• Charities giving Colorado Springs-area kids first set of wheels

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Two different events, same goal: provide children in the Colorado Springs area with their first bicycles. Kids on Bikes, a local nonprofit that offers free bikes and training, hosted a 24-hour riding marathon at the Colorado Springs Olympic Center Velodrome that wrapped up late...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Tri-Lakes Cares fights poverty in northern El Paso County

    By ELIZABETH EDEN Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    "Poverty exists everywhere, even in areas we generally think of as affluent," says Haley Chapin, Executive Director for Tri-Lakes Cares. "Our organization is 'single stop shopping' for those in need of health and human services in northern El Paso County," says Chapin. Tri-Lakes...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Nonprofit provides housing and hope

    By Tony Peck Special to the Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    Partners in Housing does more than provide struggling families with a home, it provides those families with hope and confidence in their future. The local nonprofit maintains transitional homes for struggling families in the Pikes Peak region. Partners has humble beginnings,...

  • In about-face, Salvation Army looks at reopening homeless shelter in Colorado Springs

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    Breaking a 2-year-old promise, the Salvation Army on Tuesday proposed reopening its controversial Weber Street homeless shelter - arguing the city's bed shortage left it no choice but to renege on a promise not to return. The nonprofit unveiled its proposal during a meeting with...

  • AROUND TOWN: Leadership group CSLI honors creators of Olympic City USA brand

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has been a community asset for 20 years formed to "increase the quality and quantity of leaders in our community through the development of personal, professional and civic knowledge." "We felt the community wasn't being all it could be," said...

  • AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual CPCD...giving children a head start Community Giving Events Nov. 15 at The Antlers hotel. The Chair Project carried the stories of Head Start youngsters and...

  • AROUND TOWN: Teen Court benefactors sample Jewel of a Wine Tasting

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Champagne flutes were raised high toasting 23 years of Colorado Springs Teen Court and its 10th annual Jewel of a Wine Tasting fundraiser Nov. 3 at Norris-Penrose Event Center. It was also a toast to Ivars Spons of Sovereignty Wines for being the man behind the wine and beverage...

  • Big Christmas donation for Marian House in downtown Colorado Springs

    BY eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    It was all hands on deck Tuesday as a big food donation rumbled its way to the downtown Marian House kitchen in downtown Colorado Springs at 14 W. Bijou St. In all, 236 fresh whole boneless Hormel hams were delivered as part of the Hormel Hams for Hunger program in partnership with...

  • Colorado Springs' Blue Star Recyclers receives grant for nationwide expansion

    Mary Murphy, mary.murphy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Blue Star Recyclers has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation to help it expand nationwide, starting with two cities next year. Blue Star, which employs disabled adults to recycle electronics that would...

  • AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

    It's a 23-year tradition of gingerbread houses and hot jazz. What makes Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread & Jazz even more special is its setting, the breathtaking 1923 Historic Day Nursery downtown, where guests can roam the wide hallways with decades of photos...

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