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How to Donate Without Leaving Your House

Let’s face it, life is busy. Sometimes life gets so busy that we don’t have enough time to go out and do the things we’re interested in, like volunteering with your favorite nonprofit organization.

But fear not! You can still be involved with your dearest philanthropic cause without having to get up from the couch. Interested? Check out these easy ways to donate without having to leave your house.

Donate Online
This one is pretty basic. Almost all nonprofit organizations now have an online donation option you can utilize. Most use a platform to track and manage the donations they receive, so you can be sure that your money and information is handled safely and securely. If the organization you’re interested in doesn’t have this option on their website, try giving them a call and seeing if you can mail them a donation. No house moving required.

Start a Fundraising Page
Some nonprofits provide online fundraising for you to make a profile and invite friends and family to follow through your page. You’re able to donate online as well as include others in the process. Tell them your story about why you love the organization and how their gifts would help those in need. You can even share your profile on social media or via email. Most importantly, you get to help a great cause without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Clean House
Let’s face it, most of us have a lot of extra stuff we could probably do without. Why not clean house a bit while giving back? Go through any gently used clothing, home supplies or toys your family doesn’t need and pack them up to give to a local shelter or cause. Drop them off while on your way to work (we know, you would have to leave home a little bit) or call the organization and see if they offer pick up services.

Become an Organ Donor
Organ donations save lives, and it’s surprisingly easy to get in on the action. Check out the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s online organ donation page to register and become an organ donor in your state. Then next time you’re at the DMV, ask to put the registration stamp on your license. You get to help others without leaving your computer. Sounds fun, right?

Donate for the Future
Did you know you can include nonprofit organizations as beneficiaries in your will? Oh, yeah. Leaving a charitable gift for the future gives you a feeling of helping the world while letting your favorite causes feel secure for what’s to come. Talk to your loved ones about your plans for the future or chat with a lawyer about drafting a document. When your will gives back to a cause, you can impact the world even after you’re gone.

When it comes to giving back, there’s lots of ways to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Even with a busy schedule, you can make an impact on the world. So go ahead and try out an idea or two! Get involved and see the difference you can make.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

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