Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fork(lift) and beef: Both in need

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:58 AM

A lot of local fundraising focus is of course still devoted to the Black Forest Fire, but other organizations remain in need as well. Two recent calls for assistance come from the Marian House Soup Kitchen and Blue Star Recyclers. From the press release, here's info on the first:


Blue Star Recyclers, with the help of the Beanstalk Foundation, needs to raise nearly $10,000 more for the purchase of a new forklift. Here's more on that:

With your help we now employ 22 people at our Colorado Springs facility, and we have created 42 total jobs for people with disAbilities in six Colorado communities.

You may have noticed recent articles in local newspapers about our strategic partnership with the Beanstalk Foundation. For the past year Beanstalk has actively supported our mission on a number of fronts, and one of the invaluable services they provide to non-profits like us is something called a Challenge Funding Campaign.

Today we are excited to launch our first Challenge to replace our 20+ year-old forklift, which is now on its last legs. As a recycler we collect, process, stage, and ship tons of heavy electronics materials every day, so our forklift is the most vital piece of capital equipment to our operations.

You can help by visiting our online challenge page and make your tax-deductible donation of any size.

We are extremely grateful to Scott & Darlene Allen, who got things started with a generous donation of $5,000.00 through their Brady-Brooke/Rotary International Donor Advised Fund. That takes us one-third of the way to our goal, leaving only $10,000.00 to be raised from individual donors like you.

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