December 18, 2012 6:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday the Salvation Army in Colorado Springs is helping more than 500 families with gifts for Christmas.
Families who applied back in October stopped by the center on Yuma Street Monday to pick up their gifts. More families will come on Tuesday. The Salvation Army distributes the... more »
November 17, 2012 11:55 AM
The community is coming together to help out victims of the Wetmore Fire.
The local 4-H club is hosting a chili dinner on Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm. It's at the Wetmore Community Building. They'll have chili and a silent auction. Donations for fire victims will be... more »
July 7, 2012 7:09 PM
Volunteers in Pueblo take in more than $1,300 for the Firefighter Fund, plus a truck load of donations! They say it's important for people to remember that containment does not mean the fire is out, and there are still hundreds of firefighters that need our help.
"Volunteer fire departments aren't... more »
June 29, 2012 7:48 PM
If you're in Pueblo and want to make donations like water and Gatorade to help those affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire, you can take those to the first floor of the courthouse on W. 10th in Pueblo. They're taking donations for Care and Share
"Colorado has been invaded be... more »
December 15, 2011 3:53 PM
Memorial Hospital for Children is hoping you'll give a new toy to one of the kids in their pediatric unit this holiday season. The hospital's Child Life Department runs primarily on donations and volunteers to maintain a pair of playrooms for patients.
They also give an age appropriate toy... more »
August 25, 2011 6:04 AM
DENVER (AP) - A slowdown in donations this summer has forced the Mothers' Milk Bank in Denver to limit its supply of breast milk to premature babies in intensive care units.
Manager Laraine Lockhart-Borman says the 27-year-old breast milk bank is in need of donations with its supply down... more »
May 14, 2011 3:21 PM
Dress for Success, a resource center for women who are looking for to improve their employability, hold their monthly donation day today.
Today, as well as every second Saturday of every month from 10:30 am-2 pm, in addition to all other days, they are accepting clothing, undergarment, and accessory... more »
April 28, 2011 1:45 PM
American Red Cross is only accepting monetary donations for tornado victims.
There currently is no huge need for volunteers to go there, but they are sending specialists in the mental aid sectors.
You can donate online or by mail, but if you want your donation to go to... more »
March 14, 2011 3:15 PM
The Salvation Army is accepting money for the relief efforts in Japan, but no in-kind donations.
You can text the words "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 to make a $10 donation to The Salvation Army Earthquake Relief Efforts.
Currently, 81 active officers and 1,068 Salvation Army employees operate... more »
March 14, 2011 2:55 PM
Local radio station Magic FM (98.9) is raising money today for the Red Cross effort to help those devastated by earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan.
Donations are being accepted at several locations, including the Panera Bread at Southgate, Complete Nutrition at Shops at Briargate and in the parking lot... more »
February 10, 2011 7:13 PM
Silver Key is running low on food, personal care and cleaning supplies. The organization for seniors will sponsor the EATCLEANLOVE Drive, in conjunction with Valentine's Day, will run throughout February in hopes of getting donations for their clients.
Donations may be dropped of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.... more »
February 9, 2011 12:29 PM
Three Pueblo students are asking for donations that would help newborns who are legally surrendered after birth. They're collecting blankets, pacifiers and other unopened baby items to make care packages for each fire station in Pueblo.
Under the Safe Haven law, a mother can give her infant to a... more »
December 11, 2010 12:16 AM
Friday night marks five years since Annette Martinez, a 35-year-old mother of three, was stabbed to death while working at a Pueblo 7-11 convenience store.
Family and friends are preparing for another Christmas without their mother, daughter, sister, and friend, but this year they are trying to take something... more »
December 3, 2010 12:06 PM
Ted's Bicycles is very busy this week refurbishing used bicycles to make them like-new for the annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway, happening Monday, December 20 at the former Crissy Fowler Lumber Yard on W. Vermijo Street. "We fixed up over 450 bikes last year and we're shooting for more than... more »
November 13, 2010 5:07 PM
What would you do if your daughter's wedding canceled and you couldn't get your money back on the reception dinner? One father in Colorado Springs is becoming the best man by hosting a dinner for others in need. We are working on this story and others tonight at 10pm. more »
November 10, 2010 7:33 PM
When businessman Bob Telmossé died in 2006 following a long illness, some wondered if the Christmas giveaway event he hosted for more than 20 years would continue. It has, yet in two separate and different forms which are a cause for confusion for some who would like to donate or... more »
November 5, 2010 7:23 PM
Fellowship of the Rockies church in Pueblo is trying to gather enough food to feed 200 families.
Teams are being formed at the church to gather food, sort it, pack boxes and deliver them to the needy. Turkeys will be provided by Andrews Food Services.
A list of... more »
November 5, 2010 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - MSNBC'S Keith Olbermann has been suspended without pay for contributing to the campaigns of three Democrats during this election season.
NBC News prohibits its employees from donating to political campaigns unless the head of the news division gives special permission. Olberman's bosses at MSNBC didn't find... more »
October 14, 2010 11:47 AM
Donations are down but demand for services is up from the Pueblo County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Pueblo County residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, Oct. 16. The event will raise money, educate people about... more »
October 1, 2010 9:53 AM
A Colorado Springs program for the homeless in danger of shutting down due to lack of funding has bought a little more time.
The Resource Advocacy Program serves homeless people suffering from substance abuse and mental health problems. It was preparing to shut down Friday if it couldn't come... more »
September 15, 2010 5:42 PM
The United Way of Pueblo County is asking you to open up your hearts and pocket books. On Wednesday a big crowd gathered at the Pueblo Convention Center as the organization kicked off its 2010 fundraiser. Their goal is to raise $975,000 during the campaign--that's $17,000 more than last year,... more »
September 8, 2010 3:36 PM
A religious watchdog group in Colorado says it will send a copy of the Quran to the Afghan National Army for every one that may be destroyed by the pastor of a small Florida church.
Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday his group would... more »
August 30, 2010 8:15 PM
Peter Sprunger-Froese's Bike Clinic in Colorado Springs is filled with some of the lost and forgotten parts of bicycles that people thought showed no promise, but Peter brings them back.
"To bring life to these bikes, that are what we're trying to do here, says Sprunger-Froese, as he works... more »
August 14, 2010 8:45 PM
In June Heather Buck, a horse rider from Black Forest won a World Championship racing her horse in the 2010 Youth Painted Horse Show in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The next month Buck suffered and injury that has kept her out of the saddle ever since. She went over the... more »
July 21, 2010 11:52 AM
Colorado State University's private donations rose 6.6 percent to $58 million the past year, bucking the national trend of declining donations to U.S. public research universities. Colorado State officials say the number of donors increased 17 percent.
The university is in the final two years of its first comprehensive... more »
July 12, 2010 8:02 PM
Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet... more »
June 16, 2010 11:43 AM
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett are launching a campaign to get other American billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.
Former Gates Foundation CEO Patty Stonesifer says Gates and Buffett have been campaigning for the past year to get others to donate... more »
May 28, 2010 11:07 AM
Silver Key Senior Services' Emergency Food Pantry in Colorado Springs is always in need of donations but donations typically slow to a trickle in the summer.
Needed right now:
canned fruits and vegetables
personal hygiene items
Donations may... more »
May 14, 2010 10:55 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to significantly ramp up its donations to the nation's food banks to total $2 billion over the next five years, the retail giant said this week.
The company is more than doubling its annual rate of giving as the number of Americans receiving food stamps... more »
May 12, 2010 4:42 PM
Colorado Springs Ronald McDonald House needs donations. Cash is always appreciated. In addition, the Ronald McDonald House has released this Wish List:
Safeway/King Soopers gift cards
Office Depot gift cards
Lowe's or Home Depot gift cards
Pre-paid phone cards
copy paper... more »
April 27, 2010 8:53 AM
Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations. Lawmakers acted because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and unions should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to produce and run their own campaign ads. The Colorado Supreme Court... more »
April 14, 2010 9:21 AM
Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating... more »
April 6, 2010 4:58 PM
The Friends of the Julie Penrose Fountain are trying to raise $12,500 to keep it running this summer.
The fountain is in the heart of America the Beautiful Park. El Pomar will provide a matching grant if the money is raised. It goes toward maintenance, life guards and safety.... more »
March 24, 2010 4:55 PM
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Starsmore Discovery Center and Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center will remain open throughout 2010, thanks to private donations. The City of Colorado Springs only funded the sites through the first quarter of the year, but cut funding for the remainder of the year because of... more »
March 1, 2010 12:51 PM
The Salvation Army wants to renovate its building in Pueblo to provide permanent shelter for the homeless, but they're asking for your help. The non-profit group is trying to raise $700,000 in donations to fund the renovation project. For starters, the Salvation Army says it plans to install showers, build... more »
January 21, 2010 12:38 PM
Educators and students in Pueblo West are lacing up their shoes to help the ongoing relief effort in Haiti. Swallows Charter Academy is holding two basketball fundraisers this week at 49 Precision Dr. in Pueblo West. The first game will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 3:30 p.m. The... more »
January 20, 2010 12:59 PM
The House has passed a bill allowing taxpayers to write off donations to Haiti earthquake relief efforts when they file their 2009 taxes this spring. Under current law, donors would have to wait until they file their 2010 returns next year to take the deductions. The bill would allow donations... more »
January 13, 2010 12:26 AM
It's a part of our community some would rather not talk about; the homeless camps along the creek beds. While it's never been a very clean community, the problem is getting worse as those camps grow. It's some of the most unsanitary conditions one could ever imagine. With the vote... more »
January 8, 2010 10:26 PM
It's a calling many have heard lately.
"It's been wrestling on me, Brother Billy Williams' heart, my wife's heart," says Howard Veasley who came with friends to bring items to some local homeless people. "That's somebody's mother, somebody's father, somebody's son, somebody's daughter that's in need out here in... more »
December 14, 2009 7:50 PM
Volunteers have purchased and wrapped nearly 900 gifts for senior citizens in the Woodland Park and Colorado Springs area, but they're short about 100 gifts.
The program, coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care, has members of the community pick from a giving tree. They started with 1,000 names and... more »
November 16, 2009 7:38 PM
With a little less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, several local charities are in need of turkey donations to help feed families in our community.
For example, you won't find many turkeys inside the freezer at the Springs Rescue Mission. Director of Programs Lyn Harwell says during the last... more »
November 11, 2009 4:01 PM
Over the past several days Eva Lopez has been busy dropping off flyers at businesses around Pueblo. She estimates she been to more than 100 businesses so far. At each stop, she encourages owners to make a food or cash donations to the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. "It's close to... more »
September 15, 2009 6:12 PM
As families continue to struggle in this recession the United Way of Pueblo County says it needs your help more than ever. On Tuesday, the organization kicked off its 2009 fundraising campaign. The United Way set a goal to raise a record $950,000 to benefit more than 40 non-profits. The... more »
September 8, 2009 7:03 PM
There was a particularly touching moment during the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon Monday afternoon, a show of brotherhood between the Pueblo and Colorado Springs Fire Departments. As firefighters from the CSFD brought in their cash donations from the Fill the Boot campaign, Scott Reiman of the International Association of Fire... more »