The 34th annual Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency. Over the past 33 years, the Fund has raised more than $18 million. In 2016, the Empty Stocking Fund exceeded its goal to raise $1 million and it hopes to do that again during the 2017-18 campaign to meet the growing demand for services in our community. The 2017-18 campaign will be held Thanksgiving Day through January 19, 2018. 100% of the funds go directly to agencies to support those in need thanks to contributions by The Gazette, El Pomar Foundation, Wells Fargo, ADD STAFF and Anschutz Foundation.

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund transform lives. Every dollar donated to the Empty Stocking Fund grows up to 45.3 percent through matching funds.

■ Bruni Foundation – Matches $1 for every $3 raised up to $70,000
■ El Pomar Foundation – Matches $10,000 for every $100,000 raised up to $200,000


There are four ways to make a donation to The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign:

■ Click here to make a secure online donation with a credit or debit card.
■ Mail a check made payable to Empty Stocking Fund to P.O. Box 910942, Denver, CO 80291-0942. Click here for a printable form you can mail with your donation.
■ Call 719-476-1673 to make a stock or credit card donation over the phone.
■ Visit us at one of our events.

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Plan your own fundraising event to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund! Simply email your fundraising event information to chelsey.walker@gazette.com. Please include the event title, date, time and place, the cost, a contact person with phone number, website address and a brief description of the event. Deadline for inclusion in The Gazette weekly ad that runs every Thursday through the campaign (space permitting) is Friday prior by 12 noon.



■ 2016-2017 Annual Report
■ 2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
■ 2013-2014 Annual Report
■ 2012-2013 Annual Report
■ 2011-2012 Annual Report