In October, FoCo Cafe received financial gifts from individuals through both the Colorado Gives website and PayPal. Most of these folks have join our Faces of FoCo Cafe Sustaining Membership. We now have 115 sustaining members, who’s monthly gifts range from $10- $300/month! Many thanks to these thoughtful donors with make continuous impact! Become a Face of FoCo Cafe today: https://fococafe.org/member/
We had several fundraising events put on in support of FoCo Cafe’s mission including: Nick Armstrong’s Cookbook Fundraiser, Hive Theory Yoga Class, Maxline Brewing Paint and Pint Night Fundraiser, and Pour Brother’s Community Tavern Pint Night.
Many local businesses showed their support through monetary donations and becoming sustaining members, or becoming a Cafe Business Sponsor! Fort Collins RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) picked to support FoCo Cafe in October, We received grants from both the El Polmar Foundation and the Wells Fargo Community Fund. We received additional contributions from Benevity Causes and Bank of America Charitable Fund: The Olsen Family Trust. Foothills Chiropractic and Sports injury Clinic decided to pay it forward in October as well by sending a nice surprise in the mail!
Many King Soopers shoppers used their reloadable cards to benefit FoCo Cafe. This is a great way to support the Cafe without spending an extra penny. You get gas points and all benefits, and King Soopers makes a donation (5% of what you spend)! In effect, you’re telling King Soopers the charity you want them to support! Thank you card users! Get your card at the Cafe.
AmazonSmile is also a great way to not spend an extra penny, but make a difference for FoCo Cafe! When shopping on Amazon, be sure to begin at smile.amazon.com. When prompted, choose Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc. as your organization of choice!
Thank you again for all you do for our community Cafe!
In October, FoCo Cafe received countless donations of fresh local produce from so many community partners including: Heart of the Rockies, Alpine Bloom Farm and Apiaries, The Growing Project, Colorado State Forest Service and countless Individuals. These make such a huge impact on what we are able to offer, thanks for having a hand in what our community eats!
And, we received weekly donations of high-value food items from Trader Joe’s and Ginger and Baker. Many items were donated for The Giving Tree and FoCo Freedge and non-perishables for the Kindness Cupboard. We also received a very generous donation from EcoLab of much needed cleaning supplies!