Last chance for CSU employees to give through CCC

2015-CCC-super-power_113Colorado State University employees still have time to donate to Colorado non-profits via payroll deduction through the Colorado Combined Campaign.

The online pledge tool will be open until midnight on Jan. 13. All paper pledge forms should be in the mail by Jan. 11. Use the 2015 Campaign Resource Guide to browse the list of more than 700 agencies participating in the campaign.

Giving back to the communities they live in is a common thread of those who participate in the Colorado Combined Campaign. Among the hundreds of nonprofit organizations CSU employees can choose to support through the Colorado Combined Campaign are located in Larimer County.

More than half of the grand total of all donations pledged by CSU employees during the 2014 Colorado Combined Campaign went to local agencies. That means more than $66,000 went these local organizations.

Learn more about a few of the most popular local nonprofit organizations that CSU employees pledge their support to through a one-time or payroll deduction via the Colorado Combined Campaign.

United Way of Larimer County

Your support of United Way helps local children and families succeed in school, work, and life. The organization’s holistic, collective approach brings together partners from across the community to tackle the sources, not just the symptoms, of poverty in Larimer County. Together, United Way creates long-term, lasting change that helps people in need today and builds stronger foundations for tomorrow. It’s partners, including Colorado State University, nonprofit human service agencies, schools, businesses, volunteer groups, the faith community, government entities, foundations, and donors like you, are all working together to benefit more than just people receiving the services of a particular program, but the entire community. Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference today and for generations to come.

Food Bank for Larimer County

The costs of housing, childcare, education, medical and other expenses make it difficult for thousands of households to make ends meet. Facing tough choices, cutting back on food is often the solution, but it comes at a price. For children, hunger impacts the ability to learn. For adults, hunger impacts focus at work. For seniors, hunger makes it difficult to manage illness and maintain health. Through the generosity of our supporters we are able to provide enough food for more than one meal per day. Hunger-relief programs feed body and soul providing hope for the future and the opportunity for our clients to succeed and thrive. Food Bank for Larimer County is a private non-profit organization and the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated food in our county. Each year, the organization provides food to nearly 36,000 people in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.

Larimer Humane Society

Founded in 1969, Larimer Humane Society is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and provide the responsible care and treatment of animals.  As Northern Colorado’s largest open-admission animal care facility, Larimer Humane Society provides shelter, medical attention, and care to thousands of lost, abandoned, injured, abused, ill and orphaned animals each year.

Crossroads Safehouse

Crossroads Safehouse is an emergency shelter in Larimer County for victims of domestic violence and their children. Each year thousands of men, women and children turn to Crossroads seeking support as they take the courageous step to escape abuse and reclaim their lives. Every donation, no matter the size, will help ensure access to safety, shelter and resources to those suffering at the hands of someone who is supposed to love them. Together we can create a community where every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression with the opportunity to thrive.

Pathways Hospice

Pathways Hospice provides compassionate and high quality medical care to patients and their loved ones at a time when it is needed most. In 2014 alone, Pathways Hospice served 1,042 patients. Additionally, the Pathways Grief and Loss Counseling Center provided bereavement support, education and counseling to more than 6,000 people. Supporting gifts allow the organization’s experienced and dedicated staff to fulfill a mission to provide compassionate, excellent, comprehensive care for those who have an advanced medical condition and those who are grieving. Pathways Hospice’s goal is to allow people in thier care to live each moment as fully and comfortably as possible.

Respite Care

Respite Care, Inc., provides short term, specialized care for children with development disabilities. Founded in 1981 by a small group of parents needing support, Respite Care now provides programs and services for over 140 families in Larimer County, and delivers more than 50,000 hours of care annually.  Respite Care believes that a child with a disability is a child first, and that his or her challenges are secondary. With this mission and philosophy in mind, Respite Care strives to create an interactive, stimulating and safe environment that addresses the physical, emotional, social and mental needs of each individual child. Respite Care is open 24 hours, 7 days a week giving respite to parents and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. As an organization that receives no state or federal funding, the generosity of CSU employees allows the organization to provide kiddos with often missed opportunities like friendship, summer camp, and prom.