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Colorado Springs area businesses, residents and nonprofit organizations are doing what they can to help with Waldo Canyon fire relief. Here are some of their stories.   Terra Verde, 208 N.Tejon, put out the word to its customers via email June 27 that it would match donations up to $5,000 for the Waldo Canyon wildfire… Continue Reading Businesses, residents, nonprofits rally for wildfire relief

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The Pikes Peak Region of the American Red Cross does not solicit donations by phone, through door-to-door representatives or via email. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to be aware of all scams related to the Waldo Canyon fire. Residents should not give money – especially cash – to anyone they do not… Continue Reading Scams are heating up as Waldo Canyon Fire continues

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Colorado Springs nonprofits are responding to the needs of people displaced from their homes because of the Waldo Canyon fire, as well as attempting to raise money for firefighters who are working to stop the blaze. Care and Share Food Bank Care and Share Food Bank remains the main drop-off point for food donations, and… Continue Reading Springs charities respond to Waldo Canyon, ask for donations

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Goodwill takes heat over wages

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The National Federation for the Blind is taking on Goodwill International Industries, hoping that a showdown with the nonprofit organization will lead to a change in federal law. The Fair Wage Act, enacted more than 74 years ago, allows organizations with certification from the Department of Labor to pay a lower wage to workers with… Continue Reading Goodwill takes heat over wages

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Colorado Springs will host the final round of public input for TBD Colorado, a statewide group gathering information about some of Colorado’s largest issues. The summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Berger Hall at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Summits are also scheduled for the Mt.… Continue Reading TBD Colorado to hold final summit in Springs

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Care and Share is holding a one-day food drive tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist victims of the High Park fire near Fort Collins. The food drive is at their warehouse, a half miles east on Constitution Ave. from Powers Blovd at 2605 Preamble Point. All the food that is collected at… Continue Reading Care and Share holds food drive for High Park fire

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Mi Casa Resource Center is closing its Pueblo Women’s Business Center on June 30 after 12 years operating in the community. Ending the program is a result of a difficult economic environment, according to an email sent by the agency. “Many of the foundations, corporations and government agencies that Mi Casa has depended on for… Continue Reading Mi Casa to close Women’s Business Center in Pueblo

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United Way cuts grants to agencies

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Even as the United Way of the Pikes Peak Region celebrates the end of its annual campaign Tuesday, some community groups have less to be happy about. Continue Reading United Way cuts grants to agencies

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El Pomar issues grants to local nonprofits

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Twelve Colorado Springs nonprofits received grants from the El Pomar Foundation. The local nonprofits were among 22 recipients of grants from the foundation, which has provided grants and support to the state since 1937. Below are the local grants: – The American Lung Association of Colorado received a $2,500 Ackerman Fund grant to implement a… Continue Reading El Pomar issues grants to local nonprofits

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Executive ed center wins high ranking

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The Financial Times ranked the Center for Creative Leadership No. 6 among executive education institutions. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Colorado Springs, San Diego, Brussels,Moscow,  Singapore;,New Delhi and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ranking comes from a worldwide survey about executive education, according to a release from the group. This marks the second year… Continue Reading Executive ed center wins high ranking

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