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Financial Donations

Financial donations have the largest impact on FIRC’s ability to support the community in the greatest areas of need.

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$25

allows FIRC to buy diapers for the food bank.

$50

would allow FIRC to help people facing prescription needs. Imagine being sick and not being able to afford your prescription.

$75

helps FIRC offer free parenting classes for the community.

$100

allows FIRC to help three stranded people facing a night in the cold to stay in a hotel.

$200

helps get the heat turned back on for a family that could not afford their utility bills.

$300

would help an unemployed parent obtain training for a more stable job.

$400

can help a family facing eviction to stay in their home.

$500

allows FIRC to help a mother diagnosed with cancer afford an MRI so she can receive further treatment.

$800

many times medical emergencies keep a person from working and they fall behind on their rent or utilities. This donation would help two families in this situation avoid eviction so they can stay in their home.

$1,000

would help FIRC provide home visits for a year to a family with a child facing developmental delays. 

 

Donate online or mail checks payable to FIRC at: FIRC P.O. Box 1636 Silverthorne, CO 80498  

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Your donations making a difference:

  •  In 2013, 85% of FIRC’s expenses went towards programs and only 15% went towards operational expenses.
  • FIRC will offer financial assistance one time a year for a family or individual, families receive priority. Clients must meet with a case manager to discuss their situation and show employment and financial need. Most clients just need help getting through the month. Checks are written directly to landlords or Xcel, not to the client.
  • Over 1,200 home visits were facilitated by FIRC Parent Educators last year.
  • Your donations help locals. FIRC can only serve people living or working in Summit County.

FIRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration.

Thrift Store Donations

Thank you for donating to Summit Thrift and Treasure. Revenue from the store supports 35% of FIRC’s program funding. These emergency assistance and parenting programs would not be possible without the support of your donations. Thank you.

Hours for Donations: DILLON: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
BRECKENRIDGE: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stores are not open Sundays or major holidays.

Drop off location: Dillon: Summit Thrift & Treasure 340 Fiedler Ave. Dillon, Co 80435. Please use the door on the side of the building facing Colorado Mountain College for donation drop offs. Breckenridge: Summit Thrift & Treasure 1745 Airport Road Breckenridge, CO 80424. Please use the door around the back of the building.

Items Accepted: New or Gently Used Condition – If you would give the item to a relative or friend, then the item is most likely in good condition. Clothing Shoes Jewelry Games Toys Strollers Movies Music Books Small Appliances – blender’s, cell phones, toasters, etc. Kitchen supplies – dishes, silverware, pots and pans, etc. House wares – vacuums, lamps, etc. Bedding/Linens Suitcases Sports Equipment – sorry no skis or ski boots Camping Gear Crafts Collectables Knick Knacks Decorations Please try to separate donations in with like items. This will make sorting donations much easier for our volunteers. If you have any questions about if an item is accepted, please call the store 970-262-2461.

Items NOT Accepted: Our apologies, we are not able to accept the following because of space limitations at our store. We have also had issues with people wanting to return electronics that don’t work and we are restricted by child safety laws for certain items. Furniture Computers and Computer Accessories Beds/Mattresses Cribs Car Seats Skis/Snowboards or Ski Boots/Snowboard Boots Propane Grills Exercise Equipment Text Books, Encyclopedias and Magazines Tires Garden Hose Chandlers and large electrical fixtures Paints/Chemicals Garage Sale Leftovers Items that are broken or materials with stains or holes in them. FIRC recommends posting items that cannot be donated on Craigslist under the free section in hopes that it can still be used by someone in need. We also recommend contacting Habitat for Humanity’s Restore in Breckenridge at 970-367-5127, open Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for furniture donations.

Tax Deductible: Since Summit Thrift and Treasure is a nonprofit 501(c)3 store owned by FIRC, Items donated are tax deductible. Tax receipts are available at the drop off. FIRC recommends using the Goodwill donation guide for valuing donation items.

Food Donations

FIRC offers one of Summit County’s largest food banks, which served over 2,000 visits to those facing hunger. Without donations, FIRC would not be able to keep the food bank shelves stocked. Thank you.

Food Bank Donations are accepted Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the FIRC Office.

Items Needed: Baby Diapers (sizes 3-4) Beans – Black and pinto (canned and dried) Rice Pasta Sauce Pasta Toiletries – tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner

Refrigerated and Frozen Items accepted: FIRC can accept bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, refrigerated and frozen items We cannot accept: Items cannot be expired and individual packages cannot be opened

Financial Donations: You can specify financial donations to go to the food bank. Financial gifts allow FIRC to buy the items of greatest need.  For more information or if you’re interested in hosting a food drive please contact Anita at 970-262-3888 ext. 306 or email anitao@summitfirc.org

FIRC Events

Events and fundraisers are scheduled throughout the year to grow community awareness of FIRC’s impact in the community and the need in Summit County.

FIRC Fashion Show Fundraiser Friday, June 27, 2014 – Riverwalk Center Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hearthstone Wine Dinner Tuesday, September 23, 2014 -Hearthstone Restaurant Breckenridge, CO 80424 Supporting FIRC events is a perfect way to help us make a difference in Summit County. For more information contact 970-262-3888 ext. 306.

FIRC Bag Project

The FIRC Bag project was started by a group of volunteers in 2009 looking to raise money for FIRC’s emergency assistance fund. Their original goal was to raise $300 by using donated materials to FIRC’s thrift store and sewing them into reusable grocery bags. Five years later, they have 45 volunteers, known in the community as the Bag Ladies, working on a variety of upcyled products and they have raised over $65,000 for families in Summit County. 100% of Bag Project sales go to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of utilities or the FIRC Food Bank. The FIRC Bag Shop is located in donated space La Riva Mall in suite 22 in Dillon, Colorado. If you would like to shop at the store or learn more about volunteering, please contact Anita at 970-455-0223 or email anitao@summitfirc.org

Shop Hours: Come see us during the Dillon Farmer’s Market this summer or contact Anita at 970-455-0223 to setup a time to come shop.

Products include: Tuxedo Wine Bags , Wine Glass Coasters, Reusable Grocery Bags, Plastic Bag Holders, Purses, Yoga Mat Bags, iPad Bags and Purses.

Look for our wine and other bags at the following locations: Dillon Ridge Liquors,  City Liquors, Caamano Sweaters, Frisco Fun & Formal and Breckenridge Distillery

Thank you to our business supporters: Abbas Rajabi for Bag Shop space donation at La Riva Mall,  Mountain Comfort, Summit Thrift & Treasure, Summit Quilters, Abra-Cadabra Plumbing & Heating