Giving Back to the Local Community This Holiday Season

Giving Back is a holiday tradition for many people! Donating time, money, and resources makes a huge difference to non-profit organizations of every size. Here we have compiled a list of some local groups to consider for your holiday giving.

Today is Giving Tuesday – “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.” More info: https://www.givingtuesday.org

December 10 is Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Donations are accepted for various organizations through ColoradoGives.org.

Alternatives to Violence

Alternatives to Violence provides shelter, advocacy, education and resources for people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Since 1983, Alternatives to Violence has offered victims the opportunity to heal both emotionally and physically in a supportive environment. Each year, we provide emergency shelter, safety planning, advocacy, information and referrals to local resources, crisis intervention, and in some cases longer-term housing to over 800 people.
http://alternativestoviolence.org

Artworks Loveland

Artworks is the largest Studio Artist Community in Northern Colorado dedicated to advancing the contemporary arts and visual artists. With desirable studio space and gallery space, artists are free to work solo or to take advantage of collaborative opportunities.
https://artworksloveland.org

Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County supports young people by providing an outcome-driven Club experience, with programming offered in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. These programs provide the foundation for personal growth, new opportunities, and prevention of risky behaviors.
https://www.begreatlarimer.org

Easter Seals of Colorado

Easterseals Colorado is leading the way to creating a Colorado where everyone, regardless of age or ability, is 100 percent included and 100 percent empowered. As a vital resource for all people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in rural and urban communities across the state, Easterseals provides programs and supports that enhance quality of life and create opportunities for greater independence at home, at work and at play.
https://www.easterseals.com/co/

Foothills Gateway Inc.

Since 1972, Foothills Gateway has improved the lives of thousands of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Northern Colorado by helping to conquer challenges and achieve their maximum potential. Foothills Gateway strives to empower every ability and highlight the achievements of the human spirit of all ages.
https://foothillsgateway.org

Meals on Wheels of Loveland & Berthoud

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of homebound individuals with nutritious meals and daily contact by caring volunteers.
https://www.lovelandmealsonwheels.org

Santa Cops of Larimer County

Santa Cops is a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Timnath Police Department, Alternative Sentencing Department, the District Attorney’s Office and Colorado State University Police. Santa Cops of Larimer County works to provide toys for children in need within Larimer County to enhance the relationship between children and law enforcement within our communities for Christmas and throughout the year.
https://santacopslarimercounty.org

Thompson Education Foundation

Thompson Education Foundation (TEF) is the community’s best answer to support students and staff in Thompson School District. The foundation focuses on exceptional educational experiences and we lead programs like the Help Kids Succeed school supply program, Great Idea classroom grants, Homeless Student Assistance, field trips for elementary students, music and art programs, scholarships and the annual Educator of the Year awards. TEF accepts donations in support of the work for students and end of year gifts can be made at www.thompsontef.org.

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