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  • Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight Brings in the Bucks!

    Sunlight Mountain sponsored the 28th Annual Skier Appreciation Day on January 9. A benefit for United Way of Garfield County, the day netted more than $12,000 for United Way and the organizations it supports. The raffles netted 65% more funds than last year's drawings.

  • Read our 2014 United Way Garco Annual Report

    We present you with our latest annual report to inform and update you on our work, our continuing mission, and our community optimism. We are proud to note that our donors are reflected in our motto - Ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. You may download our 2014 Annual Report from this blog post.

  • Ski all day at Sunlight for just $20!

    During Skiier Appreciation Day, this Friday, January 9, you can ski all day at Sunlight for just $20. Enjoy live music, prizes and contests too!

  • Free Portraits for Families in Need

    Need a family photo? On Friday, December 5, photo students from CMC will create free portraits at CMC's campus in Carbondale!

  • Send Your Nonprofit News to Roaring Fork Magazine

    New Roaring Fork monthly magazine offers a free way to publicize nonprofit fundraisers and events -- and get them to about 30,000 people!

  • Nonprofits! Apply for funds from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

    The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative aims to increase postsecondary credential completion and the preparedness of Colorado students to earn a livable wage, graduate with less debt and positively contribute to the growth of our state’s economy. An RFP is now open for eligible nonprofits, governmental entities and community programs for funding to meet these goals.

  • Check out the PBS Series "Dropping Back In"

    A new documentary series, "Dropping Back In" is part of the national adult education initiative Fast Forward. There are four half-hour programs. Each program features inspiring stories of former dropouts telling their personal stories, profiles of institutions and organizations that are forging innovative solutions, and leading experts discussing key issues.

  • Malala Yousafzai, Youngest-Ever Nobel Prize Winner, Defends Rights of Children & Young People

    The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people's rights, including the right to education.

  • Marilyn Van Derbur Speaking at Wheeler Opera House October 16

    Marilyn Van Derbur was crowned Miss America in 1958 and was later named “Outstanding Woman Speaker in America.” As a childhood incest survivor, she has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects.

Neil Diamond Video Filmed in Our Neighborhood!

This video was filmed along the Frying Pan River and features puppies from our local animal shelter, CARE.

Welcome to Battlement to the Bells
Get Connected Website!


This website is a unique, local clearinghouse that quickly and automatically connects volunteers and donors with the nonprofits that need their help. Funded in part by Garfield County, it's all for the benefit of our community, and you can join for free! Sign up and you will automatically receive tailored news about local causes and organizations and how you can get involved, donate goods and services, volunteer by yourself or with your friends for various projects. Join us and help change our community for good!



How to Sign Up:
To register on this website, simply click the red Login/Join button located just below the mountains in the top-of-page photo and the orange navigation bar. A new page will open. Enter your name, email address and areas of interest.

The Battlement to the Bells Get Connected website will use your personal interests to electronically choose events and volunteer opportunities to email to you. You then are matched, and you can change your preferences whenever you like. Your contact information will never be sold to marketers at any time!

Become a Fan: Once you're logged in, visit the Partner Agency Search page and follow the links to the organizations that interest you. On the right side of each organization's page is an orange bar that looks like this:

 If you click that bar, the Battlement to the Bells Get Connected website will sign you up to receive emails about that organization's events and volunteer needs.

More Benefits from Your Local United Way

Grants: Like other United Way organizations nationwide, we collect donations from community members -- in the form of payroll deductions, business employee-matching or lump-sum donations, and individual and family donations -- and distribute the pooled funds each year in the form of grants to worthy local nonprofits. Contributions raised in our fall campaign are distributed the following year. A volunteer group of local citizens reviews agency grant requests and determines the level of support to each local organization that applied for funds. Information is disseminated to the public through local media outlets and via this website.

Prescription Discounts: United Way offers local residents the opportunity to save money on prescription medications by obtaining and using a free FamilyWize prescription discount card. To learn more about this program, click this link or the orange FamilyWize card below.

Referrals: United Way of Garfield County is a active participant in Colorado's statewide 2-1-1 information and assistance program. More information about the 2-1-1 Program here in Western Colorado can be found by clicking this link or the 2-1-1 logo below.



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