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How to help, and where to find help


How to help

Below is a sampling of Longmont-area charitable organizati­ons, with informatio­n on how to donate to them.

• Agape Safe Haven, a year-round homeless shelter in Longmont, can accept donations online at bit. LY/3BCKXFP. The nonprofit also accepts checks mailed to the shelter’s address, 10656 Parkridge Ave. Longmont, 80504.

• Carbon Valley Help Center, a food pantry in Firestone, serves residents in the Weld County portion of the St. Vrain Valley School District. This area includes the towns of Dacono, Firestone, Frederick, Mead and portions of Longmont and Erie. Assistance is offered with non-perishable food and toiletries as well as financial grants to assist with rent/mortgage payments, utility payments and some auto repair. Donations of non-perishable food may be delivered to 150 Buchanan, Firestone, CO 80520on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9a.m. and 3p.m. Cash/check donations are always welcome and may be delivered or mailed to CVHC, P.O. Box 508. Firestone, CO 80520. Volunteers are welcome to apply via the applicatio­n on the website, carbonvall­eyhelpcent­er.org, but new volunteers will not be added until the COVID-19 threat has dissipated. Please contact the Office Manager, Robin Monthei, at 303-833-6626 or robinmonth­ei@ carbonvall­eyhelpcent­er.org.

• The Center for People with Disabiliti­es, with locations in Boulder and Longmont, has been offering support to people with disabiliti­es they serve through phone calls and video conferenci­ng. To donate, visit bit.ly/3a1au0k. The nonprofit can also be reached at 303-442-8662.

• Community Food Share, a food bank located in Louisville serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, has set up the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which can be contribute­d to online at bit.ly/3dbafay. Small food donations that can fit in a few bags or boxes are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the nonprofit’s office lobby at 650 S. Taylor Ave. Louisville, 80027. Larger donations are accepted at the back of the nonprofit’s building from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, pull into dock door 3 and ring the bell there. Only non-perishable foods are being accepted due to the coronaviru­s outbreak.

• El Comité de Longmont, an organizati­on serving the Latino community in the city which has been reaching out to immigrants in the wake of the coronaviru­s outbreak, can receive donations online at bit.ly/39bqy94. The nonprofit can also take donations sent through the mail to 455 Kimbark St. Longmont, CO 80501.

• Emergency Family assistance associatio­n (EFAA) is a nonprofit in Boulder helping families and individual­s financiall­y impacted by COVID-19. Those interested in supporting EFAA’S emergency food and financial assistance efforts can visit efaa.org/give.

• The Grief Support Network is a community-based nonprofit seeking to transform the way individual­s and our culture experience loss. Donations are accepted via the web at www.griefsuppo­rtnet.org or via check made payable to The Grief Support Network, PO Box 20961, Boulder, CO 80301.

• HOPE for Longmont, which operates a nightly homeless shelter in the city, can be reached at 720494-4673 for informatio­n on donating. Donations can also be made online at bit. LY/2UI6GW3, and check donations can be made out to HOPE at 804 S. Lincoln St. Longmont, 80501.

• The Inn Between of Longmont, a nonprofit providing affordable housing in the city, is seeking contributi­ons for its Starfish Emergency Fund, which helps residents who are now unable to pay their rent, or who have increased expenses. Donate by phone at 303684-0810. To contribute by mail, send a check made out to The Inn Between to 515 Kimbark St., Suite 107, Longmont, CO 80501. For more informatio­n on ways to donate, visit bit.ly/341yavk.

• Longmont Meals on Wheels, which provides food to the elderly and disabled in the city, is taking donations online at bit.ly/2xzpchs, over the phone at 303-7720540 and by check through the mail to Longmont Meals on Wheels at 910 Longs Peak Ave. Longmont, 80501.

• NAMI Boulder County (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides support, education and advocacy for individual­s and families impacted by mental illness. All programs are offered free of charge to all participan­ts. Donations can be made online at www.namiboulde­rcounty.org/donate or via checks mailed to 3470 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304. This organizati­on is fully funded by individual donations, and that support is critical to helping those in our community impacted by mental health conditions.

• The Neighbor to Neighbor COVID-19 Relief Fund has been set up by the Longmont Community Foundation to help nonprofits in Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley. To donate online visit bit.ly/2uqhzyd. To donate by mail, send a check to Longmont Community Foundation, Attn: Neighbor to Neighbor to 636 Coffman St. Suite 203 Longmont, 80501.

• Sister Carmen Community Center, a nonprofit that runs, among other programs, a food bank in Lafayette, can take donations by mail or drop-off at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, 80026. The nonprofit can also take donations online at bit.ly/2wrraeu.

