Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What you can do this holiday season!

There are countless ways you can contribute and help your community this holiday season.  We're compiling a list with as many details as possible and we'll try to update as we get more information!


ColoradoStrong Bag Ladies Facebook Page

These lovely ladies have one simple motto...PAY IT FORWARD.  They are putting together bags for people that may not have access to the simplest of hygiene items.  They are collecting items like soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, gloves, hats, lotion, etc...

Check out their link above for more information about them and contact them for drop off locations!


Tajma Pawz Grooming Facebook Page

Tajma Pawz has been an amazing ColoradoStrong supporter and they love their community!  They are collecting items for their Christmas of Love Donation Drive.  Here is the description in their own words:

Christmas Of Love Donation Drive

Tajma Pawz Grooming Is Proud to Announce our Christmas Love Donation Drive. We are sponsoring two of Rocky Mountain Kids Group Homes, Saving Grace and Future Bound.
They are group homes for girls ages 12-19. The mission of Rocky Mountain Kids is to help both boys and girls between the ages of 12-19, in the custody of the Department of Human Services, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
We will take $5.00 off Grooming Service for your Generous Donation, our way of saying "Thanks!" to you for helping out these girls. They are in need of simple things like, hair ties, nail polish, makeup, lotions, shampoos, etc. Feel free to donate as you wish. We thank you for your support!
Something else really cool...They also have an anti-bullying page.  Check it out!

Stop It With the Bullying Facebook Page


We'll just go ahead and copy/paste the email we received from Pride.  We are a Pride family so that is how we received the email.  Even if you're not part of Pride, you might still be able to help!

Pride Families,
My name is Joanie and I play for Pride Predators 95'. On January 14th, 2013 I will be traveling to Guatemala with a team from Woodmen Valley Chapel to put on a youth soccer camp. We will have three days of Campa 3D, a “faith-based camp that focuses on developing young soccer players based on the three dimensions of body, mind, and spirit. Campa 3D provides an opportunity for underprivileged and vulnerable youth to learn about soccer but also about the love of Jesus. 
While preparing for our trip to Guatemala we spoke about how many of the children do not have proper soccer cleats to play in. As a gift I would love to surprise each of them with a pair of cleats. I am reaching out to Pride, asking you to donate any gently used or new cleats you may have! We need all Men's and Women's sizes between 5-11. So, please collect those old cleats you don't use anymore  for someone who would be more than excited to have a pair of their own! 
I also have a special request for the girls in Guatemala; it would be great if we could bring sports bras to give them. If you would like to donate sports bras for the girls to wear, please buy them new.  Again, we need all sizes, especially for girls 12-16 years old.

If you wish to donate you can drop off any materials at the Pride Office in the designated boxes.
2660 Vickers Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80918 


Indy Give! Facebook Page

You choose what non-profit to donate to.  There are 58 to choose from...something for everyone!

DescriptionSince its inception in 2009, Give! has put $1,321,000+ back into Pikes Peak Area nonprofits. In addition to the money, Give! assists nonprofits with in-kind needs, acquiring volunteers, strategic trainings, obtaining matching rants, vying for challenge grants and participants are offered media, collaboration and event opportunities. In 2011, we raised $699,823.24!

1.  Provide publicity and exposure to worthy local nonprofits while educating them in marketing their non profit.
2.  Attract new donors and/or volunteers to these important causes.
3.  Encourage people who do not regularly give to donate time and money, with a particular emphasis on getting those 18-36 involved in philanthropy.

Indy Give! Official Website


The Starlight Children's Foundation help children and families all over the world!  The Colorado chapter needs your help this holiday season!  See "important dates and information" below for details!


Peak Pet Pantry Facebook Page

Don't forget about our furry friends!  They are always needing donations just like humans. Here's info from their Facebook page.  Check them out!

We seek to provide temporary food, care, and maintenance assistance for pets, whose owners might otherwise be forced to surrender their pets to a shelter. We also attempt to offer food assistance to those managing and caring for stray and feral cat colonies. Our purpose is to help disadvantaged pet owners keep and maintain their beloved pets, as pets are usually viewed as part of the family and often offer emotional support, which is essential to a person's well being.
Company Overview
Peak Pet Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to help struggling pet owners feed and keep their pets during trying times. We are registered as Pikes Peak Pet Pantry but are doing business as Peak Pet Pantry for the convenience of our customers, donors, and the media.
We are a nonprofit pet retention program registered in the state of Colorado who provides temporary/supplemental pet food and pet supplies to those struggling to feed and care for their own families and pets. We strive to help keep pets in their original homes as pets offer emotional support to people during the good and hard times.
General Information
Distribution locations:

1. Thurs from 2p-3p in front of SecurCare Self Storage, 4729 Astrozon Blvd 80916

2. 1st & 3rd Sat from 11a-12p on Westview, street just west of Marian House Soup Kitchen, near I-25/Bijou

Their Wishlist


Care and Share Facebook Page


Springs Rescue Mission Facebook Page

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Springs Rescue Mission are always accepting those donations! This is such a difficult time of year for many.  You can help monetarily or even volunteer!


Along with needing Big Brothers and Big Sisters, they have additional needs this holiday season.

What do they do? From their website:

The mission of Rocky Mountain Kids is to help both boys and girls between the ages of 12-19, in the custody of the Department of Human Services, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.Our vision is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment to work on healing the effects of abuse and neglect, and to help these kids turn their lives around.  We also will provide the services needed to help heal the family if reunification is possible. If returning home is not possible, then emancipation is the goal. Our staff members are well trained in helping with adolescents and emotional trauma.  The average length of stay for a child is 6 months – two years. 

Check them out on Facebook as well!  Rocky Mountain Kids Facebook Page

US! ColoradoStrong

We will continue to donate our proceeds from ColoradoStrong wristbands and ColoradoStrong Tshirts to Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Those can be found RIGHT HERE!  Click on the photo of the wristbands up top! The wristbands make great stocking stuffers!  If you want to purchase locally, you can find them at Treasure Island Gifts and Floral in Briargate, West Side Tattoo in Old Colorado City and PB and Jellies downtown!  If you'd like to sell wristbands at your business, let us know!

Pikes Peak Community Foundation Facebook Page

Our Facebook Page

What does ColoradoStrong do anyway? Click here to find out!

Your local shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, Salvation Army, etc... ALL need extra help around the holidays.  Just check the phone book and give them a call.  They'll be happy you did...and so will you! :)

Watch for more opportunities to help out your community.  Our Facebook page is the best place to get up to date information!


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