Thank you Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. & Adams State University Theatre Program for another successful Share the Magic event. With their support and our community we raised $62,196. These funds will help us to continue to meet immediate needs in our community.
We are always looking for those who desire to create change. Learn about ways you can support our mission and help create change for those who need it the most. www.lapuentehome.org/get-involved
2019 The Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered - We asked you to see all people with a lens of Dignity, and you chose not to look past or ignore those who were struggling. In December, you gave blankets and sleeping bags to those still sleeping outside, presents and food so everyone could celebrate Christmas.You supported Share the Magic, Colorado Gives and CHFA's Like it Forward Campaign. Thank You all for caring enough to take action!
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered - November 2019- Volunteers Volunteers Volunteers. In the month of Thankfulness, we were (and still are) so thankful for those who donated food and money for thanks giving meals allowing 700 families to cook their own Thanksgiving meal, and 250 people to have Thanksgiving dinner at the Shelter. Volunteers waited on diners, volunteers cleaned up, volunteers provided music ....... Amazing. Plus, the PALS sold out art show, and our own Lance Cheslock receiving a Trailblazer award.
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered - October 2019. Halloween is Food Drive time. Our kids giving back! VEGI built a learning path at the community garden. Thanks to all the volunteers and the Colorado Garden Foundation for making this happen.
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered -September 2019. Hope Week - because together we dare to hope and share that hope with others
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered. August 2019 - We were able to give over 600 backpacks filled with school supplies, because you donated that many. WOW!!! Our partner Valley Wide Health Services cooked and served a great BBQ at the shelter.
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered - July 2019. Backpack drive started in July. It is also the time many of our AmeriCorps finish their terms. We are so grateful to those who give a year (or more) of service. They are truly the energy behind our efforts.
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered - June 2019. Ah Summer, you seem so far away! La Puente is fueled by the generosity of others, which comes in different forms. In June begins the steady stream of donated time, hands, feet, skills and heart, summer work groups from places like First Presbyterian Church Neenah, Also in June was the PALS talent show, one show in Alamosa at Society Hall and a second showing in Estes Park.
The Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered. May 2019 Generosity on Tap is a fundraiser that helped us meet the needs of over 12,000 through our Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley (and we get to dance to the Rifters) We are so grateful for our Community's support
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered. April 2019 we are out of winter and you can tell. Hunger Ed Week with Crop Walk, Fill the Van, Hunger Advocacy and More. Adams State University Sports team and the rest of the Community helped us feed hungry people!!!
Year in Review: We Asked and You Answered. March 2019 meant Spring Break Work Groups and Valley Educational Gardens Initiative Kickoff. We had help cooking and serving in the shelter, painting the new PALS space, and cleaning Milagros after asbestos removal (in anticipation of our now completed historical makeover) and more. VEGI throws great, tasty parties!!!
We are so thankful for supporters like the Marison Project, Inc. Their support of our community meal over the past years has been incredible, this coming trip will mark the 40,000th meal they have brought. Join us in thanking them for their amazing contributions!