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Archive for November, 2014

Summit County Cares fund: Working to raise $50,000 by December 31

Helping Neighbors in Need

The Summit County Cares holiday fundraiser is working to raise $50,000 by December 31 to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or in need of medical care get back on their feet. 100% of the money raised is used to pay rent/mortgage, utility or medical bills. The high cost of living makes Summit County a difficult place to raise a family. Many people have to live paycheck to paycheck and when an emergency arises, they are often unable to afford the basic needs. Last year, 700 people received assistance through the Summit County Cares fund. Of those people, 90% made less than $47,000 a year. According to the Self-Sufficiency Wage report, a family of four living in Summit County needs to make $77,000 to afford food, rent, childcare and insurance. The significant $30,000 plus difference between what people need to make versus what most are earning, explains why an injury or sickness, change in hours or the need to leave an abusive relationship can put people in dire situations.

The Summit County Cares fund is the largest emergency assistance fund in Summit County. This money serves the clients of Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Summit Community Care Clinic, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services when they are facing a crisis. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of your gift will make a difference here in Summit County. Please donate to Summit County Cares fund today.

Donate here.


The Summit Foundation is preparing to move: free office furniture available

In mid-December, The Summit Foundation will be moving into the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center on S. Harris Street in Breckenridge. As a result of the move, The Summit Foundation is donating its current furniture.

The Foundation has several desks, office chairs, a conference/dining table and chairs, file cabinets, built-in cabinets and hutch/shelf units that we would like to offer to others. Non-profits or needy families are welcome to any or all of these items.

For more details on the items available, visit this page.

Interested parties may visit our offices at 111A Lincoln Avenue in Breckenridge in the next several weeks to identify items that would be of value to their organization or family.  We would be glad to place your name on the item or items that you, your clients, or your organization would be interested in. Once a name is placed on an item, we request that the items be scheduled to be picked up from our office in Breckenridge between Friday December 12 and Tuesday December 16.  We will not be able to hold the furniture much past December 16 and, unfortunately, will have limited resources to move the furniture for you.

Finding us after we move…
After we move in mid-December, you may find The Summit Foundation on the 3rd floor of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, which is located at 103 S. Harris Street in Breckenridge.  Mailing address, phone and email addresses for the staff will remain the same.



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