• AROUND TOWN: Southern Colorado nonprofits receive almost $500,000 from Walmart

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The region's Walmart Super Centers and Neighborhood Markets have the opportunity to donate to their choice of nonprofits closest to their areas. Add to that the Walmart State Giving Program, and almost $500,000 was awarded during a Southern Colorado Community Celebration dinner with...

  • Colorado Institute for Social Impact announces Prism Award finalists

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Mission Catering, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Mountain Equipment Recyclers on Thursday were named finalists for the Social Impact Business of the Year by the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. The award, along with the Social Impact Startup of the Year and Social...

  • AROUND TOWN: Angels of America's Fallen is there for military and first-responder children

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -

    The parent had always promised to "come home." The promise couldn't be kept. Stepping in to help remember that parent's legacy and support the children of fallen military and first responders is the mission of Angels of America's Fallen. "We're empowering the children to invest in...

  • Colorado Springs nonprofit announces domestic and sexual violence task force

    By Ellie Mulder ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers will serve as honorary chairman of a task force dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence in the Pikes Peak region, the nonprofit TESSA announced Wednesday. The goal of the No Excuse for Abuse Task Force, which includes more than 50...

  • AROUND TOWN: Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund drive raises over $1.1 million for 20 nonprofits

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    A fellow named Dave who had been on the street, but with a little help found a home, is one of the thousands of Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund success stories. At the Feb. 8 closing reception for the annual holiday drive, Kristy Milligan of recipient nonprofit Westside Cares...

  • Lifelong learning institute finds its family a home at Colorado Springs mall

    By TONY PECK, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 5, 2018

    A Colorado Springs nonprofit focused on lifelong learning has plans to move into their own classrooms at the Chapel Hills Mall. The PILLAR Institute, founded in 1998, runs classes "by and for adults in the Pikes Peak region," according to their hefty class catalog. The students are...

  • Helen Hunt nonprofits are helping revive the heart of Colorado Springs' Hillside community

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    Almost two years after the Colorado Springs School District 11 decided to close Helen Hunt Elementary, a collection of nonprofits are injecting new life into the heart of the Hillside community. Between the five organizations - Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Colorado Springs...

  • Helen Hunt Campus now home to six local nonprofits, opens doors for tour

    BY liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 25, 2018

    The Hillside community is invited to tour its revamped community schoolhouse Saturday. The Helen Hunt Campus, formerly Helen Hunt Elementary School, is now home to six local organizations: Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, The Colorado Trust, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, CPCD,...

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