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2018 Colorado Gives Day $250 Give-Away

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And the Nominees are:

The following non-profit organizations have been nominated by our members to receive a $250 donation from NCCU on Colorado Gives Day (December 4, 2018). To qualify, each organization must be based and operate in Weld or Larimer County, be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and be registered with www.coloradogives.org where the donation will be sent. We will accept one vote per person and voting will close on November 30th. Be sure to share this page with your friends and family so that they can cast their votes too!

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order.

 A Woman's Place

 Our mission is to shelter and help empower victims/survivors of domestic abuse to become safe, secure, and self-reliant; and through education and collaboration to mobilize our community to help prevent domestic  violence. We offer a variety of free and confidential services to women, men, transgender, nongender conforming people and their children. Learn more HERE.

 

Be The Gift, Inc.

Be the Gift is a local nonprofit in Colorado that believes some of the greatest heroes of our time are single moms who give their lives to raise their children and provide for them.  With their limited income and all their time poured into their kids, single moms sometimes struggle to maintain and repair their home.  Be the Gift’s team of project managers and volunteers work together to provide home repairs for single moms as a gift.  We give them a safer, healthier and more functioning home in which to raise their children. Learn more HERE.

 

 

Feeding Our Community Ourselves Inc.

FoCo Cafe’s mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay while using mostly local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients. FoCo Cafe is the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins. Cafe patrons set the price for cafe cuisine in this pay-what-you-can setting. Instead of a cash register, a donation box is on the counter. If you can give more, please pay it forward. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, participate in community with your time and talent in exchange for a mouth-watering meal. Daily menu selections are made primarily using fresh, locally grown ingredients, and funded by the donations of patrons donating for their meals. Learn more HERE.

 

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic is a "Limited Admission, Adoption Guarantee Shelter."This means we have to limit how many cats and kittens we take in due to space and financial restrictions, but we guarantee that every feline we rescue will be put up for adoption or will stay with us until it finds its forever home. We use humane euthanasia only as a last resort for critically ill or suffering cats and do not unnecessarily euthanize animals to free up shelter space. Learn more HERE.

 

Foundations Music School

Foundation Music School is non-profit community school of the arts committed to providing high quality arts opportunities to individuals of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and incomes. Established in March 2006, Foundation Music School currently offers a range of classes for students of all ages and abilities which nurture the love of music in a developmentally appropriate way. Learn more HERE.

 

 

 

 

The Greeley Dream Team

The Greeley Dream Team is a non-profit organization that has worked collaboratively with Greeley-Evans School District 6 since our inception in 1987.  Our mission is “To Partner with the Community to Help Children Succeed in School.” Our organization serves a diverse population of over 1,100 students through programs funded by federal, state, and local grants. The majority of the students we serve are first-generation college students and come from limited-income families. Assistance through our many partnerships allows us to provide a variety of group and one-on-one services that support student success in school. Learn more HERE.

 

Humane Society of Weld County

Founded in 1961, the Humane Society of Weld County opened the doors to its new facility in September 1999. We are the only 501(c) 3 non-profit animal shelter in Weld County. This facility provides care and shelter to over 4,000 homeless and unwanted pets in our community each year. It is a priority of the Humane Society of Weld County to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals to our caring community. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals who need our help every year. It costs the shelter about $25 per day for each animal. Most of the animals we receive are dogs or cats, but we also take-in rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs. Learn more HERE.

 

Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado

In 2017, the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado began as a combined operation between Right to Read of Weld County and the Global Refugee Center. Becoming one, larger organization made sense for a variety of reasons, but it was the opportunity to provide further services to our clients that made the decision easy. Rather than providing English language training to some clients and Community Navigation services to others, we knew that we could be reaching everyone by making our services into one efficient, effective process. Learn more HERE.

 

 

LifeStories Child & Family Advocacy (A Kid's Place)

Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy (formerly A Kid's Place) is the home of the Weld County Child Advocacy Center and the CASA Program. At Life Stories, we work hard to make sure that a child's life that may have been altered by abuse is not defined by it. Learn more HERE.

 

Partners Mentoring Youth

We are dedicated to Northern Colorado youth who are facing significant challenges in their lives. Since 1978, Partners Mentoring Youth has been pursuing our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives. Through our mentoring programs, Partners Mentoring Youth serves hundreds of youth in Larimer and Northern Weld counties. We focus on ensuring we are providing the best possible services for our youth by providing research-based programs that follow best practices in youth mentoring. We collect data from our partnerships for our annual evaluation to ensure our programs make a difference—and they do! After one year in our programs, youth with mentors gain relationship and interpersonal skills, more confidence, improved attitudes about substance use, and hope for the future. Learn more HERE.

 

SAVA Center

SAVA is dedicated to providing services to anyone affected by sexual violence in Larimer and Weld County in Northern Colorado.  Whether the assault happened to you or a loved one, SAVA can provide advocacy and support regardless of when the assault happened. In addition to providing direct services to survivors, SAVA aims to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in our community through prevention education programming for youth.  Our programs help youth ages 8-18 create safer spaces for themselves and others by addressing the root causes of sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, and increasing social activism and leadership skills. Learn more HERE.

 

The Growing Project

The Growing Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes the value of a strong, diverse, and just local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education, and advocacy. Food security is a global issue and a growing concern in Larimer County. The Growing Project addresses this important issue by making fresh, nourishing, regional food more accessible to all. The Growing Project accomplishes this through co-creating community gardens that increase the supply of fresh local produce; educational programs that provide knowledge and skills in community-building, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and self-sufficiency; and advocacy efforts that promote community access to food grown locally. Learn more HERE.

