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Your contribution to Pikes Peak United Way will address immediate needs as well as long-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community. Now more than ever, our community needs your help.
There are so many ways to plug in and help Colorado Springs thrive. Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us in making serious impact, together.
The Backpack Bash is a citywide effort that seeks to provide access to all things back-to-school for thousands of families in need around El Paso County. This includes backpacks filled with essential school supplies, additional health services, and the opportunity to have fun as a family in a carnival style setting.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If property owners or tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state. Our volunteers are helping folks apply.
Free Food Distributions
Drive-up style distribution. Walk-up line available.
Location 1: Centennial Elementary, 1860 S. Chelton Road
11:30am until food runs out. Every 1st & 3rd Thursday: June 17, July 1, July 15, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2, Sept 16
Location 2: Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing Drive
11:30am until food runs out. Every 2nd Saturday of the month: June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11
Everyone has a part to play
At Pikes Peak United Way, we believe there is more that connects us than divides us. That’s why Live United is not just a slogan – it’s the vision of a community that believes we are stronger together than we ever could be apart.
We all know someone in need
Whether we realize it or not. Your next door neighbor may be struggling to put enough food on the table. Or your child’s teacher could be a few bills away from homelessness. Need does not discriminate – that’s why we’re here.
Those needs start at the root
We are fortunate to be part of a global United Way network – with resources and insight into “the big picture.” This insight tells us that access to education, healthy living, and financial stability lie at the root of our community’s needs. If we can tackle these initiatives, we know our impact will ripple through Colorado Springs.
People served through Pikes Peak United Way
People received FREE tax filing services
People reached out to 2-1-1 as their first stop when they needed help
Tackling root causes requires a network of nonprofits
We can’t do it alone. Our nonprofit partners are vital to helping every person find the support they need. Pikes Peak United Way acts as the hub – connecting those in need with the nonprofits and resources that can help them get back on their feet. This is only possible through the hard work and dedication of our nonprofit community.
An infinite network powered by you
In the face of so much need, making a difference can feel overwhelming. But what if each person gave just a little? Every gift powers a network of support infinitely larger than any one person. That’s what it means to Live United.