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1 year 11 months ago

Stratton Home celebrates a century of sanctuary

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Myron Stratton Home in Colorado Springs is celebrated its 100th anniversary with an open house of their newest expansion. The Centennial at Myron Stratton is a new building that will house nearly two dozen low income seniors in the community. The building hold the administrative offices...

2 years 3 months ago

Record crowds fill Telmosse Giveaway

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thousands of people flooded into the Freedom Financial Expo Center Friday morning for the 30th Annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway. The event is local tradition started by the late businessman Bob Telmosse to help families in need during the holidays. Each person is given free toys...

2 years 4 months ago

Indy GiVE! campaign underway

Halloween may have just ended, but the holiday giving season has already begun. Thursday at midnight, the 2012 Indy GiVE! campaign website went online . The project is coordinated by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Colorado Springs Independent. Donors tripled their contributions in the previous three campaigns from...

3 years 5 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...

3 years 5 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...

3 years 5 months ago

For pets sake

"Isis is my lifeline to lifeline to independence," says a soft-eyed Heidi Berge. Isis has a special gift - sensing when Berge may become in trouble. She's a 19-month-old Rottweiler service dog that has the ability to sense when Berge, who suffers from epilepsy, may have a seizure....

3 years 7 months ago

Many 9/11 charities failed with donated money

Americans eager to give after the 9/11 attacks poured $1.5 billion into hundreds of charities established to serve the victims, their families and their memories. An Associated Press investigation shows that many of those nonprofits have failed miserably over the past decade. One charity raised more than $700,000...

3 years 8 months ago

Iron dog

Money went to the dogs on Saturday, one in particular. The hope is to outfit, Scribbles, the Fountain Police Dog, who is part of the K-9 unit, with a bullet proof vest. "It's like any of our police officers who have Kevlar vests. Our police dog also needs a...

3 years 10 months ago

Fascinator fetches $131,000 on eBay

LONDON (AP) - Auction site eBay says a bidder has paid 81,100 pounds ($131,648) for the silk bow hat worn by Princess Beatrice to last month's royal wedding. The 22-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II put the Philip Treacy creation on sale to raise money for UNICEF and Children...

3 years 10 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 10 months ago

Walk with a purpose

With the temperature expected to be a little over eighty degrees on Saturday, it is a perfect day to put those shorts and walking shoes on and support a worthy cause. The annual Walk MS, hosted by the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society, kicks off their series of...

3 years 11 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 11 months ago

One hot ride for local mom

"Nothing ever really happened to me like this before, and I just thought maybe I was dreaming or this was a joke," says Colorado Springs mother of two, Sharon Kingsley. For almost a year, Kingsley depended on her two feet, her older sister or the city's buses to get...

4 years 5 months ago

Applications being taken for food relief

If you need help putting a bountiful Thanksgiving meal on your table this year, applications are already being accepted in Pueblo for food baskets from Tom & Louie's Cupboard. The annual food drive served more than 500 families last year. Applications will be taken until Nov. 3. Call the...

4 years 6 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 5 months ago

Hungry to help?

On Tuesday, The Broadmoor Hotel hosted a dining extravaganza...all in the name of aspiring chefs. Local residents purchased tickets for the fifth annual "Taste of The Broadmoor" benefit dinner, which featured dishes made by the hotel's start-studded culinary team. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited local chefs...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado State sees hike in private donations

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Haiti, 6 months later

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...

4 years 9 months ago

2009 charitable giving falls in US

Even though a new report says charitable giving fell by 3.6 percent last year, some philanthropic experts are breathing a sigh of relief. They feared the decline would be much worse as Americans continued to struggle with the recession. The Giving USA Foundation says Americans donated almost $304 billion...

4 years 10 months ago

Rocker crowned new Celebrity Apprentice

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...

5 years 3 months ago

Santa wears a Speedo?!

More than 500 runners braved freezing temperatures Saturday for Boston's annual Santa Speedo Run. The event was started in 2000 with only five runners. The run raises money for local charities.

5 years 3 months ago

Giving even more

For the 20th year in a row, soldiers from The Mountain Post are trying to feed the less fortunate in Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving. This meal means a lot to the soldiers who make it. "These (food containers) have been to Iraq. They've been all over," says Spc....

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