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

In most communities, FIRC would be 4 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. Your continued donations are what make this possible. 

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Make An Online Donation to FIRC

Other Ways to Donate

We have made it convenient to donate in a number of different ways besides an online donation. Below is a list of ways to donate to the Summit County Family & Intercultural Resource Center​​​​​​​: 

Cash/Checks

Cash & Checks Can Be Sent Directly To:

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

Stocks

Electronic delivery of stock shares is a secure and expedient delivery process available and provides efficient internal control and cost savings. You may also transfer certificates directly. These donations are considered non-cash donations.

Please note, the donor’s broker will provide the donor with a tax receipt for the fair market value on the day of shares transferred. FIRC will send the donor an acknowledgment letter that describes the gift of stock, including the ticker, the number of shares and the date of the donation. The acknowledgment letter from FIRC cannot list the value of the stock since as a nonprofit, FIRC does not assign value to securities or gifts in-kind. 

To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following instructions:

  1. Provide FIRC a notification of donor intent. Regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, the donor or the transferring broker should provide the following information to FIRC, for audit and acknowledgment purposes:
  2. FIRC’s broker can provide the donor and donor’s broker with the information to facilitate a transfer of stock. Please send an e-mail or call FIRC’s broker for transfer instructions: Bridget Hattingh, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments, Phone: 970-455-8410, Email: bridget.hattingh@edwardjones.com

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 set up 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.

Food and thrift

Food donations

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

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off from 10:00 am – 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Breckenridge Food Pantry (1745 Airport Rd.) at the back of the thrift store or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 – 1:30 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.

If you have any questions, please contact foodpantry@summitfirc.org

For volunteer information click here.

Thrift store donations

Accepting donations of lightly loved clothing and shoes (2 bag limit) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 4:30 pm. at Dillon Thrift Store (340 Fielder Ave., Dillon CO 80435).

If you have any questions, please call: 970-262-2461

Bag Project

Bag Ladies

The FIRC Bag project was started by a group of volunteers in 2008 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. 10 years later, they have 45 volunteers, known in the community as the Bag Ladies, working on a variety of upcycled products and they have raised over $200,000 for families in Summit County.

100% of Bag Project sales go to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of utilities or the FIRC Food Bank. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please contact Nissa or email nissae@summitfirc.org

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 bags at: Dillon Ridge Liquors,  City Liquors, Caamano Sweaters, Whispering Pines Distillery, Frisco Fun & Formal, Antlers in Frisco and Breckenridge Distillery. 

Thank you to our business supporters:  Bag Shop space donation at La Riva Mall,  Mountain Comfort, Summit Thrift & Treasure, Summit Quilters and Markel Design.

3rd Party Donations

We accept 3rd party donations from the following organizations: 

Summit County Cares

At the beginning of the pandemic, The Summit Foundation established the Summit County Cares (SCC) emergency fund to support the emergency needs of our community. Learn more about how the SCC fund is supporting the community and how you can make a difference by visiting The Summit Foundation.

Amazon Smiles

For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

City Market

Did you know that simply by linking your Kroger Value Card to FIRC generates $ for FIRC? This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. It’s easy to link your card to FIRC.

  1. Go to: citymarket.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/
  2. Click on the “View Details” button under “I’m a customer”
  3. Log into your account OR create your account and link the account to your loyalty card
  4. Then choose FIRC (organization number KJ941)
  5. OR call 800-677-5464, press 1, then press 3 and link your card to The Family & Intercultural Resource Center

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Dollars That Make a Difference

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of every $1.00 goes toward program costs
$
helps a local struggling with mental health care costs
$
Provides 100 lbs. of food for the food pantry
$
Helps a family keep a roof over their head
$
Helps someone get health insurance
$
Provides a child with a year of home visits for learning
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