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Rocky Mountain PBS plans to hire two additional people to facilitate its growth after the Gill Foundation announced Tuesday that it’s donating a building worth $1.3 million to the nonprofit. Rocky Mountain PBS will move into the building at 315 E. Costilla St. in September, said Amanda Mountain, executive  director of the new Tim Gill… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain PBS will grow into Gill space

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At the height of the Waldo Canyon fire, the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado website was getting two or three cash donations per minute for fire relief efforts. In the midst of it all, someone sent in $50 for the children’s school “send hunger packing” program, where children get a backpack filled… Continue Reading Money flows into nonprofits; accountants track every penny

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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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TESSA reports busier 2011

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TESSA, Colorado Springs’ nonprofit focused on preventing domestic violence and assisting women who are victims, saw more people in 2011 than in the previous year. In its quartlery issue, “Be the Change,” TESSA executives reported having more than 100 additional hospital calls in 2011, and more than 10,000 nights of safe shelter provided to more… Continue Reading TESSA reports busier 2011

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The Wal-Mart Foundation has awarded a $59,000 grant to Catholic Charities which allowed for the purchase of a new Marian House Community Outreach truck. The truck will have both Catholic Charities and Wal-Mart brands and will deliver food and other needed items to the rural communities in Colorado. They plan to deliver to five food… Continue Reading Grant enables Marion House to take its mission on the road

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The cash rolled in for Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations that participated in the second Colorado Gives Day, a statewide day of giving in December. Nineteen organizations banned together in their marketing efforts, and their combined collections were $127,000  – four times higher than El Paso County raised last year, organizers said. There were also dozens… Continue Reading Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations collect big on Colorado Gives Day

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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets and donated $12 million to charities across the state in little more than a day. In the second Colorado Gives Day, organized by Denver-based Community First Foundation, Coloradans contributed 40 percent more to nonprofit organizations than last year. Individual contributions were received over an extended 36-hour period – Dec.… Continue Reading Coloradans donate $12 million on Colorado Gives Day

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Segments of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and Goodwill Industries, along with the county cooperative extension offices, will likely move into a building next door to the new El Paso County offices on Garden of the Gods Road. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the county to sign a… Continue Reading Nonprofits to move to county offices at Garden of the Gods

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