About the Fund
The 29th annual Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for 15 local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency. In 2011, the Empty Stocking Fund exceeded its goal to raise $1 million and it hopes to do that again during the 2012-13 campaign to meet the growing demand for services in our community. Over the past 5 years, the Fund has raised almost $6 million. 100% of those funds have gone directly to agencies to support those in need thanks to contributions by The Gazette, El Pomar Foundation, Wells Fargo and ADD STAFF.
Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund transform lives. Every dollar donated to the Empty Stocking Fund grows up to 45.3 percent through matching funds.
- Bruni Foundation – Matches $10,000 for every $100,000 raised
- El Pomar Foundation – Matches $1 for every $3 raised
There are three ways to make a donation to The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund:
- Click here to make a secure online donation with a credit or debit card.
- Mail a check made payable to Empty Stocking Fund to P.O. Box 910942, Denver, CO 80291-0942
- Call 719-476-1673 to make a stock or credit card donation over the phone.
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Plan your own fundraising event to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund! Simply email your fundraising event information to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please include the event title, date, time and place, the cost, a contact person with phone number, website address and a brief description of the event. Deadline for inclusion in The Gazette weekly ad that runs every Wednesday through the campaign (space permitting) is Monday by 12 noon.