April 18, 2013 9:15 PM
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... more »
March 23, 2013 6:38 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Organizers say a 5K to benefit the victims and others affected by the Newtown school shooting has raised more than $438,000. Thousands of runners and well-wishers turned out for Saturday's run through the streets of Hartford, Conn. The start of the Sandy Hook Run for the... more »
December 21, 2012 8:36 PM
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... more »
November 1, 2012 2:31 AM
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... more »
September 11, 2012 5:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day, along with 50 Cent, Edie Falco, Venus Williams, Eli Manning, former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani and a host of... more »
June 2, 2012 7:08 PM
It's food, fun, and motorcycles all for a good cause! This weekend is the 5th Annual Biker Bash in Pueblo on the grounds of the Steelworks Museum. There are vendors, kids' activities, and many different biker groups at the event that brought in six thousand people last year, and they're... more »
April 23, 2012 7:02 AM
Starbucks is planning on giving away $4 million.
The foundation will give the cash to 124 non-profit organizations and Starbucks customers get to vote on who gets what.
The votes will be tallied at the end of the month.
To cast your ballot, grab your Starbucks card and... more »
December 20, 2011 8:04 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - There's a quarterback Tim Tebow can't wait to meet while in Buffalo for a pivotal late-season game. A special guest showing up at his request. And no, it's not Bills great Jim Kelly. Tebow is bringing in Jacob Rainey, a highly touted prep player from a... more »
November 28, 2011 12:00 PM
With less than 30 days remaining until the Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway, the local charity is holding one of their largest fundraisers of the season tonight at the Back East Bar & Grill. The restaurant is donating half of their drink sales from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. to the giveaway.... more »
November 19, 2011 10:25 AM
Samaritans Purse is hoping to touch 8.5 million kids worldwide with a shoe box filled with school supplies, toys, and hygiene items during their 18th annual Operation Christmas Child fundraiser.
There are around two dozen locations across Pueblo and Colorado Springs that are collection sites for the boxes. Volunteers... more »
October 12, 2011 2:05 PM
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... more »
October 9, 2011 9:09 PM
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... more »
September 25, 2011 3:59 PM
"Isis is my lifeline to freedom...my 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.... more »
August 25, 2011 5:45 AM
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... more »
June 26, 2011 2:24 AM
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... more »
May 22, 2011 6:22 PM
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... more »
May 7, 2011 4:05 PM
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... more »
May 7, 2011 2:46 AM
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... more »
April 8, 2011 4:49 PM
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... more »
April 3, 2011 7:21 PM
"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... more »
November 1, 2010 10:21 PM
A little over a year ago, Gracie Packard's grandmother broke her hip and was admitted into Memorial Hospital North. When she and her brother discovered the hospital's library, they were thrilled to find a place where they could go to take their minds off things. To their dismay, however, the... more »
October 31, 2010 10:48 AM
After witnessing the horrors of war, many of our soldiers are afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Specialist Isaac Torres was one of them. He returned from Iraq in 2006; eight months later he was diagnosed with PTSD. Over the years, "I've tried many therapies," he says; however, none... more »
October 7, 2010 10:04 AM
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... more »
September 24, 2010 4:36 PM
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... more »
September 22, 2010 12:20 AM
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... more »
July 23, 2010 9:56 AM
Catherine Zeta-Jones her husband Michael Douglas have visited a children's hospital in Wales which the actress has supported for a decade.
Zeta-Jones, Douglas and her parents, Patricia and David Jones, spent 90 minutes Friday touring facilities at the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff.
Four years ago, 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 15, 2010 2:47 PM
Paul Allen has become the latest billionaire to sign on to a challenge by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to get America's wealthiest people to donate the bulk of their riches to charity.
In a statement Thursday, Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Gates, said he plans to leave the... 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 »
June 9, 2010 8:50 AM
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... more »
May 24, 2010 8:21 AM
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... more »
March 26, 2010 7:46 PM
The health care reform is suppose to save hospitals tens of millions of dollars each year. Right now, the major hospitals in Southern Colorado treat patients, even if they don't have insurance and it's running up a big tab.
The cost for treating the uninsured and under insured is... more »
March 26, 2010 3:47 PM
I just got back from the field. Here's what I found out. The new health care legislation could save hospitals tens of millions of dollars. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now the major hospitals in Southern Colorado treat patients, even if they... more »
February 7, 2010 9:42 AM
Inspired by a young friend who died from leukemia, singer Rihanna is working to get help for those who suffer from the disease.
Rihanna was among the celebrities who submitted a request for funding to Pepsi's Refresh Project, which doles out $20 million to various causes, and was at... more »
December 20, 2009 7:21 PM
A lot more people head to church around the holidays. That means more hands to "pass the hat." However, one local church, like many others, says the economy is taking a toll on donations.
There aren't many empty seats on the Sunday before Christmas.
"It's our biggest attendance,"... more »
December 14, 2009 8:18 AM
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.
December 12, 2009 11:35 PM
With Black Friday behind us and the holiday shopping season in full swing it's easy to get caught up in the holiday rush. But it may not be a very merry Christmas for thousands of kids in El Paso County. "There are 22,000 kids living at or below the poverty... more »
December 2, 2009 10:50 AM
A Salvation Army bell ringer whose red kettle was stolen last weekend is back on the job outside a northwest Ohio store. Brenda Webb says she won't let the theft frighten her. Police have charged Shawn Krieger of Toledo with swiping the kettle Saturday night. Webb told police that Krieger... more »
November 25, 2009 6:19 PM
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.... more »
November 25, 2009 12:44 PM
There could be less jingle in the Salvation's Army's hallmark red kettles this season. The charity is testing kettles that take debit and credit cards. The growth of so-called "plastic kettles" comes as fewer shoppers carry cash. Bell ringers who stand outside stores during the holiday season say that more... more »
September 14, 2009 11:50 AM
Sally Ly feels like she did everything right.
The 29-year-old went to college at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., living frugally and using student loans that she figured would more than pay for themselves down the road.
Two years ago, Ly decided to leave the private... more »