Ways You Can Help
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Oh, to live in the special mountain communities that we do! We take care of those around us when we can, and when it comes down to it, we put aside our differences for the common goal of helping one another. The Canyon Cares motto of Neighbors Helping Neighbors embodies the very mission of this non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
There are so many meaningful ways folks help one another, whether it be cooking food for a family in crisis, plowing or shoveling for a stuck or stranded neighbor (or stranger for that matter), checking on a neighbor’s pet or providing occasional free childcare. The list of ways to help is long and so very essential and special. However, sometimes a situation just requires something more…money.
Where individually we may not be in a position to help someone financially, Canyon Cares may be able to! That’s why your donations over the years have enabled us to help many individuals and families with an urgent financial need. Your support through donations, whether it be $5 or $500, is so crucial to our mission. Canyon Cares conscientiously and carefully disperses funds (paying service providers directly) and provides added resource information to recipients to further help them.
Two other ways folks can help are by simply linking their King Soopers cards to Canyon Cares through the Community Rewards Program. Every time you shop, money is automatically donated to Canyon Cares at no cost to you. The Amazon Smiles program is another way for you to make a portion of your purchase a donation to Canyon Cares. See the Canyon Cares website (www.canyoncares.org) for easy to follow instructions to do both.
Additionally, for those in a position to do so, please know that if you are 70 ½ years or older with an IRA, 401K or retirement account(s) taking a RMD (Required Minimum Distribution), you can avoid paying a portion of taxes due on that withdrawal by making a tax-free donation (up to $100,000) to Canyon Cares.
Canyon Cares could not do what they do without your support. There are not enough words to express how appreciated that is. We will continue to help as many people as possible and we ask that you continue to reach out personally to help in your own unique ways and let folks know that Canyon Cares may be able to help, as well.