Northern Colorado Shares
~ We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~
Sir Winston Churchill
Q4-2013: The Gift of a Green Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is an endearing tradition that brightens the hearts of adults and children alike. This year marked our 11th year of The Gift of a Green Christmas Tree project. On December 7th, braving the bitter cold and single digit temperatures, volunteers turned out in record numbers to help us deliver 397 Christmas trees throughout northern Colorado. Many of these families had been impacted by the devastating floods in our area last September and had literally lost everything.
Through our partnership with The Colorado State Forest Service, we harvested over 370 fresh cut trees for our project, while at the same time helping with a forest management project of thinning out trees in an old burn scar area of Pingree Park...a win win!
In addition to a fresh cut tree, each delivery included a tree stand, lights & decorations - all of which are either donated or purchased with donated funds We also accept donations of artificial trees for those families unable to accept a fresh cut tree.
If you have items to donate or wish to donate funds, please contact us.
We were blessed this year with a lot of great media coverage, check us out "In The News".
You can also see pictures from this project and past projects in our photo archives.
Up-coming 90-day Projects
~ Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Each calendar quarter, NOCOShares manages a new project for the northern Colorado community. On the following pages, see what's coming up and how you can get involved.
The Gift of a
Green Christmas Tree
(Q4 - 2013)
Beginning October 1st, NOCOShares will be kicking off their annual "The Gift of a Green Christmas Tree" project to reach out and brighten the holiday season for families, senior citizens, and others with limited means. NOCOShares accepts donations of real and artificial trees, identifies their destination, and delivers the trees in time to lift holiday spirits. Read more about the "GOGC Project."
(Q1 - 2014)
Come January 1st, the team at NOCOShares will be kicking off a new year of giving with a new project yet to be determined. Watch this space for a brief description and more details when they are available.
Community Garden at Redeemer
(Q3 - 2014)
In 2013 NOCOShares was excited to have been involved in the building of the new Community Garden at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Loveland-Ft.Collins. We are very proud to have been such a big part of this garden and look forward to the annual tradition of planting and harvesting again in 2014. We hope to see the garden continue to flourish and grow and meet the needs of the Food Bank of Larimer County and our community.
Watch our garden grow in our Community Garden Photo Gallery.