Homelessness in Colorado

The pandemic, now entering year three, has taken its toll in many visible ways. The number of people living without homes or shelter in Colorado is accelerating.  A recent nationwide study conducted by Security.org shows Colorado has the No. 11 highest rate of homelessness in America and saw a nearly 2% annual increase in itsContinue reading “Homelessness in Colorado”

Winter Heating Assistance Programs in Colorado

Winter in the mountains can produce bitter cold days and nights. As such, heating is the single largest energy expense for most Colorado households. The primary mission of Canyon Cares is to provide emergency financial relief for area residents struggling to pay their bills. In addition, we help by sharing public and private resources availableContinue reading “Winter Heating Assistance Programs in Colorado”

Planned giving is a powerful way to support Canyon Cares

There are many ways to financially assist Canyon Cares, including planned giving. A planned gift is a donation typically made as part of a donor’s estate planning. Examples of this type of gift include gifts of stock, life insurance benefits, retirement plans, real estate, personal property, or cash. These gifts can be made during someone’sContinue reading “Planned giving is a powerful way to support Canyon Cares”

Canyon Cares Annual Giving Program Spreads Cheer

During the first week of December board members of Canyon Cares once again distributed “Holiday bags” to area residents in need thanks to the generous donations of members of the community. In total, we were able to distribute gift cards valued at over $10,000 to 70 households during our annual Holiday Giving event. While theContinue reading “Canyon Cares Annual Giving Program Spreads Cheer”

Canyon Cares Holiday Gift card Program a Success!

Canyon Cares is happy to announce that our community Holiday Helpers have risen to the occasion! With the help of your donations, we were able to provide  gift cards to approximately 67 households in the Coal Creek Canyon area.  On the cold and blustery morning of Saturday, November 14th, Canyon Cares board members donned theirContinue reading “Canyon Cares Holiday Gift card Program a Success!”

Canyon Cares featured in March Mountain Messenger Column

We want to share our gratitude to Linda Martin for her wonderful write up about Canyon Cares in the “It Takes a Canyon!” column of the March 2021 issue of the Mountain Messenger (page 16). Linda interviewed Board members and looked into the history of Canyon Cares in our community for the piece. Canyon CaresContinue reading “Canyon Cares featured in March Mountain Messenger Column”

Canyon Cares Receives $10,000 Eldora Grant

Canyon Cares is so grateful to the Eldora Foundation’s Play it Forward program for a grant of $10,000! These funds and donations from many of our neighbors are crucial for us to continue offering short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the grant and Canyon Cares’Continue reading “Canyon Cares Receives $10,000 Eldora Grant”