Empty Stocking Fund sparks the giving spirit of the Pikes Peak region to benefit local non-profits serving neighbors in need.


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About the Fund

The 36th annual Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency.

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Helping serve neighbors in need

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund transform lives. Every dollar donated to the Empty Stocking Fund grows up to 45.3 percent through matching funds. Donate Now

Upcoming Events

To help meet the significant need in our community, the campaign partners with dozens of local businesses and organizations to hold fundraisers for the Fund.


‘Tis the season for treasure hunts!

‘Tis the season for treasure hunts!

The treasure hunt for southern Colorado’s Empty Stocking Fund is back for a second year. In 2016, the organization exceeded its goal of raising $1 million and hopes this year it will raise even more. All day, the old Ivy Wild School has been filled with hundreds of...

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Partner Agencies

> American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado
> Care and Share Food Bank
> Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
> CPCD…giving children a head start
> Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up
> The Home Front Cares
> Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
> Mercy’s Gate
> Partners In Housing
> Peak Vista Community Health Centers

> Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
> The Salvation Army of El Paso County
> Silver Key Senior Services
> The Place
> The Resource Exchange
> Tri-Lakes Cares
> Westside CARES
> YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region


Gazette Charities-El Pomar Foundation
Empty Stocking Fund

30 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
10am – 2pm M-F

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