 

Weld Food Bank

Weld Food Bank is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which alleviates hunger and poverty by providing food and services to people in need. We are a private non-profit organization and are not a part of county government. We work to educate the public about the nature of hunger and poverty. We recognize the need for emergency and supplemental food programs and of other non-profit organizations that meet the critical needs of low-income families. When we provide our services we strive to do so with compassion and respect for the dignity of the people seeking food assistance. Learn more HERE.

 

Women 2 Women

Since 2009, Weld County based Women2Women (W2W) has provided immediate one-time financial assistance to more than 1100 local women through a referral and application system in cooperation with other 501(c)(3) organizations. W2W’s goal is to provide a “hand up” that helps women who have unexpected expenses and to date, over $475,000 has been given to assist Weld County women and their families. What makes Women2Women so unique in filling this critical community need are volunteer board members who make it happen and the speed at which funding is allocated (usually within 48 hours) to women in need. W2W pays assistance directly to local vendors and service providers resulting in a positive local economic impact. Learn more HERE.

 

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Honorable Mentions

The following organizations were nominated but, unfortunately, do not meet all 3 qualifications for the give-away. Therefor they are ineligible for the vote. However we strongly encourage you to learn more about these phenominal organizations and the valuable services they provide.

Good Health Will

Good Health Will is a nonprofit health and medical outfitter that accepts donated durable medical equipment and healthcare supplies and provides them to the public at very low cost. We have two locations in Colorado:  Loveland and Greeley.​ Good Health Will (formerly Rocky Mountain Medical Outfitting & Recycling) was started in 2006 by the mom of a disabled child out of her garage in Fort Collins, Colorado.  As she looked for affordable healthcare supplies and equipment for her disabled daughter, the mom realized that there was a large amount of stuff being taken to the dump since there were few ways, other than eBay and Craig's List, to connect the materials to the people who might need them.  Thus, Rocky Mountain Medical Outfitting & Recycling (RMMOR) was born.​ Learn more HERE.

 

Helping Heroes Fly

    
The dream for Helping Heroes Fly is to raise money, primarily through private donations, to provide airfare to enlisted military men and women, enabling them to be home with their families at important times, such as holidays, emergencies, family events or even much needed R & R. Our military men and women, who are willing to give so much and receive so little in return, simply need to be home with their families at certain times. The hope is to be able to help with this and relieve some of the financial burden for them so that they are able to enjoy their times at home. Learn more HERE.

 

Hope Therapy Center (Greeley Center for Independence)

Established in 1977 as an all-volunteer patient advocacy team, Greeley Center for Independence is a multifaceted non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of people with a variety of disabilities. We provide affordable, accessible housing; home health services; a Supportive Living Program for adults with brain injury; a Therapy Center and wellness programs. Learn more HERE.

 

Hunger Free Colorado

Hunger Free Colorado leads efforts to connect families and individuals to food resources and fuel change in systems, policies and social views, so no Coloradan goes hungry. The nonprofit organization was launched in 2009 from a merger of the Colorado Anti-Hunger Network and the Colorado Food Bank Association, with funding support from The Denver Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. Hunger Free Colorado brings a unified, statewide voice to the issue and solutions surrounding hunger, with a goal to ensure all Coloradans have access to affordable, nutritious food. Learn more HERE.

 

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Incorporated, hosting of Latina Youth Leadership Conference

"This group of women host an annual eighth grade conference to speak to young women about self esteem, cultural pride, education and goal setting.  They fund raise all year to be able to host the conference as they do not receive funding from the University of Northern Colorado to be able to do it.  Young women get the opportunity to attend a conference that empowers them to think about the future and their goals in life through participation in this conference. Participating schools are Greeley Weld County School District 6 and surrounding schools." - Patricia Escobar

 

Longs Peak Science & Engineering Fair

LPSEF is a regional fair affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair offers students in grades 5 – 12 the opportunity to compete in several categories in either the Junior (5th – 8thgrades) or Senior (9th – 12th grades) Division. Team projects are studies conducted by two or three students in any discipline. Team projects will compete against individual projects for the same Grand Awards in each category. Learn more HERE.

 

LoveAir RC Club

The Love-Air RC Club and its members serve the RC Aeromodeling Community at Drake Field in Weld County, Northern Colorado. We are a Gold Leader Club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). We have over ninety members with a wide variety of interests in RC aeromodeling such as scale models, jets, sport flying, IMAC, 3D, Pattern, helicopter and drone flying including all kinds of electric, glow or gas models. We are always looking for new members and, at any time, you are welcome to come out and watch us fly or get some stick time of your own as a guest or on a buddy system.  Radio Control Aeromodeling is both challenging and rewarding – we recommend that anyone interested in the hobby examine our website and feel free to ask questions to one of the board members – or better yet, come on out to Drake Field (12760 Hwy 14, Ault, CO). Weather permitting, Tuesday is a very popular day to join a regular group of flyers. Other days, there is a good chance you'll find a welcoming club member. Learn more HERE.

 

Zac's Legacy

Our Mission at Zac's Legacy Childhood Cancer Fund is to alleviate non-medical financial burdens Colorado families face while their dependent child is battling cancer.  Our organization provides public awareness and education, while positively impacting the families of cancer-stricken children. Our tenacious Vision is to provide for ALL the non-medical financial needs of families as they try to meet their obligations of paying mortgage, rent, utilities, food, gas, cell phone, vehicle repairs, house cleaning and other costs. One day we seek to see the day of the end childhood cancer so families will no longer require assistance as they deal with the trials of cancer. Until that day we believe our communities benefit by understanding the struggles, trials, tribulations and types of childhood cancer that is experienced every day by their neighbors. Learn more HERE.

 

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