Love Where You Live: 5 Local Charities to Give to this Winter

Arrow has seen its community blossom into one of the most giving communities in Colorado, offering many charities and foundations to donate to during the holidays. Here are five charities that encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the holiday bustle.

Boulder Charities

1.   Boulder Bridge House

The Boulder Bridge House creates opportunity for Colorado’s homeless and working poor by offering housing support, hygiene, and job placement services. Their Ready-to-Work program teaches homeless adults job skills while providing them a chance to earn and save some money to ease their eventual societal transition.

2.   Paradox Sports

Paradox changes how someone who’s disabled views their disability by giving them an inspirational opportunity to overcome any fears of their body. In 2015 they helped over 450 people suffering from various (dis)abilities such as spinal cord contusions, amputation/limb difference, PTSD, and more.

3.   Anthony H. Kruse Foundation

This foundation is the largest private, non-operating foundation in Boulder, and the 10th largest in the state. They focus on developing opportunities for youth including education, health, and wellness.

4.   Boulder Ballet

Devoted artists and entrepreneurs share the same spirit. Typically, the holiday season is a busy time for ballet troupes. They’re performing The Nutcracker from Thanksgiving through the New Year; routinely pulling multiple shows per day.

5.   Community Foundation: Boulder County

For 25 years, the Community Foundation has been growing a culture of philanthropy and making a difference in Boulder County. Through informed decision-making, they inspire ideas, ignite action and mobilize diverse resources to improve the quality of life for everyone in Boulder County.

As easy as it is to become entrenched in the holiday shopping bustle, it’s just as easy to budget in some charitable spending.