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A Colorado Supreme Court directive has some unintended consequences for CASA of the Pikes Peak region. CASA is closing its domestic relations program after 19 years, because a recent Supreme Court directive designed to strengthen regulations for privately paid child and family investigators has affected the non-profit’s ability to participate as child advocates in divorce… Continue Reading CASA forced to end 19-year child and family program

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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets this holiday season and donated a record $15 million to nonprofits across the state through the annual Colorado Gives Day. Donations were up 20 percent from last year’s $12.4 million raised through the Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day 2012, which allows donors to make donations online at GivingFirst.org.… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day raises $15 million, sets record

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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is pitching in to help East Coast residents cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Four staff members – Jamie Norris, animal law enforcement officer; Tatjana Wilkins, kennel manager; Anna Marie Schillinger, veterinary assistant; and Tamara Egley, customer service specialist – are in New York City through Dec. 11 to… Continue Reading Local Humane Society volunteers assisting with Sandy aftermath

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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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