• Youth Success and Family Stability
  • In an effort to help families begin a path toward financial stability, Pikes Peak United Way
    is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). This IRS sponsored program provides
    FREE tax preparation for low to moderate income families to help them receive the 
    Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.


  • People across Colorado turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—
    whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related.
    2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline
    that connects people in need to essential health and human services.


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Thinking of Donating

When you consider a donation, please remember - when you reach out a hand to one, you influence the condition of all. Open your heart and help us work every day to advance the common good.

 

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Leadership Groups

Join donors who share your desire to make our community an even better place to live and work. Find out more about our leadership groups and how they are creating an impact in our community.

 

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Leaders in Giving

LIG, as it is often called, is an opportunity for contributors to maximize their gifts’ impact in our community by combining them with the gifts of other like-minded individuals to achieve greater outcomes.

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We work in partnership with federal,state and local governments to deploy effective service delivery systems for our region.

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Day of Action

Day of Action is a volunteer event for the community to come together to make an impact where we live, work and play.  Choose projects at local non-profits to volunteer with on Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, June 23.

 

Where can YOU make an impact?

 

Thursday, June 21st

 

Catholic Charities | 8:15am-1:00pm
Catholic Charities provides clothing to clients in the Marian House Soup kitchen three days a week. Help them sort donations and prepare them for distribution to the clients.
Volunteers Needed: 3-6
Family friendly for ages 12+
Click here to register

 

Colorado Springs Food Rescue | 1pm-4pm (Can host mornings)
Help assist Colorado Springs Food Rescue with gardening tasks for one of the community food gardens that donates product to their No-Cost Grocery Programs. Some of the food produced is donated to one of their No-Cost Grocery Programs that directly distributes healthy food to additional members of the community at no cost. Cool huh? Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Harvesting fruits and vegetables
  • Tilling the soil
  • Planting summer/fall crops
  • Working the compost
  • Tending to the chicken and goats
  • Pruning and watering the plants
  • Weeding

Volunteers Needed: 20-25
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register

 

Crossfire Ministries | 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm
Assist Crossfire Ministries with their spring cleaning and donation department. Tasks include:

  • Cleaning – vacuuming, sweeping, moping, etc.
  • Sorting – household items, clothing, pantry items, and personal hygiene items including sorting bulk items into categories or by quantity for distribution
  • Processing – after clothing is sorted items will need to be hung and tagged

Volunteers Needed: 10-20
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register for 10am-1pm
Click here to register for 1pm-4pm


Dream Centers | 9am-12pm & 12pm-4pm
Help benefit 12 families currently living at Mary’s Home, single moms and kids who are exiting homelessness permanently through a comprehensive program, by staining the exterior fence. Staining the fence creates an inviting and pleasant atmosphere for those staying in the homes. Each volunteer will be assigned to a team that will stain a section of the fence.
Volunteers Needed: 10-30
Family friendly 12+
Click here to register for 9am-12pm
Click here to register for 12pm-4pm

 

Early Connections Learning Center | 3:30-5:30pm
Summer Spruce Up! The children of Early Connections will gratefully benefit from having their playgrounds cleaned up, their toys cleaned, and some fresh play dough and flubber to play with.

  • Playground maintenance and clean-up
  • Play dough and Flubber making 
  • Sanitizing Toys

Volunteers Needed: 10-15
Family friendly 9+
Click here to register

 

Friends of the Peak | 8am-2pm
Help Friends of the Peak with trail maintenance on the 7 Bridges Trail.  They’re dedicated to minimizing human impact while maximizing human enjoyment at Pikes Peak.
Volunteers Needed: 20-25
Family friendly 16+, 13+ accompanied by a parent
Click here to register

 

Ithaka Land Trust | 9am-1pm
Lend a hand at Ithaka Land Trust by helping them repair the fence at their transitional houses. Ithaka Land Trust will be hosting their first annual volunteer and resident appreciation day from 1pm-6pm, and would love for you to participate after the fence is completed!

  • Scrape loose paint off white picket fence
  • Repaint picket fence

Volunteers Needed: 6-8
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register

 


Mile High Youth Corps | 9am-12pm
Help prepare the youth (Corpsmembers) with the organization they need to accomplish a full summer of service to the community, and the environment in the Southern Front Range region.

