NEEP Award:
Energy Outreach Colorado awarded AICS a NEEP grant which began in April 2014.  AICS already has experienced a decrease in energy cost due to the installation of a new programmable thermostat.
​The NEEP award has also provided several new refrigerators and freezers and a beautiful merchandiser.
Energy Outreach Colorado’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) raises funds for energy efficiency grants for non-profit facilities. This allows participating organizations to reduce their energy costs and allocate more of their operating budgets to community services for low-income families and seniors.

The Volunteer Luncheon celebrated the 46th Anniversary of AICS:

The luncheon was held at the Olive Garden Restaurant on Havana Street in Aurora on Thursday, October 17, 2014 and attended by 60 people. Rev. Brian Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran Church led the invocation. The luncheon celebrated all 45 volunteers and several alumni were in attendance as well as donors and AICS Board members.  The special honorees at the luncheon who received certificates and gift cards were:

    Charles Sheets who has volunteered as a driver for AICS for 25
         years.
    Ladene Chambers who has volunteered in clothing room for 15 years.
    Ellie Sims who has decorated the lobby with toys, books, and
          household goods for 15 years.
    Ed and Jan Comfort who have driven groceries from St. Michael’s for
          15 years.
    Patti Schoenfeld (in absentia) who has worked and volunteered in the
          pantry for 10 years, and
    Jackie Paulson who has volunteered in the clothing room for 5 years.


The door prize baskets prepared by Ruby Freeman and Executive Director Judy Barrow were a huge success as were the ceramic pumpkins with their individual thank you notes that were taken home by the volunteers and staff.
The door prize baskets prepared by Ruby Freeman and Executive Director Judy Barrow were a huge success as were the ceramic pumpkins with their individual thank you notes that were taken home by the volunteers and staff.                                                 

Full Pantries, Full Lives Grant Received:
Hunger Free Colorado and the Denver Foundation selected AICS for a two-year membership in a nine-member cohort that will discuss how to improve the efficiency and collaboration of food banks in Denver and surrounding areas.  AICS is proud to participate in this effort which will commence in April, 2014.

Carino Coffee Donation:
A generous donor, Wayne, who is a musician, plays at Carino Coffee in Centennial and is donating his tips to AICS and to Gateway Battered Women's Services.  For Wayne's next performance date, seewww.carinocoffee.com . We want all donors and Wayne to know that their donations are greatly appreciated as we serve more people in the food pantry and clothing bank.

Anschutz Family Foundation Awards AICS Grant:

December 7, 2014
AICS is proud to have been awarded a $7500 grant by the Anschutz Family Foundation for general funding.

Emergency Help for Aurora Residents

Aurora Interfaith Community Services

Thanking Our Donors, Especially for the Dolls:
We sincerely thank all of our faithful monetary donors whether they be churches, individuals, or businesses.  We also appreciate the tremendous support of our in-kind donors, without whom we would not be able to assist the needy residents of Aurora with food and clothing.
A woman began donating crafts in March, 2014.  She makes clothes for dolls and assembles them with mattresses and blankets and stuffed animals into strollers or cradles.  These gifts make young ladies VERY HAPPY.