Donation Drive Recap and More Ways to Help Larimer County Nonprofits
As businesses closed due to COVID-19, more and more Coloradans lost their jobs, causing Larimer County nonprofits to experience an increase in demand for services and resources. To support our partners and community members in need, United Way of Larimer County hosted an ongoing donation collection and distribution site from March - July with support from OtterCares Foundation. Nonprofits were surveyed throughout this period about their greatest donation needs, which included essential resources like non-perishable food, clothing, cleaning supplies, baby products, first aid supplies, and more.
We received donations from community members and business partners at our collection site, and our friends at EnviroPest also volunteered to help us facilitate a donation pick-up in late April. This allowed residents to comply with the stay-at-home order while still supporting the community. These generous volunteers then delivered these donations to nonprofit partners across the county, including Alternatives to Violence, Homeward Alliance, Family Housing Network, and more.
Volunteers from at ServPro Fort Collins also contributed time and resources to pick up and deliver thousands of baby products generously donated by WeeCycle in Denver, helping hundreds of families and babies in Larimer County.
The donation center launched at the end of March and dissolved in July 2020, with nonprofit partners surveyed throughout to learn the evolving needs within the community during this unprecedented time. While we no longer collect donations via the donation site, community members are invited to explore these other options to help strengthen Larimer County nonprofits serving the community:
Donate new products from ourAmazonSmile Charity Listto be delivered directly to United Way of Larimer County. Products received will be distributed to nonprofit agencies serving Larimer County.
Complete a Service-to-Go Volunteer Project, an ongoing, fun DIY project that can be complete anywhere, anytime. Projects range from "thinking of you" cards for homebound citizens, to first aid kits and non-perishable food packs for homeless individuals, to books & activity kits for children staying at a local shelter. Your contribution makes a powerful impact!
Visit NoCoVolunteers.org to find your next virtual or in-person volunteer opportunity with one of the dozens of Larimer County nonprofit agencies featured.