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  • More Americans undertake pilgrimages in search of active faith relationship

    Wayne Kwan's life advice to his son, Brian, was simple: Never do drugs or become a lawyer. Travel, if that's what you want. Find your bliss. "I think for a lot of parents, the temptation is to live vicariously through their children. My dad just wanted to see me happy," said Brian Kwan, 26, who moved to Colorado Springs from Sugar Land,...

  • Donations sought for annual Colorado Springs gift giveaway

    A venerable giveaway spanning more than three decades and helping thousands of children each holiday season will return this year, five days before Christmas. Donations are being sought for the next Bob Telmossé Christmas Giveaway, an event on Saturday that allows families to pick out donated gifts while taking home ingredients for a...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 14, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday Vocal Fusion Christmas Concert - 3 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046. Christmas Concert - With the Little London Winds, 6:30-8 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive; 201-7713, littlelondonwinds.org. Sunday, Saturday and Dec. 21 "The Gift" - Ballet Emmanuel,...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Home Front Cares helps abandoned military wife

    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. Last year, Alexis' husband of three years left her without saying anything. He had been kicked out of the Army, and then left. At the time, her son was 6 months...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Pueblo family grateful for help after losing home in fire

    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. Arriving home from work one day in May 2013, Sara Davil headed upstairs to take a shower. Her husband, Alex, and their three children were out for the day and she...

  • Lemon Challenge will make your face pucker - and do some good

    When life gives you lemons, take a bite. It can help hungry school kids. You remember the trendy challenge this summer where donors raised money for ALS research by getting doused with ice cubes. Now comes the Lemon Challenge. Twenty-five Ace Hardware stores in Colorado, including two locally, are asking people to give their taste buds a...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Urban Peak helps homeless teen with housing, job

    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. Jason Ellis was just out of high school when he found himself homeless. He was 18 and didn't have a job or a place to go. After hearing about the agency through...

  • Colorado Gives Day hits record with donors and money raised

    A record number of donors on Tuesday helped propel Colorado Gives Day to its best haul ever. In its fifth year, the statewide fundraiser brought in $26.2 million for 1,677 nonprofits across Colorado - besting the campaign's previous record of $20.5 million set in 2013, according to a news release by the Community First Foundation and...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Nonprofit helps family get disabled girl into Head Start

    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. Kyla Peoples and her husband never would have known about the Community Partnership for Child Development if it hadn't been for their pediatrician. The family has...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Domestic violence victim becomes survivor with TESSA's help

    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. Tara Loo had known her friend for years before they became romantic in December 2009. It only took six months for him to reveal his violent side when he beat her...

  • Pearl Harbor survivors honored in Colorado Springs ceremony

    Douglas Huggins was a listless 18-year-old in early 1941 hauling oyster shells to Houston when he decided he wanted more from life. His search for a trade skill, and a better life led him to a naval base in Hawaii. Huggins, now 92, is among the six Colorado Springs men who survived the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the infamous attack...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Griffith Centers help fill couple's empty nest

    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. Two years ago, Tom and Jean sent one of their two sons to college and the other to his last year in high school. A niece who had lived with them since the age of 10...

  • Springs Rescue Mission uses novel approaches to help homelesss

    Cynthia first became homeless in 2012, after fleeing an abusive husband. She later scraped together enough money to rent a cheap apartment, but bedbugs left her and her two children homeless again. "It was like a downward spiral," says Cynthia, whose real name is not being used to protect her privacy. "We had nothing left." But just when...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Struggling man finds more than food at Care and Share

    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. Unemployed, fearful of losing his home and having to decide between putting gas in the car or food on the table, Roy Pearsall needed help. He knew about Care and...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 7, 2014

    RELIGION CALENDAR Music/Drama Sunday "Magnificat" - Christmas selections performed by Chancel Choir, Chamber Singers and Orchestra, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $10; 471-8522, fumc-cs.org. "Lessons and Carols" - 
3:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 
1515 N. Cascade Ave., free-will offering; flccsc.org....

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