The desire to help others is strong in northern Colorado. Even as we all experienced one of the more trying years in memory, helping cancer patients in need was foremost in many people’s hearts.
Addressing food insecurity in our community requires help from countless hands and hearts. In 2020, the FMC food pantry served, on average, 391 unique households each month. By the end of the year, the pounds of food distributed per week had increased to 4,000, up from 3,000 in earlier months.
WISH, a program of UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation, is a giving circle whose members pool funds to support the health needs of our community through UCHealth programs, partnerships and services. Awards for its 2021 cycle were made to an array of programs, ranging from healthy hearts education for kids to equipment for rehabilitation therapies to car seat education and distribution, and more.
With Great Western Petroleum's support of our suicide prevention fund, UCHealth will be able to analyze and address some of the risks and prevention tactics through programs, outreach and medical studies.
We are proud of the compassion UCHealth employees show not only for our patients but for each other. UCHealth’s Giving Bikes Program is an employee-to-employee giving program intended to support families in need during the holiday season. The program provides bikes to children of UCHealth northern Colorado employees and this year was able to provide 83 bikes for 38 families.
We want to thank our community for donations to support the COVID-19 response. From helping care for our front-line staff to funding vital research to procuring critical equipment, these funds are having a huge impact on the fight against the virus.
NOCO Winter Wonderland is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season while also helping the community. Gate fees and donations are used to support Colorado Youth Outdoors as well as four other nonprofits in northern Colorado—one of which is UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. Proceeds from Dec. 23 sales go to the foundation’s Greatest Needs Fund.
During this season of bounty, help those in our community who need it most. Join us at our Days of Giving Nov. 17-19, 2020, in Fort Collins, Greeley or Loveland to donate blood and/or drop off food donations in a safe, socially distanced manner.
There is now more time to make the most of your donation to our Cancer Patient Assistance Fund with a match from Bank of Colorado. Through the end of the year, Bank of Colorado will match all donations to the assistance fund, up to $8,000.
Improving health in our community is a compelling reason to support the foundation’s mission of helping advance health care in northern Colorado. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers additional incentives for charitable giving, in effect through Dec. 31, 2020.