The 35th annual Gazette Charities-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 34 years, the Fund has raised more than $20 million. In 2016, the Empty Stocking Fund exceeded its goal to raise $1 million and it hopes to do that again during the 2018-19 campaign to meet the growing demand for services in our community. The 2018-19 campaign will be held Thanksgiving Day through January 18, 2019. 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 $10 raised up to $70,000
■ El Pomar Foundation – Matches $1 for every $3 raised up to $200,000
Gazette names Deb Mahan as first executive director of Gazette Charities & The Empty Stocking Fund
Gazette Charities has hired Deb Mahan as the first full-time director of its Empty Stocking Fund, which raises about $1.2 million a year in donations to support 20 local charities.
Mahan, who starts Tuesday, will lead, manage and grow the campaign into a year-round endeavor. The Empty Stocking Fund is in its 35th year and has raised more than $19 million for health and human services nonprofits in the Colorado Springs area …
Plan your own event
Plan your own fundraising event to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund! Simply email your fundraising event information to. 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.
There are four ways to make a donation to Gazette Charities-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
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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