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Urgent Needs
Personal Care Items
Infant Formula
New Socks
New Underwear
Work Boots
Canned Food (low-salt/sugar)
The OUR Center is all about self-sufficiency and unifying community resources for residents of the greater Longmont area.
Needs we assist with include:
Buying or Selling Real Estate in 2016?
Partner with Realtor Christine Cavalier for your real estate needs and she will donate 10% of her net commission to the OUR Center Capital Campaign!
2016 Is An Exciting Year for OUR Center
This year, thanks to a very generous community, the OUR Center is moving into our new facility!
Volunteers Make OUR Center Work
In 2015, more than 1000 volunteers engaged in activities on behalf of the OUR Center in an effort to improve lives and our community.
Gratitude Is Expressed In Many Ways at the OUR Center
At the OUR Center, we witness what people are thankful for everyday.
We're Almost There!
The OUR Center has been conducting a Capital Campaign to raise $4.7 million to purchase and renovate the old Wickes Lumber building across the street from our present campus.
Why do corporate foundations support the OUR Center Capital Campaign?
The reasons are many, but supporting the community is a common theme.
OUR Center Founded by Community for Community
In 1986, a group of faith community leaders realized that individuals and families with basic needs were turning to their churches for help at a level the churches were not always able to provide.
Where Would the Elderly Be Without the OUR Center?
The elderly are currently the fastest growing client group at the OUR Center.
Editorial: Investment in OUR Center strengthens entire community
OUR Center's Board President Rick Burdick's editorial: Investment in OUR Center strengthens entire community
OUR Center is Good for Business
Longmont, and the surrounding area, is a wonderful place to live and work. The community is thriving, but, but others in our community are facing the impacts of homelessness, or living on the verge of homelessness.
Breaking Ground on Future Home of the OUR Center
Check out photos of our July 15, 2015 Groundbreaking Ceremony and Community Celebration.
OUR Center Helps the Most Vulnerable - Our Children
While the OUR Center assists people from all walks of life to become self-sufficient,families with young children represent a large percentage of the client base.
OUR Center Consolidation Creates Efficiencies
Our latest article showcases the many ways our new facility at 220 Collyer Street in Longmont will benefit the community.
Longmont's OUR Center is good for community
A longtime OUR Center volunteer wrote a guest editorial in support of our capital campaign, Strengthen Our Community - Invest in OUR Story! Click through to read this wonderful piece.
OUR Mission – Homelessness Prevention
This article discusses the OUR Center's important role in preventing homelessness and what that means to our community.
A New Home for OUR Center
OUR Capital Campaign, Strengthen Our Community - Invest in OUR Story, is featured in the November issue of Inside Longmont The Magazine.
OUR Center to Consolidate Services and Programs
This article discusses OUR Center's important role in Longmont, and provides an overview of how our new facility, once complete, will enable us to serve the community in even greater ways.
Connecting the Hungry to the Harvest
OUR Food Program is featured in this video about Foraged Feast, a wonderful program that collects locally grown food that would otherwise be wasted and donates it to organizations like ours.
OUR Center in Great Need of Food Donations
Donations of food, funds, and grocery store gift cards urgently needed for Food Pantry and Hot Meal programs, which feed hundreds of men, women, and children in need each week.
Aspen Center for Child Development Earns 4 Stars
Aspen Center recently earned a 4-Star Rating from Qualistar Colorado. This rating signifies that the center meets or exceeds the highest standards for quality early childhood education.
Aspen Center for Child Development Unveils New Nature-Based Play Area
"Outdoor classroom" made possible by grant from Qualistar Colorado.
OUR Center Announces Newly Elected Executive Committee and Additions to its Board of Directors
See our press release announcing new executive committee appointments and additions to our board of directors.
Aspen Center for Child Development Featured Videos
Aspen Center for Child Development is a top early childhood education program in our community. See our new videos to learn all about what makes it so special to children and families.
OUR Center Financial Skills Classes for Women Start in April
"It's Your Money. It's Your Life." returns in April with a series specifically for OUR Center's women clients.
Longmont flash mob raises more than $10k for OUR Center
Read the Times-Call article on the volunteer flash mob project to raise awareness and funds for the OUR Center.
Flash Mob Raises Funds and Awareness for the OUR Center
See what a wonderful group of volunteers did to help raise funds and awareness for the OUR Center!!
