Philanthropic women organize in Durango to boost giving

A group of philanthropic women has formed in Durango to bestow thousands of dollars in donations on local nonprofits – and they’re doing it game-show style. “The idea is collective giving for a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna helps Fort Lewis College students enroll in federal food assistance

A Durango nonprofit began work in January at Fort Lewis College to break the stereotype that students should exist on ramen noodles. Instead, the group is helping students enroll in federal...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After three decades, Project Merry Christmas calls it quits

After 34 years of trying to make the holidays brighter for families and people in need, Project Merry Christmas has announced it will disband. In a statement posted to its website , the nonprofit’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids give to kids in Pine River Shares food drive

BAYFIELD – Students collected almost 4,000 nonperishable food items for peers through the sixth annual Pine River Shares “Food, Friends and Fun” drive. During the drive, local businesses, community...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After organizational shifts, Salvation Army’s donations, volunteers down

The Salvation Army’s organizational changes in recent years have taken a toll on donations and the number of willing volunteers to ring bells outside grocery stores after many residents in Durango...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield fitness center brings holiday cheer to pups

Momentum 24/7 Fitness in Bayfield has the only Christmas tree in Bayfield dedicated to dogs at Annie’s Orphans shelter – and they’re using it to raise food and funds to support 60 dogs for one...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sixth graders consider what it means to be a good citizen

Escalante Middle School sixth graders put their lessons about what it means to be a good citizen into practice Tuesday at Manna soup kitchen by washing dishes, mixing cookies and bagging lunches....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores begins senior gift program

Children get a lot of attention during the holiday season, but too often seniors get overlooked. The inaugural Santa to a Senior Angel Tree program in Dolores aims to change that. Dolores Chamber...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Handmade hats offer warmth to those in need

Bright, handmade hats of many colors line a fence this week along the Animas River Trail near downtown Durango in case a homeless resident is in need. Signs posted with hats at White Rabbit Books...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters in dire financial need

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, a nonprofit that has provided mentorships to thousands of students over 35 years, is in dire financial need and has launched an ambitious fundraising...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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