Community Involvement

Make-A-Wish Colorado – Annual Event Support

Founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first Make-A-Wish Foundation®chapters, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado has granted more than 3,900 wishes to eligible children throughout the state, from Fort Collins to Trinidad and from Grand Junction to Burlington.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado is part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories.

Comitis Crisis Center – Annual Event Support

Comitis offers help for you. For more than 30 years we have helped thousands get through emergency situations and dark times. We serve socially alienated infants, children, teenagers, young adults and adults. We can help you understand how you relate to others and your environment, and assist in solving problems at crisis points in your life. We also provide preventative counseling so that you can learn how to alleviate the possibility of a future crisis situation. Comitis offers to you:

• 24-hour crisis helpline
• 24-hour runaway and homeless youth services
• 24-hour emergency walk-in service
• 24-hour availability of emergency housing, food, clothing, and necessities
• Operation Safe Place in conjunction with the Aurora Fire Department and area libraries
• 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week preventive counseling
• Community outreach, problem prevention, and educational programs

If you need help, call Comitis now at 303-343-9890.

B.I.G. Day – South Metro Chamber of Commerce

“B.I.G.” stands for “Be involved, Give.” Created by the Chamber’s nonprofit & Business Partnership Group, the goal is to have 500 Chamber members, their employees, family and friends spending a Saturday morning volunteering to make a difference in the community. It is an opportunity to focus attention on the hardworking non-profit organizations that do great work in our community and give back to them by supporting them with service projects. We have organized dozens of service projects with dozens of area non-profits that can be completed in four hours or less. Projects that can make a difference to people and our community.

Coats for Colorado – Annual Drop Off Location

Coats for Colorado is the State’s largest coat drive and possibly the biggest in the United States. Coats for Colorado has provided well over 2,000,000 coats to Colorado citizens, including over 77,000 alone during its 2012 campaign. We assist more than 120 non-profit health and human service agencies in meeting the needs of their clients and we provide winter coats to thousands of individuals and families.

Hundreds of thousands of valentines are re-mailed each year from Loveland.