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1 year 3 months ago

Wild Fire Tees raising money once again

Wild Fire Tees will be on-site this weekend with a brand new t-shirt as a fundraiser for Black Forest Fire Relief. Wild Fire Tees was created during the Waldo Canyon Fire last year and was instrumental in bringing in significant funds for quick and efficient disbursement to those with...

1 year 7 months ago

Fundraiser planned for two murdered children

Friends are trying to raise money for a Falcon family that lost two children this week. One-year-old Scarlett Gallagher and three-year-old Ryan Willhite were stabbed to death Wednesday on a farm in Falcon. Police say the mother's boyfriend, 22-year-old Ethan Caurou, killed the two children before killing himself. ...

2 years 4 months ago

Texas teen accused of faking cancer

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas teenager accused of faking cancer to steal $17,000 in donations has been released from jail on bond. Court records show a status hearing has been scheduled May 31 in El Paso for 19-year-old Angie Gomez of Horizon City. Gomez on Tuesday night...

2 years 10 months ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

2 years 10 months ago

Guns 'n Hoses

Come see the Firefighters vs. Colorado Springs Law Enforcement face off in a battle on the ice. It's the 4th annual "Guns 'n Hoses" sled hockey charity game, which is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Sled Hockey Association (CSSHA). The goal of the game is to raise funds...

2 years 10 months ago

Tip a Cop supports Special Olympics

Many were smiling at the Old Chicago restaurant off I-25's Woodmen exit in Colorado Springs as patrons got an unexpected surprise as they came in to dine on Saturday. Three Special Olympians greeted customers while the El Paso Sheriff's Office officers waited on tables. The event is called...

2 years 11 months ago

"Christmas for Kids" fundraiser

For a number of years our local four-wheel drive community has been assisting the Department of Human Services with their "Christmas for Kids" program. Today, the Colorado Southern District Four Wheel Drive Club presents their 4th annual "Christmas for Kids" fundraiser. It runs from 10 am - 3...

2 years 11 months ago

Obama raises more than $70 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says he raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer. The amount exceeds a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period but is about $16 million less than...

2 years 11 months ago

Helping kids stay warm

Last Saturday snow fell on many parts of El Paso County reminding us that winter is knocking on our door and it's a perfect time to help some kids stay warm. "Koats 4 Kids" is holding their 5th Annual fundraiser this Friday, October 14. Coats will be going to...

2 years 11 months ago

Help HuHot raise $10,000 for soldiers

Every Monday, HuHot Mongolian Grill on N. Academy in Colorado Springs donates 10% of their sales to The Home Front Cares , but on Monday, October 10, the owners are upping the amount to 100%. "All of our staff, all the managers, we've all got some relationships, some connections...

2 years 11 months ago

Eating for a cause

HuHot Mongolian Grill who will donate 100% of its Monday sales in hopes of raising at least $10K to be given to Home Front Cares. Tomorrow, come out and support a worthy cause. HUHOT Mongolian Grill: 7790 N. Academy Rd.; Colorado Springs, CO 80920

3 years 2 weeks ago

MDA asks USA for $1 more in telethon

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Despite missing its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans for at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it raised last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon. This year's revamped fundraiser plans to trot out as...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Indy funny man to be honored at gala

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will begin its 75th season with a black tie gala next month honoring Colorado Springs Independent columnist Rich Tosches and Arts Center Trustee Susie Burghart. The event is traditionally one of the FAC's top fundraisers of the year and president and CEO Sam...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Boehner hosting fundraiser for Tipton in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be in Aspen for a fundraiser for Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner is headlining the fundraiser for the freshman Republican congressman Saturday. The Denver Post reports that Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House for...

3 years 3 weeks ago

A carnival fundraiser

Expect to see everything from balloons and pony rides to bounce houses and climbing walls on Sunday, August 28 at the Grace Fund's 7th annual fundraiser called "A Family afFaire." Over the last six years the organization has raised and granted over $600,000 to those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis,...

3 years 1 month ago

Racing to fight blood cancer

A group of triathletes from Colorado Springs spent their morning pedaling for donations, literally! Members of the Rocky Mountain Team In Training spent the morning riding stationary bikes outside of the Bicycle Village at Academy Blvd. and Montebello Dr. to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The...

3 years 1 month ago

Still life around town

There are nineteen locations around downtown Colorado Springs where you can see these beauties, but these places are only temporary homes for these butterflies. The Butterflies and Friends Project is a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and many local sponsors to help raise money for art...

3 years 3 months ago

Butterflies returning this weekend

More than two dozen hand-painted butterfly statues will be displayed on the streets of downtown Colorado Springs this weekend. Volunteers will be installing the sculptures on Saturday morning. All 31 Butterflies and Friends sculptures have been painted by local artists will be sold at auction in September. Money raised...

3 years 4 months ago

Walking towards a cure

People of all ages came to show their support for those living with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the annual Walk MS Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society event in Monument Valley Park this morning. News First 5's, Rob Quirk, emceed the event and walked the walk in support of...

