Community Comes Together for 8th Annual Holiday Baskets

We are so thankful for all who contributed non-perishable goods, time, and effort to make our 8th holiday basket drive a success! Particular thanks to United Power for their huge financial support of this year’s holiday baskets, to Whispering Pines church for week-long use of the Fellowship Hall while all the goods were sorted. Thanks to the following locations for gathering goods for us this year: Coal Creek Canyon K-8, Carl’s Corner, Kwik Mart, Coal Creek Coffee, Last Stand, Coal Creek Liquors, and Wondervu Cafe, Chapel in the Hills and Whispering Pines Church.

A grateful shout out to Kris Jonsson and John Betz for helping us pick up goods from the Arvada Food Bank as well as Pastor’s Pantry organizer Lena, Patty at Whispering Pines Church, Penny and Darrell Smith, and Louie Cabrales. Many thanks to Boy Scout Pack 51 (and families, including Mia and Evan Manniko, Kris and Tami Lawson’s family, and Dave Schemel) for helping us fill 47 baskets on December 5! You can read more about the basket filling in this Mountain-Ear article. And enormous gratitude to the many volunteers who showed up to help haul those heavy baskets on December 7 (Pastor Todd Fletcher from Chapel in the Hills, Kathy Keating, Pastor Eric Prinkey and Joy, Dennis Akin, Eleyna Jack, and many more!).

Thanks too, to Canyon Cares current and emeritus Board members for both participating on distribution day and gathering and sorting the huge quantity of donations from our generous community in the weeks leading up to it. Special thanks to Nancy von Schulz for coordinating all of our efforts on this project.

Contribute to Canyon Cares through King Soopers Rewards and Amazon Smile

Canyon Cares is now participating in the King Soopers/City Market Community Rewards Program. Enroll once and every time you shop, Canyon Cares will receive a percentage of the amount you spent. This is a great way to support us, and is very easy!

Sign up to support Canyon Cares through King Soopers Rewards

  • Every time you shop for your normal groceries and swipe your SooperCard (or enter Alt ID), Canyon Cares automatically starts earning a rebate. 
  • Simply register your SooperCard online at KingSoopers.com. To register: 
    • Login at KingSoopers.com (if you do not have a SooperCard, pick one up on your next visit, and then create your free account online to access coupons and the Community Rewards program). 
    • From the top of the page, click on the “Save” tab and then select “King Soopers Community Rewards” from the drop-down menu. 
  • Click the “Enroll Now” button
  • In the search box, type “Canyon Cares” and hit search.
  • To verify you have found the correct organization, you should see the organization numberLF829″ listed underneath the name. 
  • Click the “Enroll” button. 
  • You’re finished! Thank you for your support of Canyon Cares!

Sign up to support Canyon Cares through Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is another great way to support Canyon Cares with your purchases. To get started, head to Smile.amazon.com. On your first visit, you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization, and you can search for Canyon Cares of Coal Creek Canyon
If you’ve previously chosen a different charity, you can switch to Canyon Cares by clicking the “Supporting” option just below the search bar when you are logged into smile.amazon.com and then choosing “Change” to search for and select Canyon Cares.


Every little bit helps our community, and we appreciate your support of Canyon Cares!

Canyon Cares Wants You Cozy!

Getting Ready for Fall

Canyon Cares would like those who may struggle with the cost of heating their homes this winter to know about the federally funded LEAP program!

For information and to see if you qualify, visit their website or call HEAT HELP at 1-866-432-8435.

The Colorado Department of Human Services states that though LEAP provides assistance with heating costs, equipment repair and/or replacement of inoperable heating tools, the program is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating. However, they do aim to help alleviate some of the burdens that come with Colorado’s colder months. Living in the mountains presents its own unique challenges, so being prepared is especially important.

The LEAP program is from November to April, though an application is available online in preparation for the program and questions can be answered by calling 1-866-432-8435 (HEAT HELP).

For those in our mountain community who will have no heating cost concerns and look forward to the beauty and fun of the winter months, please let those who might benefit from the LEAP program know about it!

Additionally, please consider a donation to Canyon Cares, so that we may provide assistance towards housing, utilities, food and water, transportation, or healthcare to those neighbors experiencing a short-term financial crisis.

For assistance or to make a donation, contact Canyon Cares via voicemail: 720-515-1129; email ; our website; or by mail: PO Box 7392, Golden, CO 80403.

It is with much gratitude that Canyon Cares has been a part of this wonderful community and we would like everyone that has supported us to know how very thankful we are for the opportunity. Happy fall and stay warm!

Mountain Fest a Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Canyon Cares booth at Mountain Fest August 3 at the CCCIA hall. We raised more than $300  from the community on this one day and were happy to share how Canyon Cares has helped our community in the last year. 

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact us (720-515-1129, canyoncares.org@gmail.com, or the Contact Us page on our website). If you are interested in contributing, you can donate through our website, through the AmazonSmile or King Soopers rewards programs, or tuck a few bucks in our donation jar at any of the events where you see our booth!