Today is Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide event to celebrate and inspire philanthropy through online giving. Nearly 100 nonprofits across Summit County work to provide, cultivate and support a healthy and vibrant community. Whether they promote art, public health initiatives, outdoor activities, conservation or preservation, these organizations help make Summit a better home for all the beautiful people, creatures and plants who live here. In the spirit of the holidays, give where you can. There are so many ways to help your favorite Summit County cause, whether it’s by donation, volunteering or heading out to support an event.
Check out these organizations to start, and visit the Summit Gives website to learn about more organizations that could use your help, not just on Colorado Gives Day, but any day!
Photo: ColoradoGives.org Facebook
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (BHA) maintains one of the largest historic districts in Colorado. With guided tours, hikes, museums, parks, activities and events, BHA helps us remember what Breckenridge was like more than 100 years ago.
Upcoming Event: Victorian Tea on Sunday, December 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Briggle Family Home. Enjoy treats and hot tea while listening to tales of early Breck customs.
Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District promotes stewardship of the White River National Forest. Look out for their events, educational workshops, volunteer opportunities and partnerships with local businesses.
Known as HC3, High Country Conservation Center advocates for resource conservation across Summit County with programs focused on waste reduction, renewable energy initiatives, water conservation and sustainable food production.
Upcoming Event: Zero Waste Ambassador Intro Training on Wednesday, December 11, form 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco.
Photo: Everything Summit, High Country Conservation Center
It’s never too late to redesign or refurbish your home, apartment or ski condo at the local restore in Silverthorne. Profits support building safe, affordable homes for families within the community.
Photo: Everything Summit, Summit County Habitat Restore
Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) empowers families through education and support. From cultural integration to parenting education, food security assistance, thrift store access and more, FIRC is known for helping children and parents across Summit County.
Upcoming Event: Evening Food Pantry is held in Breckenridge the second Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. and in Silverthorne on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.