So on behalf of these incredible organizations, thank you for making a difference.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Pikes Peak Region is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving El Paso County and Teller County that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive.
HBA CARES is the philanthropic arm of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs, HBA Cares connects community needs to the resources of the industry in many different ways:
Assisting other housing-related nonprofit agencies with their construction project needs.
Supporting charitable activities conducted by members of the HBA of Colorado Springs.
Collaborating with other area nonprofit agencies, commercial firms, and/or government agencies on problems or opportunities that impact the community.
From being involved in a multi-year project to handling a simple request over the phone, HBA Cares helps make the connections that help build community.
CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION was launched in 2015 to help young people connect with construction trade education in the Pikes Peak and Southern Colorado regions. Careers in Construction (CIC) was piloted by the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs to support vocational education at area high schools and colleges – and to encourage our allies in the construction industry to join us in creating well-paying career opportunities while helping their industries. Careers in Construction aims to show teens across the Pikes Peak region – as well as their families, educators and community leaders – the value of learning a trade, both for the satisfaction of building something and the career and educational opportunities it can lead to later in life. The organization also offers job, internship, and apprentice opportunities for young people who want careers in the trades. Additionally CIC engages our fellow businesses in supporting this valuable program, addressing the shortage of skilled tradespeople in Colorado, and helping the construction industry grow.
National Mill Dog Rescue is run almost solely by volunteers. NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry. Through widespread informative efforts, NMDR hopes to educate the public to acquire their companion animals through reputable breeders or better yet, from shelters and rescue groups across the country. NMDR’s mission is to RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RE-HOME discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. Click here to see dogs available for local adoption.
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