  • Organizing tools and camping gear
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the facility
  • Support of shelf installation as needed
  • Potential fleet cleaning

Volunteers Needed: 3-6
Ages 18+
Click here to register

 

Ronald McDonald House | 1pm-5pm
Help make families stay at the Ronald McDonald House as comfortable as possible with the following activities:

  • Cleaning the house
  • Organizing materials
  • Tend the yard
  • Sorting donations – pop tabs and mailings
  • Baking

Volunteers Needed: 10-12
Family friendly for ages 9+
Click here to register

 

Silver Key | 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
Silver Key serves thousands of seniors while advocating for senior empowerment and offers a variety of services to seniors to maintain independence, safety and quality of life. Get to know seniors in your community by volunteering for the following:

  • Stocking in the food pantry
  • Sorting donations in the thrift store
  • Serving means or kitchen prep

Volunteers Needed: 5
Family friendly for ages 12+
Click here to register for 9am-12pm
Click here to register for 1pm-4pm

 

TESSA | 1pm-5pm
Spread awareness of domestic violence by painting TESSA’s silent witnesses, you will be helping their clients by painting children’s bedrooms and their client’s rooms.

  • Paint silent witness figures
  • Paint rooms as needed

Volunteers Needed: 50
Family friendly 12+
Click here to register

 

Urban Peak | 9am-12pm

Help Urban Peak keep their shelter comfortable, safe and inviting for their guests by cleaning dorms, bathrooms, the kitchen and dining hall.

- Comprehensive deep clean of the facility

- Deep clean the courtyard area

Volunteers Needed: 10-15

Family Friendly 16+

Click here to register

 


Saturday, June 23rd

 

Mitchell High School | 8am-12pm
Help Mitchell High School beautify their school by cleaning up the perimeters, and painting the exterior and interior for the comfort of their students.
Volunteers Needed:
Family friendly
Click here to register

 

Clean-up the 80909 | 9am-12pm
Help clean-up the 80909 by gathering trash, deciding if it’s recyclable, and tossing the bags into the dumpster!
Volunteers Needed: 20-30
Family Friendly 12+
Click here to register


 

 

 

Company Volunteering

Gathering as an organization is an effective way to offer team building and leadership opportunities to your employees. Employees can team up anytime of the year to connect around Pikes Peak United Way’s work to foster Youth Success and Family Stability.

 

 

 

 

Ways to Volunteer

 


Boards and Committees

If you have the tools and knowledge, consider serving on a board or committee. Leaders are needed on an ongoing basis and you can have an impact on organizations that are making our community stronger. Leverage your skills and passions to positively improve the lives of people across our region.

 

Pikes Peak United Way

Urban Peak

CPCD giving children a head start
Early Connections Learning Centers

Teen Court

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

TESSA

Salvation Army

Women’s Resource Agency

Tri-Lakes Cares

Partners in Housing

Colorado Springs Conservatory

 

Ways to Volunteer

 

community impact

YOUTH SUCCESS & FAMILY STABILITY

Colorado Springs Promise

What can you do?
Fund one of the programs, become a member, or help a family.
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Dolly Parton
Imagination Library

Give a child the biggest boost toward a successful education they will
ever get. 

 

 

 


 

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Youth Venture

Pikes Peak United Way Youth Venture is more than a program or an activity.  It’s a movement of youth, by youth and for youth, leading a generation
of social change. 

 

 

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Youth Success and Family Stability

The goal of Pikes Peak United Way’s Youth Success strategy is to ensure that: Youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to obtain a job that can sustain a family.

 

 

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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN
Colorado Springs Promise: Computer Distribution


Ent Credit Union - Battle of the Baskets.

Ent Credit Union - Battle of the Baskets

Thank you Ent Credit Union for supporting Pikes Peak United Way; your commitment to this community is inspiring! Check out the creative way Ent employees raise funds each year

Posted by Pikes Peak United Way on Thursday, November 3, 2016



Back to School Supply Drive.

Back to School Supply Drive

Take a closer look at the huge team effort that made the Back to School Supply Drive a success! You put smiles on hundreds of kiddo's faces and we're very thankful for your commitment to this community!

Posted by Pikes Peak United Way on Monday, August 22, 2016