Charity

No know-how? No problem at Powerhouse’s new Tinker Lab

Cecil Powell, 4, giggled with glee this week as he put pieces of felt into a wind tube at the new Tinker Lab at the Powerhouse Science Center and watched them float to the ceiling. The Tinker Lab...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based alliance seeks temporary shelters for homeless

A Durango faith-based alliance is working to set up temporary day and night shelters to offer homeless residents a refuge next winter. The Neighbors in Need Alliance plans to set up the shelters by...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winners announced for 2019 Men Who Grill

Men Who Grill, an annual fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center, took place Saturday at Buckley Park. The following groups and businesses won awards for their grilled creations: People’s...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Does La Plata County have too many nonprofits?

The number of nonprofits in La Plata County is a source of consternation for some community members, but determining whether the region is oversaturated is complicated, nonprofit directors say....

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits turn to individuals, grants when business donations decline

La Plata County nonprofits have been challenged by business consolidations and declines in the oil and gas industry, but they are expected to be a resilient sector of the economy.

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

From living on streets to renowned tuba player: Richard White shares stories of childhood homelessness

Richard A. White, a classical tuba player, spent some of his earliest years living on the street in Baltimore, he told a crowd gathered Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County. As a...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan supports charity work in India with baked goods

Lessons learned during the U.S. recession helped Bernie David, a part-time Durangoan, form a sustainable nonprofit in India focused on helping women from the poorest backgrounds learn vocational...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith-based groups organize to tackle homelessness in Durango

A fledgling effort to shelter homeless residents in Durango has attracted strong interest from area churches. A group of volunteers from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is organizing the effort to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Botanic Gardens launches app for self-guided tours

Visitors to the Durango Botanic Gardens now may take self-guided garden tours using a phone app. Former Durango Botanical Society Executive Director Cindy Smart built the app to engage tourists...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Foundation donations rise 20 percent in 2018

Giving to nonprofits and residents in need through the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado increased 20 percent in 2018, and that’s not even counting the $700,000 donated to help those...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit looks at ways to improve housing options for those in need

More affordable housing, professional help finding affordable housing and more financial assistance for those at risk of losing their housing could help more residents find homes or stay in them....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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