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The Colorado Springs area is home to the highest concentration of nonprofits and foundations anywhere in the country outside Washington, D.C. Whether it be via Goodwill, trail maintenance, animal shelter services or domestic violence prevention, you could argue that we all benefit daily in some form from the services nonprofits provide. And studies indicate that donating time and effort to volunteer programs enhances our psychological and physical well-being.
Christy McNaul -  - Downtown -  - Social worker -  - Have you ever benefited from a nonprofit? Yes, - because I work with a lot of them. And personally, I've - benefited from intangible social and spiritual support - from churches. -  - Name three nonprofits located in this area. - Greccio Housing, The Humane Society, Young Life, - Project Redirect ... -  - If you had $10,000 to donate to a nonprofit, which - would it go to? One that deals with at-risk youth, - like Dale House, or something similar. -  - Do you volunteer? I've done some community - things with my church, like trail maintenance at Garden - of the Gods and trash cleanup at Cheyenne Caon. -  - If you could start up a foundation, what purpose - would it serve? Something to benefit at-risk youth.
  • Christy McNaul

    Downtown

    Social worker

    Have you ever benefited from a nonprofit? Yes, because I work with a lot of them. And personally, I've benefited from intangible social and spiritual support from churches.

    Name three nonprofits located in this area. Greccio Housing, The Humane Society, Young Life, Project Redirect ...

    If you had $10,000 to donate to a nonprofit, which would it go to? One that deals with at-risk youth, like Dale House, or something similar.

    Do you volunteer? I've done some community things with my church, like trail maintenance at Garden of the Gods and trash cleanup at Cheyenne Caon.

    If you could start up a foundation, what purpose would it serve? Something to benefit at-risk youth.

Brock Strom -  - Skyway -  - Retired military -  - Have you ever benefited from a nonprofit? I - don't think so. -  - Have you ever volunteered? I volunteer for a - nonprofit called Home Front Cares that helps military - families at Fort Carson, the Air Force Academy, and - Peterson Air Force Base. I'm a caseworker and vice - president. -  - If you had the ways and means to found a nonprofit, - what would it focus on? Just offhand, I can't think - what it would be.
  • Brock Strom

    Skyway

    Retired military

    Have you ever benefited from a nonprofit? I don't think so.

    Have you ever volunteered? I volunteer for a nonprofit called Home Front Cares that helps military families at Fort Carson, the Air Force Academy, and Peterson Air Force Base. I'm a caseworker and vice president.

    If you had the ways and means to found a nonprofit, what would it focus on? Just offhand, I can't think what it would be.

Lotus -  - Northwest of Caon City -  - Owner of solar business -  - Name a way you benefit from nonprofits. I buy - quite a few things from Goodwill. -  - Name three area nonprofits. I can think of the - organizations, but not their names. Besides Goodwill, - there's one that does community gardens, there's one - that funds a lot of gay issues. -  - Have you ever done any volunteering? Years - ago, for the Boy Scouts and Order of the Arrow. -  - If you could start a nonprofit, what services would it - provide? It would help set up alternative media to - counteract corporate and governmental propaganda.
  • Lotus

    Northwest of Caon City

    Owner of solar business

    Name a way you benefit from nonprofits. I buy quite a few things from Goodwill.

    Name three area nonprofits. I can think of the organizations, but not their names. Besides Goodwill, there's one that does community gardens, there's one that funds a lot of gay issues.

    Have you ever done any volunteering? Years ago, for the Boy Scouts and Order of the Arrow.

    If you could start a nonprofit, what services would it provide? It would help set up alternative media to counteract corporate and governmental propaganda.

Jan Hamilton -  - Topeka, Kan. -  - Attorney -  - Do you benefit from nonprofit services? - Probably non-directly, but I share in the - community benefits they provide. -  - Name three nonprofits. Rescue Mission, YWCA, - Helping Hands Humane Society. -  - If you had $10,000 to donate to a nonprofit, which - would it go to? Rescue Mission. There's a direct - flow-through of funds from the donor to the recipient - with very minimal middle-man expenses. -  - Have you ever volunteered? I've taken food to - the Rescue Mission, and I volunteer on the Governor's - Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention for - the state of Kansas. -  - If you could start a foundation, whom would it - serve? Children getting properly fed and clothed, - and getting a quality education. We have to start with the - kids.
  • Jan Hamilton

    Topeka, Kan.

    Attorney

    Do you benefit from nonprofit services? Probably non-directly, but I share in the community benefits they provide.

    Name three nonprofits. Rescue Mission, YWCA, Helping Hands Humane Society.

    If you had $10,000 to donate to a nonprofit, which would it go to? Rescue Mission. There's a direct flow-through of funds from the donor to the recipient with very minimal middle-man expenses.

    Have you ever volunteered? I've taken food to the Rescue Mission, and I volunteer on the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention for the state of Kansas.

    If you could start a foundation, whom would it serve? Children getting properly fed and clothed, and getting a quality education. We have to start with the kids.

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