Capital Campaign: Helping OUR Center Helps Community
Longmont Times-Call guest opinion column by Brad and Lisa Golter of Longmont Florist.
Learn how the OUR Center is assisting the many members of our community impacted by the recent floods, as we continue to assist people who had been in need prior to the floods. This article also details ways you can help.
Right on the Money Award Recognizes Excellence in Community Financial Education.
Flood survivors from the St. Vrain region can receive food and clothing donations at special distribution event this Friday, 10/25.
Rock & Soul Benefit Rescheduled
Due to severe weather and travel conditions in and around the St. Vrain region, Rock & Soul 2013 has been rescheduled to November 2, 2013
OUR Center shows off limits of its old space, and its hopes for the new
News coverage of Longmont City Council members' tour of OUR Center's current facilities and future home at 220 Collyer Street.
Longmont's OUR Center offers a fresh start for those struggling, homeless
A wonderful Times-Call feature on one client's life-changing transformation from homelessness to self-sufficiency and beyond.
The OUR Center is the 2012 Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust
We are honored to have been named the 2012 recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust in the nonprofit category.
OUR Center's Capital Campaign Underway
We've embarked on a capital campaign to renovate 220 Collyer Street into much needed, expanded space for our Basic Needs and Self-Sufficiency Programs and Administration. Click the headline for press release and video link.
Thank Your For Your Support on Colorado Gives Day!
Just about $28,000 was raised for the OUR Center on Colorado Gives Day!
Hurricane Sandy Relief
If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on the East Coast, our partners at The Salvation Army can help.
Longmont man receives prestigious AARP award
Longtime OUR Center volunteer, John Maher, honored for outstanding volunteer service.
Video Spotlight - OUR Volunteers
Some of OUR Volunteers share the reasons why give of themselves to the OUR Center in this fun video slideshow.
Video Spotlight: Aspen Center for Child Development
Catch a glimpse of a day at Aspen Center for Child Development and hear what a couple of parents have to say about our program.
Volunteers Needed - Join Us for Volunteer Orientation
The OUR Center has many volunteer opportunities available. Our Day Shelter, Clothing Bank, Food Pantry, Kitchen, and Intake Office all are in need of volunteer support.
Hot Lunch Sponsors and Volunteers Needed
The Weekend and Holiday Lunch Program assures that no one in our community has to go without a hot, nutritious meal on any day of the year.
Longmont OUR Center's food pantry sees drop in donations
Longmont Times-Call article focuses on increased need for food at OUR Center and other area agencies.
OUR Center's Empty Bowls fundraiser highlights nutrition
Longmont Times-Call article highlights the 9th Annual Empty Bowls benefit for OUR Food Program.
Longmont closings prompt resource and job fair
OUR Center, El Comité and Workforce organized the event, which drew 200+
Nonprofit Spotlight: OUR Center
The OUR Center was featured in the Boulder Daily Camera's weekly spotlight on community connections and benefits.
The OUR Center featured on "Around Town"
The Longmont Channel 8's "Around Town" program highlights the OUR Center, holiday needs and happenings.
After the Holidays, Donations Drop But Demand Rises
The OUR Center is feaured in this story from the January issue of Left Hand Valley Courier about nonprofit needs after the holiday giving season passes.
Donations will help OUR Center
Local farmers donate nearly 8,000 pounds of food items to the OUR Center.
Christmas on Wheels at Longmont's Aspen Center
Longmont Times-Call's coverage of Bicycle Longmont's wonderful donation to Aspen Center for Child Development.
Longmont's Old Chicago feeds more than 600 at annual holiday dinner
Longmont Times-Call front page article on Spirit of Thanksgiving Dinner 2011
Boy Scout Troop Food Drive
KGNU Radio interview with OUR Center Executive Director, Edwina Salazar, and the Boy Scouts of Longmont's Pack 59.
Longmont's OUR Center celebrates 25 years of helping the needy
9.4.11 - Longmont Times-Call Profile on the OUR Center
OUR Center Beacon of Hope in Dark Times
8.11.2011 - Longmont Times-Call Editorial Featuring the OUR Center
Emergency Services are Still in High Demand
The OUR Center conducted over 28,000 visits in 2010 with individuals and families seeking assistance.
The OUR Center uses your donations very
efficiently: 88% of the OUR Center budget
goes directly to clients services such as
food, personal care items, shelter, clothing,
laundry and shower services, medical
screenings and job searches.
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