October 2019 VISTA Spotlight

  “Literacy Outreach teaches essential literacy skills to adults in Garfield County. Basic literacy students struggle with reading, writing, math, and/or learning the English language. Volunteers are the crux of the program and do 100% of the teaching, mainly via a one-on-one venue. The literacy skills these volunteers impart are the necessary foundation for people to…

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Aspen Ideas Festival

 Stepping into an event at which the cream of the intellectual world were speaking, or in attendance, is simply a privilege beyond words. The amount of sheer influence, whether political or financial, was so palpable you could nearly reach out and cup a little helping into your hands, even if it was only to savor…

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What Is The United Way?

Did you know that the United Way organization can trace it roots to Denver, Colorado? In 1887, Denver-area church leaders joined together to coordinate services and fundraising and created the Charity Organization Society. Other religious groups took notice and began banding together to create joint ventures to collect donations and provide services to large communities.…

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Volunteer! It’s Good For You And Your Community

You know that helping people makes you feel good. Did you know that there is actual research that shows that volunteering is actually beneficial to you health? What volunteering does for you Volunteering keeps you mentally and PHYSICALLY active. Volunteering can teach you new skills, for life and work. Volunteering connects you with other like-minded…

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Sunlight Mountain Resort’s Safety Day

Sunlight Mountain Resort holds an annual Safety Day each year. 2020 date is to be determined. United Way’s very own Amy Barr will be volunteering at next year’s Sunlight Mountain Resort’s Safety Day. All visitors can take advantage of FREE melanoma screenings performed by Dr. Kelly Thomas of Valley View Hospital in the ski lodge.…

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2017 Garfield County Humanitarian Awards

2017 Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards The Garfield County Human Services Commission and the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners will be hosting the 2017 Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards. The awards honor community volunteers and human services staff for all of that they give back to our wonderful community. The Awards will be presented…

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