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Colorado’s IKEA donates to Black Forest fire families

IKEA Centennial donated nearly $60,000 of products in comfort kits for families forced out of their homes during the Black Forest fire in June. In all, 800 kits were created, 500 for adults and 300 for children. “There really wasn’t a question of if we’d do something to help our neighbors, it was a question… Continue Reading Colorado’s IKEA donates to Black Forest fire families

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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Nonprofits continue to lose more donors than they gain and have a long way to go to recover from the recession, says a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute. The “net gain in giving” for charities in 2011 was zero, according to a survey by the groups. That is,… Continue Reading Nonprofits have a long way to go before recovering from recession

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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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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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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 opening 14th donation center

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Goodwill is opening a new drive-through donation center April 30 at its administrative campus, 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The center will be open from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, computers and electronics, books… Continue Reading Goodwill opening 14th donation center

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Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has established an agricultural disaster fund to help people whose farms were damaged by a fire that swept through Yuma County earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers lost miles of fencing, hay and grass. The fire endangered humans, livestock, structures and homes, but is now 100 percent contained. It burned a… Continue Reading Farm Bureau asks for donations for Yuma Co. farmers

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Springs Rescue still needs turkeys

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Although Springs Rescue has received a total of 550 turkeys for Thanksgiving, they still need about 600 more, the nonprofit says. The turkeys go to El Paso County families in need, as well as a few hundred families at Fort Carson. Every year, Springs Rescue delivers 1,000 turkeys to needy families who would not otherwise… Continue Reading Springs Rescue still needs turkeys

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