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July 1, 2014
Volunteer-led fundraising effort focused on helping local children succeed
The 6th annual Estes Park United campaign is now underway.
Estes Park United is a fundraising campaign led by community volunteers and administered by United Way of Larimer County. The goal of the campaign is to raise $20,000 by September 30, 2014 to invest in local nonprofit programs focused on helping local children succeed.
The recipient organizations were selected by steering committee volunteers through an application process based on their program's contributions to three areas that are critically important to helping children succeed in school and life: school readiness, early literacy and youth success.
“We truly see this as an investment in the future of Estes Park,” said Chuck Levine, Estes Park United steering committee member. “Through the early intervention and support activities of our local nonprofits, we can take steps to ensure that our children grow up to be contributing members of our community.”
Donations to Estes Park United will be invested in four local nonprofits: Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS), Estes Park Kids Café, The Estes Park Learning Place, and Partners Mentoring Youth.
“Donations will provide critical support to children and families who need it most,” said Nancy Almond, Director of Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success, one of the nonprofits benefiting from the Estes Park United campaign. “When we invest in children in Estes Park, we are ensuring a brighter future for all of us.”
Several special events are planned as part of this year's Estes Park United campaign, including:
Last year's Estes Park United campaign was cut short due to the floods and the subsequent relief and recovery efforts. Estes Park United volunteer steering committee members are hopeful for strong community support in 2014 to make up for last year's shortfall.
“As a former professor of education, I believe the more children experience listening to and reading books, the more optimistic their academic and personal lives will become,” said Marjorie Hancock, Estes Park United steering committee member. "Estes Park United fully supports several local nonprofits focused on encouraging and enhancing local children through the donations of residents. With your financial support to Estes Park United, you are sustaining the intellectual future of our children, impacting their ongoing lives, and assisting the Town of Estes Park to continue to acquire outstanding members of our community.”
Donors can contribute to the campaign online at www.EstesParkUnited.org or send donations to PO Box 2651, Estes Park, CO, 80517.
For more information about Estes Park United, please contact Scott Sprague with United Way of Larimer County at 970.407.7000.
United Way of Larimer County is committed to decreasing poverty and increasing prosperity so that all people in Larimer County have the opportunity for a better life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the community to drive long-term, lasting change in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We invite you to join us and be part of the change. More information at www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org
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