December 16, 2012 3:10 PM
Over one hundred kids are a little happier this christmas.
The non profit Families Helping Families organized a gift donation and give away for families they found through Los Pobres organization. Today was the Christmas Party where Santa handed out the gifts, and families got a chance to eat... more »
October 27, 2012 7:22 PM
There's a chance to make a real difference in Colorado Springs.
There are elderly in need of food, and many of you have stepped up to help. We met with volunteers of Silver Key at their food drive earlier today.
Each month, Silver Key delivers 600 bags of... more »
October 21, 2012 7:00 PM
It was a chance to have a fun time with your family while remembering the life of a little girl who passed away too soon.
Justice for Jessica day at the Colorado Springs House of Bounce helped raise money for the family of Jessica Ridgeway. Half of the admission and... more »
September 11, 2012 5:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day, along with 50 Cent, Edie Falco, Venus Williams, Eli Manning, former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani and a host of... more »
September 9, 2012 2:57 PM
DENVER (AP) - An equipment drive honoring an aspiring sportscaster who was killed in the Colorado theater shooting has netted more than 25,000 pieces of donated athletic gear, which will be distributed to victims of this summer's destructive wildfires. Jessica Ghawi was one of 12 people killed in the July... more »
June 30, 2012 7:40 PM
Liz Hershberger is a wife and mother of four, ages five, four, three, and two.
They lost their home in Mountain Shadows.
"I'm a person that likes to give, and so I'm quite on the other end from where I've always been in my life," said Hershberger. "It's like... more »
December 23, 2011 6:38 PM
Three grade schoolers in Colorado Springs have certainly made Santa's nice list this year. Hallee Hunziker, 10, Syndey Wagner, 10, and Lydia Glatt, 10, worked all summer and even a few days during Thanksgiving break at their lemonade stand to raise money for charity.
They earned a whopping $139... more »
December 1, 2011 7:06 AM
You might notice the Salvation Army Red Kettles that are out side many stores during the holiday season.
It's been a tradition since 1891, and it raises money to support needy families and the homeless.
You can always make a donation by putting money in the kettles, but... more »
November 21, 2011 5:52 PM
It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set... more »
November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
November 3, 2011 7:52 PM
The holidays are just around the corner and once again we are teaming up with the Air Force coaches wives to help fill Care and Share's pantry.
News 5 will be helping out at the gates as you enter the stadium and we ask that you bring a canned... more »
September 14, 2011 12:00 PM
The United States Air Force Academy has donated a jet engine to the Denver Public Schools for students and instructors to use as they study aircraft maintenance. Denver's West High School and the Emily Griffith Technical College have a partnership program that prepares students for careers in aviation.
The... more »
July 23, 2011 2:14 PM
Life just got a lot more comfortable for some pups who are down on their luck in Pueblo. The PAW For Life Animal Shelter celebrated the grand opening of their new $1.7 million facility Saturday morning.
The no-kill shelter gives dogs a second chance to be adopted when they... more »
January 26, 2011 4:12 PM
It's been a week and a half since a fire destroyed the Sabino family's home on Chesham Circle which they shared with their relatives the Cordovas. Tom Sabino, 44 and his son Tyler, 10, were severely burned and are still recovering at hospitals in Utah and Denver respectively.
Tom's... more »
January 26, 2011 1:32 PM
If you're headed out for lunch soon, the restaurant you choose could help a family in need in Colorado Springs.
All four of the city's Chick-fil-A restaurants are donating 15 percent of their sales today to help members of the Sabino family.
The family lost their home on... more »
January 1, 2011 1:39 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins hairstylist with failing kidneys says she was near death when a client of hers saved her life with a kidney donation.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sheena Coatman says she went on dialysis in the spring of 2010 and prayed for a donor. Months later,... more »
November 11, 2010 10:03 PM
On Thursday, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill presented a check for more than one thousand dollars to the Home Front Cares organization at their Broadmoor Towne Centre location.
"We're excited about giving back to the community and, specifically, to our veterans for the jobs they do and for keeping us all safe,"... more »
September 29, 2010 1:40 PM
A generous gift for the Boys & Girls club of Pueblo County. On Wednesday morning, a man who invented a cell phone cover announced he would donate $100,000 to the center. Jeff Valdez owns the company based out of Cripple Creek, which produces a cell phone cover called mySnark. The... more »
September 21, 2010 9:22 AM
Oprah Winfrey's foundation has given a Denver charter school a $1 million grant to help add other campuses in the city. The grant from Winfrey's Angel Network foundation was announced during her show Monday.
Denver's School of Science and Technology was featured on the show as one of six... more »
August 16, 2010 6:22 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A national gay rights group says Target Corp. has decided against giving money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the uproar over a $150,000 donation that helped support a conservative candidate.
Human Rights Campaign spokesman Fred Sainz said Monday that Target made its decision after two tentative... more »
June 1, 2010 4:50 PM
The Penrose-St. Francis Blood Bank is always in need of people to donate blood.
