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Nonprofits try to put ‘summer slump’ behind them

This summer was long and difficult for Colorado Springs and the state as a whole: There were droughts, fires, floods and budget cuts — and needs soared. “Two years in a row with major catastrophes in these areas, losing lots and lots of homes … it’s a lot to respond to,” said Larry Yonker, chief… Continue Reading Nonprofits try to put ‘summer slump’ behind them

Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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Last year at this time, many of us who are involved in big or small ways with area nonprofit agencies were adding a new term to our vocabulary. Donor fatigue. The region had suffered during the Waldo Canyon fire, and we had endured most of the economic and personal aftershocks. For months, we heard story… Continue Reading Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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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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Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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With Colorado Springs charities, it seems to be feast or famine these days. Continue Reading Some charities struggle to reach expectations

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A group of Colorado Springs business owners selling graphic T-shirts for wildfire relief presented checks for $132,000 to the American Red Cross and Care and Share Food Bank Thursday. That’s a lot of T-shirts. As news of the Waldo Canyon fire broke last month, the group of designers, marketers and printers began selling locally-designed T-shirts… Continue Reading WildfireTees.com hands over $132,000 to wildfire relief

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Care and Share seeks donations, CEO

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Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, whose CEO was fired this month, is doing what it can to forge ahead during this critical time of year. Demand for food is up 30 percent over this time last year, a reflection of the region’s high unemployment. Donations, however, are running about the same level… Continue Reading Care and Share seeks donations, CEO

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Food donations to Care and Share this year collected through Walgreens are expected to exceed the amount collected last year.  “Last year we donated about 2,000 pounds of food, but this year I think we’ll exceed that,” said Walgreens Community Manager Brian Frank, adding that the 2009 total filled an Army convoy truck. “We’ve frankly… Continue Reading Walgreens sees uptick in Care and Share donations

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Care and Share CEO steps down

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Nicholas Saccaro, president and CEO of Care and Share since July 2006, is leaving his position at the food bank on May 13 to become the vice president/general manager of Revolution Foods’ new branch in the Denver metro area. Alex Edwards, current chief operating officer of Care and Share, will serve as the interim president… Continue Reading Care and Share CEO steps down

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