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The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for local health and human service agencies on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency.

As a true community collaboration, the fund's success is due, in part, to partnerships formed between Gazette Charities, El Pomar Foundation and the Bruni Foundation.

Community donations grow up to 45% thanks to matching donations from El Pomar Foundation, who matches $1 for every $3 raised, up to $200,000, and Bruni Foundation, who matches $10,000 for every $100,000, up to $70,000.

With The Gazette and El Pomar Foundation also sharing all administrative expenses for the campaign with the help of ADD Staff Inc., every dollar goes toward helping those in need.

Empty Stocking Fund partner agencies include: American Red Cross, Pikes Peak Chapter; Care & Share Food Bank; Ecumenical Social Ministries; Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up Youth & Family Services; Marian House, Catholic Charities; Mercy’s Gate (formerly Northern Churches Care); Partners in Housing; Peak Vista Community Health Centers; Pikes Peak Community Action Agency; The Salvation Army; Silver Key Senior Services, Southeast Family Center Armed Services YMCA; Tri-Lakes Cares; Urban Peak; and Westside Cares.

Since its inception, the Empty Stocking Fund has generated more than $13.7 million through the generosity of individuals, families, civic organizations, businesses and foundations in the Pikes Peak region.

To find out more, please visit http://fillanemptystocking.org.

For the 2013-14 Empty Stocking Fund partner agencies include: American Red Cross, Pikes Peak Chapter; Care & Share Food Bank; Ecumenical Social Ministries; Griffith Centers for Children, Chins Up Youth & Family Services; Marian House, Catholic Charities; Mercy’s Gate; Partners in Housing; Peak Vista Community Health Centers; Pikes Peak Community Action Agency; The Salvation Army; Silver Key Senior Services, Southeast Family Center Armed Services YMCA; Tri-Lakes Cares; Urban Peak; and Westside Cares.

To be considered for the 2014-15 campaign, please complete and submit the grant application form by January 31, 2014.

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