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3 years 2 weeks ago

Salvation Army Red Kettle donations

You might notice the Salvation Army Red Kettles that are out side many stores during the holiday season. It's been a tradition since 1891, and it raises money to support needy families and the homeless. You can always make a donation by putting money in the kettles, but...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Serving those who serve

It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set...

3 years 3 months ago

Academy gives jet engine to Denver schools

The United States Air Force Academy has donated a jet engine to the Denver Public Schools for students and instructors to use as they study aircraft maintenance. Denver's West High School and the Emily Griffith Technical College have a partnership program that prepares students for careers in aviation. The...

3 years 4 months ago

Pueblo shelter celebrates opening

Life just got a lot more comfortable for some pups who are down on their luck in Pueblo. The PAW For Life Animal Shelter celebrated the grand opening of their new $1.7 million facility Saturday morning. The no-kill shelter gives dogs a second chance to be adopted when they...

3 years 10 months ago

Chick-fil-A donates to local family

If you're headed out for lunch soon, the restaurant you choose could help a family in need in Colorado Springs. All four of the city's Chick-fil-A restaurants are donating 15 percent of their sales today to help members of the Sabino family. The family lost their home on...

4 years 6 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...

4 years 7 months ago

Group raises $12.5M goal for Hollywood sign land

Developers won't be building anything behind the landmark Hollywood sign. The Trust for Public Land says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's $900,000 donation completes the conservation group's $12.5 million fundraising drive to protect the 138 acres behind the Hollywood sign. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that Hefner was the final donor,...

4 years 9 months ago

Baylor University receives $200 million gift

Baylor University officials say the Waco, Texas, school has received the largest donation in its history: an anonymous gift worth $200 million. The estate provision, announced Thursday, will be used to benefit medical research at the world's largest Baptist university. Baylor officials say it's the second-largest gift to...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado Special Olympics event saved

The year's State Winter Games for the Special Olympics has been saved with a donation of about $80,000. The event at Copper Mountain had been called off for lack of money. But Special Olympics Colorado tells The Denver Post that the games are back on thanks to an anonymous...

4 years 10 months ago

Denver museum gets $8 million donation

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has received the largest donation in its history - $8 million for a new building. The museum announced the donation Monday from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The money will build a new 40,000-square-foot, three-story Science Engagement Center for children. The museum...

4 years 10 months ago

Celebrities unite to help Haiti in telethon

Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful note, with a buoyant call for Haiti's revival by native son, Wyclef Jean....

4 years 11 months ago

Donations Stolen from Humane Society

While most were celebrating the beginning of a new decade with family and friends on New Years, others in Colorado Springs were up to something shocking. The donation box at the Pikes Peak Humane Society was smashed open in the early hours of New Years. Hundreds of dollars of donation...

4 years 11 months ago

Silver Key tree fundraiser

Silver Key Senior Services has a limited number of fresh Christmas trees available for a suggested donation of $20. The trees were donated by a local tree lot and all proceeds will go to support services for people 60 and over. The trees will be for sale fron noon to...

4 years 11 months ago

Ring worth $1,400 slipped into red kettle

Salvation Army officials say it's no mistake that somebody quietly slipped an envelope with two rings into a Salvation Army red kettle. One ring was a piece of costume jewelry. The other? An antique platinum and diamond wedding ring valued at $1,400. Salvation Army Capt. Tom Fenton says the rings...

5 years 3 months ago

Oops! Charity returns $500,000 sculpture

A valuable bronze sculpture that was donated to charity without the donor or recipient realizing its worth is going back to its owner. The 2 1/2-ton sculpture, titled "Vanessa-Helena-Katharina-Landegger," by prominent American sculptor Sterett-Gittings Kelsey, was donated to Goodwill Industries of South Florida in May by a Miami investment...

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