• AROUND TOWN: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening. Making it even more special, the more than 600 young adults arrived at The Mansion nightclub Nov. 18 carrying bags of new toys, stuffed animals and books...

  • AROUND TOWN: Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's silent auction evening

    By Linda Navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    It's a silent auction tradition to experience, as tables fill Norris-Penrose Event Center with choice items described on multiple pages. The Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust's 21st anniversary celebration Nov. 16 lived up to all expectations. A special addition was board member...

  • New program provides Colorado Springs-area teens a "Safe Place"

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

    One high schooler slept behind a Loaf 'N Jug last school year. Another, in Metcalfe Park and a third at Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8's stadium. For Promis Bruno, it's nothing short of "heartbreaking." "If we're not connecting them to an agency, where are they going?" said...

  • Fate of Venetucci Farm, already plagued by contaminated water issue, in limbo after foundation terminates staff

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    The loss of the bulk of the revenue for the historic Venetucci Farm in Security has led the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to terminate its staff. Susan Gordon, who with her husband, Patrick Hamilton, and their two children have managed Venetucci Farm for more than a decade, were...

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

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

    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: Sun, Dec 10, 2017

    "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...

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