Northern Colorado Shares
~ We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~
Sir Winston Churchill
Q2-2014: The Community Garden at Redeemer
On April 5th, 2014 we welcomed the ladies of CSU's Pi Beta Phi Sorority to the garden as part of the CSUnity projects. The ladies, as well as the other volunteers worked hard with the laborous soil preparation and enjoyed a beautiful Colorado spring day as well. A huge thank you to CSU's Slice and the ladies of Pi Beta Phi for a very productive day!
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.
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.
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.
Books for Kids
(Q3 - 2014)
NoCo Shares is hoping to partner with several organizations to provide books and back to school items to kids in need. Check back for more details as this project gets under way.
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.