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Pikes Peak United Way believes that every person in our community deserves the opportunity to lead a good quality of life. We are fundraisers, problem solvers and community supporters because this is what it takes to move an individual, a family and a community forward. We've seen incredible things happen when a community comes together, and we can't do it without you. Gifts will be used for the area of greatest need.
Donations made to the Child Care Fund support our early childhood through middle school initiatives, including Success by 6 partner investments, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and Colorado Springs Promise before and after school programs. Minimum donation of $250 qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, a 50% state tax credit.
We're in this together! The COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund supports our work in addressing the immediate and long term needs of those in El Paso and Teller county affected by COVID-19. Even as we confront uncertainty, we are STRONGER TOGETHER. As Coloradans, we have a history of coming together to take care of one another. That is more important today than ever.
Pikes Peak United Way's 2-1-1 connects nearly 39,000 people in need with the resources that can help. The free, bilingual, easy-to-remember phone number serves residents of 12 counties. 2-1-1 is available 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. 25% Tax Credit Available Powered by Ent Credit Union and GE Johnson Construction Company.
The Backpack Bash is a citywide effort that seeks to provide access to all things back-to-school for thousands of families in need around El Paso County. Last year, almost 8,000 students received backpacks filled with school supplies. Together, nonprofit leaders, volunteers, businesses, churches and teachers rally to support local students and families. Read more here
Colorado Springs Promise is a Pikes Peak United Way effort, partnering with numerous El Paso County school districts and local organizations, to equip and inspire students for a better future through educational success. By increasing graduation rates and preparing more students for the work-force, we can ensure an even stronger future for Colorado Springs.
The Community Investment Fund uses a volunteer driven process to support programs working to improve youth success and family stability. PPUW currently helps fund 25 programs at 20 organizations and partners with another 4 organizations in order to improve the education, income stability and health of local families.
The Military/Veteran Assistance Fund provides support to help military members and veterans improve their education, income stability and health. From strategic investments in 13 community partners serving military families to providing over 11,000 resource referrals via 2-1-1, Pikes Peak United Way is committed to serving those who serve.
For just $30 a year, you can change a child's life! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library book gifting program mails a new, age appropriate to enrolled children every month from birth to five years old. It creates a home library of up to 60 books and instills a love for reading from an early age. Minimum donation of $250 qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, a 50% state tax credit.
Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is a group of young professionals who support Pikes Peak United Way by making an annual gift of $250 with a pledge to step up to $1,000 over time. Membership allows you to network with other young leaders, make a difference in our community and strengthen your personal and professional connections.