3 years 5 months ago

Driving for donations

Palmer High School will receive donations from Ford's national "Drive One 4 UR School" program that is scheduled to run between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday at Garry Barry Stadium. Qualified drivers from the community are invited to test drive one of Ford's vehicles. In return for...

3 years 7 months ago

Teachers say: run in the halls today

Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers. Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket...

3 years 7 months ago

Colo. group cancels Palin visit over safety fears

GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado nonprofit canceled a Sarah Palin fundraiser for military families citing safety concerns after an "onslaught of negative feedback." The Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation announced Saturday on its website that no direct threats were made against anyone but that negative rhetoric raised concern for...

3 years 6 months ago

Hometown Hero Dinner 2-3-2011

The Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner Event is an American Red Cross fundraiser that honors individuals and organizations who exemplify courage, kindness, and unselfish character through their acts of heroism in our local community. Heroes who have saved a life or helped make a life better within the last 18 months...

3 years 7 months ago

Community reaches out to fire victims

Samantha Anderson and four of her friends gave up their Sunday afternoon to help a fellow classmate in need. "We're having a bake sale to support her and her family, ‘cause they have nothing so we really want to help them," explains Anderson. Their friend, Amanda, lost everything...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo students craft bowls to fight hunger

A school in Pueblo is hosting a fundraiser to fight hunger. It's the 15th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser organized by The Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences. Students have hand-crafted and painted more than 850 ceramic bowls. On Friday, the public is invited to purchase the bowls--with a serving of...

3 years 11 months ago

Tom Tancredo gets fundraising help

A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday. Tancredo...

3 years 11 months ago

Kids on bikes for schools ride

You may not believe it, but some kids have never owned a bike. Kids on Bikes helps solve that problem by raising money to buy bikes for elementary school kids in low income school districts. On Saturday, they are holding their first annual fundraising ride. Riders will have three...

4 years 1 week ago

NRA fund raising party

Colorado Springs Friends of NRA are hosting their 15th Annual Banquet on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The event will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, 1775 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs. No membership is needed to attend the event. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and...

4 years 1 month ago

Lance Armstrong joins anti-cancer telethon

Lance Armstrong, Robin Roberts and Michael C. Hall are among the celebrities affected by cancer who are set to appear in a TV fundraiser next month. "Stand Up to Cancer" announced a lineup that will include other actors, athletes and musicians who have faced the illness, including Maura Tierney,...

4 years 3 months ago

Dana Perino in Colorado Springs Thursday

Former White House Press Secretary and Colorado State University-Pueblo grad Dana Perino will be at The Broadmoor Thursday evening, at a reception for Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. Perino worked at various positions in Washington before joining the White House staff, including a stint in then-Rep. McInnis' office. Perino...

4 years 4 months ago

Youth Symphony ensembles this Sunday

Ensembles from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony will perform the works of Haydn, Dvorak, Debussy and Bach this Sunday in the Hillside Neighborhood. The concert is a fundraiser for the Youth Symphony, to pay for its upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand. The suggested donation is $10. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Yumm--Burger scented candles

If you've found yourself relaxing at home, dreaming of the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions scent of beef, White Castle has answered the call. To celebrate its 18th annual National Hamburger Month, the 89-year-old fast-food chain is offering up a candle that smells like a Slider. And to really make it sell,...

4 years 7 months ago

Oops! I'm in what state?

President Barack Obama took some good-natured ribbing from the audience when he misidentified Gov. Bill Ritter as the "terrific governor of California." Obama's gaffe at a fundraiser for Sen. Michael Bennet caused laughter as Obama quickly caught his mistake Thursday. "Colorado, sorry," he said according to a White House...

4 years 7 months ago

Chocolate Walk in Canon City Saturday

If you love rich, handmade chocolates--this Saturday is a chance to OD on the amazing sweet. Canon City is holding its 8th annual Chocolate Lover's Walk. Participants can visit 30 local businesses, getting the homemade chocolates from each business. The Chocolate Lover's Walk is a fundraiser for the Music...

4 years 7 months ago

Annual Kosher corned beef sandwich sale

If you anxiously await Temple Shalom's annual New York style Kosher Corned Beef sandwich sale--the deadline to order has been extended to Monday. Each order includes a corned beef sandwich, coleslaw, pickle, chips and a homemade cookie. The cost is $10.50 for each lunch. Proceeds from the sale support...

4 years 9 months ago

Officers working for tips

Some Colorado Springs and Fountain police officers are working for tips to make a little extra money. That money will go to a special charity. It's not often you get waited on at a restaurant by someone with a sidearm, but today at the Peak Grill, just off of...

4 years 9 months ago

Pueblo Goodwill moving inventory for fundraiser

Breaking from tradition, the Pueblo Goodwill has decided to host its annual fundraiser at the Goodwill Store at 1020 Constitution Rd. The organization will host its 6th Annual Pines for Presents fundraiser inside the store on Saturday December 5. The Goodwill auctions Christmas trees to the public. Proceeds from the...

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