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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.

Upcoming events

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. 

Through Dec 15, 2021

Adopt-A-Family

Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Bring joy into the lives of local families by signing up to adopt-a-family!

Adopting a family is easy. Use the link below to sign up, choose a family you’d like to support, then go out and purchase the gifts on the family’s wish list. Your support will bring cheer to over 230 families in Harrison School District Two. 

2021

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.

2021

Free Food Distributions

Drive-up style distribution. Walk-up line available.

Location 1: Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing Drive

11:30am until food runs out. The first and third Thursdays of every month, through the end of 2021. Dates: 9/2, 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16

Location 2: Centennial Elementary, 1860 S. Chelton Road

11:30am until food runs out. The second Saturday of every month, through the end of 2021. Dates: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11

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.

JUST SOME OF OUR IMPACT FROM LAST YEAR

100,000+

People served through Pikes Peak United Way

1,117

People received FREE tax filing services

46,417

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

I can...

Start a workplace campaign

And maximize my impact for me and my colleagues. I believe we are stronger together.

Volunteer my time

Because every gift benefits our community – whether that gift is time or money.

Call, text, or write to my representative

I believe our voices are louder together. I can take 5 minutes today to reach out and be heard.
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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.