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We are here for our community.

  • In an effort to provide locals with the basic needs of food, housing, access to mental health and healthcare support, FIRC’s staff quickly reorganized to address this unprecedented demand. At the beginning of the pandemic, during the initial weeks, we went from serving 200 people per week to serving 1,977 people. We have seen an increased need for our services because of COVID-19 and we will continue to do our best to be here for our community. Thank you to all of the donors who are making our work possible.

Cash/check donations to FIRC:

Food and Thrift Store Donations

  • Food Donations: Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off from 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Breckenridge Food Pantry (1745 Airport Rd.,) at the back of the thrift store and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 1:00 pm in Silverthorne (251 W. 4th Street). Please leave donations outside. Food donations can only be accepted at these locations on the dates/times listed because of limited staff. We appreciate your cooperation.

  • Dillon Thrift Store Donations (340 Fielder Ave., Dillon CO 80435): Due to COVID, we can accept donations of lightly used clothing and shoes. 2 bag limit. Accepting donations only on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am - 3 pm.
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FIRC’s COVID-19 RESPONSE

Updates from FIRC in response to COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, it is estimated that two-thirds of Summit County’s workforce was unemployed or laid off. As “Safer-at-Home” orders continue to change, FIRC remains on the front lines working nonstop to ensure people have access to the basic needs of food, housing, mental health support and access to healthcare.

FIRC has completely reorganized our staff to most effectively respond to the changing needs of our community and served over 14,000 people.

For complete details, quotes and outreach visit our COVID Response Report

Donate

FIRC needs support in order to staff our drive through food pantry and continue providing access to emergency medical, rental, and utility assistance.  Please donate online or mail checks to FIRC at P.O. Box 1636 Silverthorne, CO. 80498.

FIRC accepts VENMO Donations

Strong Families. Strong Community.

FIRC empowers families with the education and support needed to thrive and remain living and working in Summit County.

In most communities, FIRC would be 5 separate nonprofits. Fortunately for Summit County families, we are a comprehensive one-stop agency.

All services are designed to strengthen families, resulting in stronger parents, children, employees and community.

dollars that make a difference

88

cents of every dollar goes towards program costs


$50 stocks the food pantry

Provides 100 lbs. of food for the food pantry

$130 helps someone get health insurance

provides a meeting with a FIRC Health Navigator for health insurance

Planned Giving

Support a legacy to building stronger families and a stronger community. Please consider FIRC in your estate or legacy plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or life income gift.

We encourage you to setup a meeting with our Executive Director to discuss how your gift can support FIRC.

Bequest
A bequest is a gift you make to FIRC through your will or trust which indicates your desire to leave something of value toward FIRC’s future work.  A charitable bequest can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the value of your total estate, a gift of stock or life insurance, or even a gift from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan. Because these assets often carry a heavy income tax obligation to your heirs, they can be a particularly attractive source for funding your charitable gifts.

Fundraisers and Other Ways to Donate

Financial donations make the biggest difference in our ability to offer programs for the community, but the following are other fantastic ways to make a difference.

FIRC's Income Sources

  • Federal, State & Local Government
  • Foundations
  • Summit Thrift & Treasure
  • Indviduals and Special Events