Colorado Friendship
December 21, 2013
Mobile food and clothing: Where it's needed, when it's needed.

Latest News from Colorado Friendship
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The October flood: a time of action

For the past 15 years, Colorado FriendShip's mobile food and clothing units have been among the first on the scene with food and clothing relief for victims of natural disasters. During the recent devastating Colorado floods, Colorado FriendShip was one of the first responders. Our volunteers served several hundred people, working out of the FEMA emergency center.

Our new website goes live

We're proud to announce the debut of our new website, featuring stories about our work to help the needy children and the homeless in our community.

Come visit us at www.ColoradoFriendShip.org
IncrEdibles Set for Expansion

Every Friday, our IncrEdibles Food Backpack Program provides backpacks filled with healthy, kid-friendly food to children living below the poverty line so that they can be assured of having nourishment over the weekend. IncrEdibles has received great praise from families and school officials. Plans are underway to double the number of children served in 2014.


Winter Help for the Homeless

The cold and snow are especially hard on the homeless, making our work even more urgent and challenging. Working out of our mobile trailer, Colorado FriendShip's Hot Meals on the Street program provides nutritious, nonperishable food as well as clothing to hundreds of homeless and indigent people. We do so without judgment and with the respect that all people deserve.

New York Elementary Students "Pay It Forward"

After Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in October, 2012, Colorado FriendShip mobilized to ship critically-needed supplies to affected families, linking up for the project with elementary school students at the Bays Water School (PS 104) in a low-income section of Far Rockaway, New York, that was hard-hit by the storm. In November of this year, the students of PS 104 returned the favor by gathering donations of clothing and money for victims of the Colorado floods. These gifts were gratefully received by Colorado families in the bull's eye of our October storm.


How You Can Help

Volunteer
Please consider volunteering your time.  Our many volunteers are vital in allowing us to direct our financial resources towards meeting real needs in the community.  Find out how to volunteer here.

Donate food and clothing
Your donation of food and new or clean clothing goes straight into the hands  of needy children, families and homeless people. To donate, please view our Wish List here and call (303) 545-0241.

Donate Now and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!
 
The need for Colorado FriendShip's practical and effective approach - mobile food and clothing, where and when it's needed - is great and immediate.  We have been meeting Colorado residents' emergency needs for more than 15 years. With your help, we will double the number of people we serve in 2014.

Through December 31, thanks to the generosity of our donors, your gift will be matched up to a total of $20,000! There has never been a better time to give. Please give now.
   
"Colorado FriendShip's IncrEdibles program has improved attendance and helped bring
students back to the classroom nourished, attentive and ready to learn."

- Stephen Hoel, Principal, Rocky Mountain Elementary School

 

Colorado Friendship
Liz Friedenson
Executive Director
  


Colorado FriendShip・1067 S. Hover St, E-116・Longmont, CO 80501・(303) 542-0242

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