Blood Bank hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or call 776-5822 for an appointment. The... more »
May 24, 2010 8:21 AM
Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels is the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," besting actress Holly Robinson Peete.
Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality, winning $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association.
But runner-up Peete was a winner... more »
May 11, 2010 12:44 PM
A labor union is pledging $50,000 for upkeep of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial grounds on the National Mall.
The Maryland-based International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers announced the gift Tuesday to help care for about 13 acres for the rest of the year.
Last year, the private... more »
April 27, 2010 3:55 PM
Despite these tough economic times, on Tuesday donors in Pueblo proved they're still willing to open their hearts and wallets to people in need. During a luncheon at Pueblo Community College, the United Way announced it raised a record $958,000 for its 2009 fundraising campaign. Crowd members cheered and set... more »
April 27, 2010 9:39 AM
Developers won't be building anything behind the landmark Hollywood sign. The Trust for Public Land says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's $900,000 donation completes the conservation group's $12.5 million fundraising drive to protect the 138 acres behind the Hollywood sign. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that Hefner was the final donor,... more »
April 2, 2010 7:52 PM
The skyline of the US Air Force Academy will be changing in the coming years as a pair of new construction projects get underway.
First up is the construction of a $16 million 92,000 square foot Indoor Athletics Facility, to be built just to the north of the Cadet... more »
April 2, 2010 8:58 AM
The Air Force Academy plans to use a $5 million donation from a graduate to build a new indoor athletic training facility.
It's the largest gift from a graduate in the Academy's history.
The center is scheduled for completion in early 2011 and will consist of a regulation-sized... more »
April 1, 2010 9:41 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy plans to use a $5 million donation from a graduate to construct a new indoor athletic training facility. It's the largest gift from a graduate in the history of the Academy. The center is scheduled for completion in early 2011... more »
March 18, 2010 8:27 AM
The family of a 13-year-old Texas girl who died after hitting a tree while skiing at a Colorado resort have donated her organs.
The family of Taylor Storch said Wednesday that her heart saved a 39-year-old Arizona woman and that her liver was given to a 1-year-old child. Storch's... more »
March 5, 2010 4:15 PM
She lived in a one bedroom house, shopped at rummage sales and worked at the same job for 43 years before retiring.
Grace Groner saved her money. Over the years she made small donations to a scholarship fund at her alma mater, Lake Forest College. When she passed away... more »
March 4, 2010 9:39 AM
Baylor University officials say the Waco, Texas, school has received the largest donation in its history: an anonymous gift worth $200 million.
The estate provision, announced Thursday, will be used to benefit medical research at the world's largest Baptist university.
Baylor officials say it's the second-largest gift to... more »
February 3, 2010 9:27 AM
The year's State Winter Games for the Special Olympics has been saved with a donation of about $80,000.
The event at Copper Mountain had been called off for lack of money. But Special Olympics Colorado tells The Denver Post that the games are back on thanks to an anonymous... more »
February 1, 2010 2:21 PM
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has received the largest donation in its history - $8 million for a new building.
The museum announced the donation Monday from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The money will build a new 40,000-square-foot, three-story Science Engagement Center for children.
The museum... more »
January 23, 2010 10:24 AM
Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful note, with a buoyant call for Haiti's revival by native son, Wyclef Jean.... more »
January 2, 2010 11:37 PM
While most were celebrating the beginning of a new decade with family and friends on New Years, others in Colorado Springs were up to something shocking. The donation box at the Pikes Peak Humane Society was smashed open in the early hours of New Years. Hundreds of dollars of donation... more »
December 21, 2009 5:37 PM
Silver Key Senior Services has a limited number of fresh Christmas trees available for a suggested donation of $20. The trees were donated by a local tree lot and all proceeds will go to support services for people 60 and over. The trees will be for sale fron noon to... more »
December 21, 2009 9:48 AM
Salvation Army officials say it's no mistake that somebody quietly slipped an envelope with two rings into a Salvation Army red kettle. One ring was a piece of costume jewelry. The other? An antique platinum and diamond wedding ring valued at $1,400. Salvation Army Capt. Tom Fenton says the rings... more »
September 11, 2009 1:15 PM
A valuable bronze sculpture that was donated to charity without the donor or recipient realizing its worth is going back to its owner.
The 2 1/2-ton sculpture, titled "Vanessa-Helena-Katharina-Landegger," by prominent American sculptor Sterett-Gittings Kelsey, was donated to Goodwill Industries of South Florida in May by a Miami investment... more »
September 9, 2009 1:56 PM
Some new Habitat for Humanity homes may be outfitted with furniture that once graced Aspen's Little Nell Hotel, where a suite can run as much as $5,500 a night. The Little Nell has donated furniture, bedding, appliances and decor from 86 rooms as the hotel undergoes an $18 million renovation.... more »