Make-A-Wish Colorado Creates Hope for Children with Critical Illnesses

Make-A-Wish Colorado Creates Hope for Children with Critical Illnesses

June 8, 2021

The foundation is raising funds and awareness in June, with its Hope is Essential online auction Research shows that a wish granted can give kids the strength to fight against, and even overcome, a critical illness. When a wish comes true it creates strength, hope and transformation in a child and in the community. A …

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Carbondale Arts Celebrates 50 Years Of Building Community Through Art

Carbondale Arts Celebrates 50 Years Of Building Community Through Art

June 4, 2021

What traditions and rituals play into the soul of community? What really defines community anyway, and how can one discern between important traditions that pass from generation to generation, and ones that need to be broken? A longstanding event in Carbondale, Colo., is one that answers these questions and shows that while our world is …

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Arbol Farm Market Feeds Community During Covid

Arbol Farm Market Feeds Community During Covid

June 4, 2021

In spring 2020, two Paonia nonprofits joined forces to help the residents of the rural North Fork Valley weather the effects of the pandemic. Viva la Vida and The Learning Council, both dedicated to supporting local agriculture and people in need, worked to establish the weekly Arbol Farm Market. The goal was to support farmers …

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Circle Of Family Extends In Mesa County

Circle Of Family Extends In Mesa County

June 4, 2021

The Colorado Mesa University nursing department and the faith-based Project 1.27 are helping to support the mental health of foster, kinship, and adoptive families in Mesa County. Despite the limitations that COVID-19 necessitated, these two dedicated partners succeeded with their inventive program that offered real-world experience to nursing students while making connections and promoting mental …

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Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Create A Culture Of Stewardship

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Create A Culture Of Stewardship

June 4, 2021

Effects of the pandemic can be far-reaching, surprising or even just weird. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to trail work, restoration, and education—and located in White River National Forest, the country’s most visited forest—Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) actually engaged more community members in 2020 than in the previous year! And while more people than …

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Vail Interfaith Chapel Marks 50 Years With Major Renovation

Vail Interfaith Chapel Marks 50 Years With Major Renovation

June 4, 2021

The Vail Religious Foundation was created in 1963 to explore the construction of a mountain chapel dedicated to worship and community service. It would be used by several congregations of different faiths, in the same space—a novel idea in the early 1960s. A generous grant from Vail Associates, land on the banks of Gore Creek, …

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Smart Bellies Backpack Food Program

Smart Bellies Backpack Food Program

June 4, 2021

Smart Bellies started in Summit County just six months before the pandemic hit full force. Over the past year its footprint has expanded to reach three hundred families with school-aged children, providing them with wholesome meals and fresh produce. Because of its success, the organization’s scope now requires four to twelve volunteers every Tuesday through …

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Help To Heal: Boulder’s Grief Support Network

Help To Heal: Boulder’s Grief Support Network

June 4, 2021

Boulder’s Grief Support Network is offering Awakening through Grief Six-Week Yoga Therapy Program, a powerful introduction to the essential components of their somatic-based approach to grieving in the collective. On a global scale, the Grief Support Network (GSN) believes humankind is experiencing grief of all kinds, and simultaneously being called to slow down and look …

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Fort Lewis College’s Center For Innovation Provides Support For Entrepreneurs

Fort Lewis College’s Center For Innovation Provides Support For Entrepreneurs

June 4, 2021

Starting and running a business can be a challenging endeavor on its own. Layer on a global pandemic and it can be downright terrifying. Luckily for southwest Colorado, just a few weeks before COVID-19 closed many doors, Fort Lewis College (FLC) opened the Center for Innovation. The Center is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, providing …

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Creating A Brighter World For Children

Creating A Brighter World For Children

June 4, 2021

Noah walks into the Brighter World Child Advocacy Center. He doesn’t want to be there. Who would? But Noah has been sexually assaulted by his stepfather. The police are involved. The district attorney’s office and department of human services need statements and physical examinations. The court process is looming. Noah just wants to be safe …

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