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Springs Rescue Mission needs turkeys

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Hundreds of frozen turkeys are needed to complete food boxes to El Paso County families in need, including a few hundred military families at Fort Carson. Bob Hughes, chief programs officer at Springs Rescue Mission, said that turkey donations were coming in – but at a much slower rate. “We’re on deck to provide about… Continue Reading Springs Rescue Mission needs turkeys

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Westside residents say that when Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs leaves Old Colorado City for new offices on Garden of the Gods Road in the Spring they’d like to see mixed-use development, food stores, apartments, a convention center – or all of the above take its place. Goodwill representatives held a meeting on Oct. 26… Continue Reading Goodwill move opens door for Westside redevelopment

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Nearly 17,400 Colorado high school students failed to graduate in 2009 — something that will cost them $4.5 billion in personal income over their lifetimes. The Pikes Peak United Way is trying to strengthen those statistics with a new program it hopes will increase graduation rates among students who are now entering kindergarten. “About one-quarter… Continue Reading United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

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Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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Wal-Mart Foundation has given $310,000 in grants to nine Colorado charities. Recipients of the awards were: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Colorado Farm to Table, Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries, Girl Scouts of Colorado, LiveWell Colorado, Routt Council on Aging, Senior Assistance Center, The Gathering Place and the Women’s Resource Agency. The Wal-Mart Foundation is… Continue Reading Colorado charities receive $310,000 in grants

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Executive director leaves mining museum

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After more than six years, David Carroll will be leaving the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Carroll accepted a position as executive director for the Albany Institute of History and Art. He is credited with “adopting a fresh business strategy that has resulted in double-digit increases in both visitors and donors,” said board president… Continue Reading Executive director leaves mining museum

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A new volunteer program for the Colorado Springs police and fire department; a new bicycle shed for Urban Peak; a new name and image for a 100-year-old Colorado Springs nonprofit. These projects — plus many more — were special projects that Leadership Pikes Peak graduates undertook as a way to serve the community. This year,… Continue Reading Leadership Pikes Peak seeking nonprofit projects

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This sentiment expressed by Winston Churchill so long ago is heartily embraced by many Americans today. In fact, nearly 27 percent of adults volunteered 15 billion hours in 2009 to U.S. nonprofits. Of these, many are proven business… Continue Reading Serving on a nonprofit board is serious business

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Memorial seeking strength in numbers

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If Memorial Health System becomes an independent nonprofit, its administrators say it will become stronger because it will not be working alone. That’s because the hospital will have the opportunity to affiliate with smaller, rural hospitals in southern Colorado and on the western slope, thereby creating networks that will serve more patients and boost bottom… Continue Reading Memorial seeking strength in numbers

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City offering supplies to nonprofits

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City’s departments are cleaning out their supply closets, and instead of merely throwing out unwanted, unused items, their trying to find a second home for them. If other city offices don’t want them, nonprofit groups can pick up supplies from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at City Hall. They’ll need proof of nonprofit… Continue Reading City offering supplies to nonprofits

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Memorial’s best path: As a nonprofit

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By James Moore The recent City Council decision to defer a vote on the future of Memorial Health System is prudent and one the board of trustees of Memorial supports. There are many misunderstandings about Memorial Health System and what an ownership change would really mean for our community. To be fair, health care is… Continue Reading Memorial’s best path: As a nonprofit

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