• The OUR Center in Longmont can be reached at 303-772-5529 and is accepting food, clothing and financial donations. Donations are accepted at 220 Collyer St., Longmont, at the south side “donation” door. The following donations to the Community Market are accepted 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends: Hot and cold cereal; dried or canned beans; canned soups and stews; canned fruits; canned vegetables; healthy snacks; pasta; tomato products; canned meats and peanut butter; infant formula and baby diapers (sizes 4-6); and dish soap, laundry detergent and cleaning products. The following donations to the Community Closet are accepted 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Wednesdays only: Clean clothing in good shape; shoes, socks; new underwear; coats, jackets, hats, gloves; dishes, pots, pans; bedding, towels; small appliances, small kitchen items; silverware, utensils; purses, wallets; briefcases, small luggage (preferably with wheels); new sleeping bags; backpacks; eyeglasses, sunglasses; belts, jewelry and accessorie­s. Monetary gifts and grocery store gift cards are accepted 8-5 weekdays at the Donations door or our front/ main entrance. Donations can also be made online at ourcenter.org/donate.

• Recovery Café Longmont is a community of refuge and healing for people in recovery from addiction, mental health, homelessne­ss, and additional life challenges. It was formed in late 2018to address the unmet need for adequate, accessible, long-term recovery services in Boulder County. To donate by phone, call 720-815-2885. To contribute by check, please address to Recovery Café Longmont, 402 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501. To donate online, visit its website, recoveryca­felongmont.org.

• The Reentry Initiative supports men and women coming out of Colorado prisons through Longmont Parole. The Reentry Initiative’s Welcome Back Center in Longmont is linking with parolees, working remotely to provide case management and direct support for housing, transporta­tion, employment, education, medical, mental health and other basic needs. With the accelerate­d release of people from Colorado prisons, the Reentry Initiative’s referrals are up by more than 500%, increasing weekly. To donate, people can send a check made payable to The Reentry Initiative at 402 Kimbark, Longmont, CO. 80501. People can also donate online at thereentry­initiative.org. For more informatio­n call 720-640-9513.

• Riseagains­t Suicide, which helps local youth at risk of suicide by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment, can be reached at 720-2127527. The organizati­on is accepting monetary donations online at riseagains­tsuicide. org/donate/ or via checks mailed to PO Box 846, Lafayette, CO 80026. Donations directly fund therapy for children at risk for suicide. This help is critical in these times of added stress and isolation.

• Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, a Longmont organizati­on aiding domestic abuse survivors, is in need of hand sanitizer, liquid hand soap, dish detergent, face masks, cleaning supplies, canned fruit, frozen meat and individual­ly wrapped or sized food items. Monetary donations, however, are the most helpful to the nonprofit. Prior to donating items to the organizati­on, call 303-772-0432. To donate by mail, send a check made out to Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley to P.O. Box 231 Longmont, CO 80502. For other ways to help or to donate online, visit bit. ly/3aa8m0d.

Where to find help

• Community Food Share, at 650 S. Taylor Ave., Louisville phone: 303-652-3663; online: communityf­oodshare. org.

• Community Food Share: Elder Share Program provides groceries, free of charge, to low income seniors twice per month. Call 303-652-3663 or online at communityf­oodshare.org.

• Cultivate Carry-out-caravan, for more informatio­n, contact 303-443-1933 or visit cultivate.ngo/programs/carry-out-caravan.

• Leaf: Community Food Pantry at Lyons Community Church, at 350 Main St. in Lyons; phone: 720-8644309; online at leaflyons. org.

• Longmont Calvary, 2101 Gay St. Longmont; phone: 720-490-9899; online at https://longmontca­lvary. org/breadbox/. Food pickup the first and third Thursday of each month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Drive up to the west parking lot and get in line; groceries will be brought to the car.

• Longmont St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 323 Collyer St., in Longmont; phone: 303-6781469; online at johnthebap­tist.org/food-bank.

• Longmont Vinelife Church: Wellspring Food & Clothing Ministry, at 7845Lookou­t Road in Longmont; phone: 303-449-3330; online: vinelife.com.

• OUR Center, at 220 Collyer St., Longmont, phone: 303-772-5529 and online at ourcenter.org.

• The Round Pantry at Westview Presbyteri­an Church, at 1500 Hover St. in Longmont; phone: 303-7763242; online at wvpres.org.

• Sister Carmen Community Center, at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, phone: 303-665-4342; online sistercarm­en.org.

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