Inspiring generosity 90 days at a time

Northern Colorado Shares

~ We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~

Sir Winston Churchill

Q3-2014: Book Drive for Pack 2 School

This is the last week of our summer book drive to support our friends at Otter Cares and their upcoming Pack 2 School event on August 8th. We are in urgent need of books for school aged kids in the Poudre School District. New or gently used, English or Spanish, hardcover or softcover, we can use them all! 

Books can be dropped off from 9am and 4pm at these Ft. Collins locations by Friday Aug 1st. 

  • High Point Financial Group, LLC  - 3003 E. Harmony Rd. Suite 120 - 970-266-1700

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church - 7755 Greenstone Dr. - 970-225-9020 

  • Flood & Peterson - 4821 Wheaton Dr. - 970-266-8710 

  • Avago - 4380 Ziegler Rd. - Lobby 1 - see Kristie McGinnis

  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - 1200 S. Taft Hill Rd. 970-482-9692

  • The Robson residence - 26 Cheyenne Ave., Eaton -970-381-2631

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~ Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~

Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Up-coming 90-day Projects

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.

Volunteer and Partner Appreciation
(Q1 - 2014)

March 6th, 2014 was our 2nd annual volunteer and partner appreciation night at Odell Brewing Company in Ft. Collins. About 75 volunteers and partners joined us for a fun evening of food, fellowship and free beer as a thank you for all of your hard work and efforts this past year with NoCo Shares.

Community Garden
(Q2 & Q3 - 2014) 

There are a number of work days scheduled this spring and summer. We are seeking people to work in the garden, helping with watering, weeding, pruning, harvesting, delivering produce to the Food Bank and other tasks.

Wednesdays July 2 through September 17 - harvest season

Click here to volunteer on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm

Saturdays - July 5 through September 13

Click here to volunteer on Saturdays from 8-10 am

Thursdays - July 3 through September 18

Click here to deliver fresh produce to the Food Bank at 9 am

We are looking forward to a great year and 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.

The Gift of a
Green Christmas Tree
 (Q4 - 2013)


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.