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Rescue Mission seeks food donations

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  Springs Rescue Mission has issued an urgent request for food donations, because the nonprofit isn’t getting enough donations to feed the hungry.   Normally, there is a summer lull, but the effects from the Waldo Canyon fire are being felt as well.   “The community responded very quickly and generously to the needs surrounding… Continue Reading Rescue Mission seeks food donations

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The trustees of the El Pomar Foundation recently approved 90 grants totaling $1.4 million. The grants represent 27 counties in Colorado. Nearly 50 of the grants were in the Pikes Peak region, including several to area fire stations and nonprofits aiding in the Waldo Canyon fire relief. The local recipients: – American Heart Association, $10,000… Continue Reading El Pomar provides $1.4 million in grants, fire relief

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Pikes Peak United Way gave more than $379,268 to 10 charities who are helping victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. The group paid the money from donations specifically for fire victims, and gave the money to organizations that were on the forefront of relief efforts. Recipient services included: rental and income assistance, mental health services,… Continue Reading United Way provides grants to fire-relief agencies

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Aspen Valley Ranch is readying to host its second Mountain of the Sun Music Festival Sept. 8 in Woodland Park. The day-long festival will be held at the outdoor concert venue, which boosts views of the north face of Pikes Peak. The venue, which opened last summer, can host up to 4,000 people and is… Continue Reading Concert venue in Woodland Park hosts second music festival

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Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer… Continue Reading Foundation seeks help bringing iPads to classrooms

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New foundation seeks business donations

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A new education foundation in El Paso County is asking the business community to step up and put their money where their mouth is. The Neumann Education Foundation wants to put iPads in the hands of every elementary school student in El Paso County. The foundation estimates that cost will be $3.3 million for the… Continue Reading New foundation seeks business donations

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Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Candice Jenkins pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud scheme, according to news from John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General. The crime is a class five felony, and involved the Gathering Place, a shelter in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also… Continue Reading Denver woman pleads guilty to charitable fraud

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Inasmuch donates to local charities

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The Inasmuch Foundation awarded grants totaling $25,000 to five organizations in Colorado Springs. Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes to enhance the progress and quality of life for Oklahomans. Today, the foundation carries on the interests of its late founder by giving to education, health and human… Continue Reading Inasmuch donates to local charities

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Pikes Peak region has the 2-1-1. Since its inception in 2004, the three-digit phone number has assisted more than 156,000 local residents of El Paso, Teller, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Lincoln and Park counties, as well as the San Luis Valley, in navigating the complex maze of health and human service providers in their communities. This year… Continue Reading Pikes Peak United Way celebrates 8th year of 2-1-1 call center

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