Empty Stocking Fund: Mercy's Gate assists those left behind

Empty Stocking Fund: Mercy's Gate assists those left behind

Jeffrey Chambers and his mother were on an early morning shopping trip. They chose bread, cereal and some beef from the shelves. “This place is awesome,” Chambers said. This is no ordinary grocery store. The items in the food pantry at Mercy’s Gate...
Empty Stocking Fund: Nonprofit provides housing and hope

Empty Stocking Fund: Nonprofit provides housing and hope

Partners in Housing does more than provide struggling families with a home, it provides those families with hope and confidence in their future. The local nonprofit maintains transitional homes for struggling families in the Pikes Peak region. Partners has humble...
Empty Stocking Fund: Peak Vista clinics offer many health services

Empty Stocking Fund: Peak Vista clinics offer many health services

Will Driscoll has seen a multitude of doctors in his 35 years. He was born with a heart defect and various other physical problems, and was diagnosed as having developmental disabilities. Finding help for a wide range of needs has at times been a challenge until he...
Single mom REACHes out for help paying utility bills

Single mom REACHes out for help paying utility bills

This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Six years ago, Diane (name changed for privacy reasons) became the single mom of five...
Silver Key a family tradition for retired transplanted Texan

Silver Key a family tradition for retired transplanted Texan

This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. On the eighth day of every month 65-year-old Gilbert Jessie Junior visits Silver Key...