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3 years 4 months ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

3 years 11 months ago

Food pantry to open in Stratmoor Hills

The City's Meadows Park Community Center will open a satellite location in Stratmoor Hills at 2027 B Street in Colorado Springs. A food pantry will be the predominant service offered at this location initially, along with public meeting space and rental opportunities for private functions. Future offerings will include...

4 years 8 months ago

Bikes to be built for needy kids

Colorado Springs based Kids on Bikes will partner with Metro Rides to donate more than 30 bicycles to needy kids. The bikes are being provided at cost through Giant Bicycle and paid for by Metro Rides. Volunteers will put the bikes together on June 30 from 5 to 9...

5 years 1 month ago

Camping ban on Council agenda today

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to place a ban on camping in public places. The ordinance seems aimed particularly at camping along Fountain Creek. Several hundred people are living in a makeshift tent city this winter, and while the problem isn't...

5 years 2 months ago

Charities hit by fake checks in Christmas hoax

Somebody mailed fake holiday checks to several South Carolina charities, and now a Salvation Army chapter may have to cut services for the needy. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Wednesday that the Salvation Army received a $25,000 check that appeared to be from an area company. Officials bought...

5 years 2 months ago

Soldiers serve meals to needy on Christmas

The first Christmas they've spent in the Springs in awhile, dozens of Fort Carson soldiers served dinners at the Salvation Army to hundreds of people in need. An all-volunteer group of soldiers from the 4th Infantry Divison prepared about 4500 dinners on post. They were delivered to six spots...

5 years 3 months ago

Free community Christmas meals

Those without plans Christmas day may want to join with others for a Christmas meal with all the trimmings. The "Miracle on Tejon Street" will take place at Old Chicago on North Tejon. Old Chicago has teamed up with Pikes Peak Community Action to give meals and clothes to...

5 years 3 months ago

Needs of homeless now greater than ever

A drive along Cimmaron and I-25 these days is a sobering one. Rows and rows of homeless are camping out on the water front. It's an unfortunate sign of the economic times. "We began to see it last March." Explains Catholic Charities CEO Jason Christensen, "That was the harbinger of...

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