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:
Charles Sheets who has volunteered as a driver for AICS for 25
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
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.
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:
Anschutz Family Foundation Awards AICS Grant:
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.