly in the Broadmoor and Cheyenne Mountain area, will open their houses to visitors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the event. Some of Colorado Springs’ most respected… Continue Reading Junior League hosts luxury kitchen tour fundraiser

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Marian House need Thanksgiving donations

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Thanksgiving is mere weeks away – and the Marian House still needs turkeys. The soup kitchen, operated by Catholic Charities, normally provides Thanksgiving dinner food boxes to 500 families. This year, the nonprofit has only received 50 turkeys. The soup kitchen is also asking for other items for its food boxes: boxes of instant mashed… Continue Reading Marian House need Thanksgiving donations

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Silver Key Senior Services will host its annual “Stuff the Bus” event to provide the fixings for Thanksgiving meals Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four Walmart locations. People are asked to buy an item from Silver Key’s wish list and donate it to the program. The project provides senior citizens enrolled… Continue Reading Silver Key holds event to provide Thanksgiving for seniors

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Care and Share hosts food drive for Wetmore fire

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Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado is holding a one-day food drive for victims of the Wetmore fire, now burning outside Pueblo. The drive is being held today, until 4 p.m. at the nonprofit’s Pueblo warehouse at 100 Greenhorn Drive. All food that is collected will help Care and Share partner agencies serving… Continue Reading Care and Share hosts food drive for Wetmore fire

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Care and Share Food Bank and Springs Rescue Mission have launched a joint region-wide community turkey drive for the 2012 holiday season. The goal is to receive more than 10,000 turkeys, representing protein for an estimated 300,000 meals, at events during Nov. 10-16. “It is only through collaborated efforts of similarly missioned nonprofits that we… Continue Reading Care and Share, SRM team up for 10,000 turkey drive

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