Live & Give Campaigns

Longmont is better when everyone gives. 

Want to ensure the health and happiness of everyone in our community? Enrich our lively arts scene? support the education of our young people?  Live & Give Longmont is our chance to come together on one extraordinary day to celebrate our collective spirit of giving and provide seed funding for nonprofits and projects that help our community.

Help shape Longmont’s future in a single day.

On September 26th, Live & Give Longmont brings our community together for 24 hours of generosity. With everyone in the community giving whatever they can, we hope to raise start up funds for a few projects in our community. It’s about working together to accentuate the place we love—so it will continue to thrive today and for generations to come.

Details for Live & Give September 26, 2017

    1. Review projects below

    2. Support the project(s) of your choice OR support the Live & Give Longmont Fund

    3. Submit your credit card donation OR send us a check. Click Here for other ways to donate
      1. Supporting the Continued Care and Preservation of Historic Hoverhome

        The St. Vrain Historical Society, Inc. (SVHS) is committed to the mission of “assuring a future for our community’s past” by working to preserve the heritage and history of Longmont. Historic Hoverhome (located at 1309 Hover Street) is one of three historic properties that SVHS currently owns. Constructed in 1913-1914 this elegant, English Tudor building was home to Charles, Katherine, and Beatrice Hover. This 6000 square foot house was built according to 56 pages of detailed blueprints. In 1997 SVHS purchased Hoverhome for the community’s enjoyment and education. SVHS is committed to the ongoing preservation and maintenance of this home for future generations and is seeking funding to help with the operational and preservation costs of this historic asset.
        $300.00 donated of $7,000.00 goal
      2. Equal Access to Restorative Justice

        Restorative Justice works best when each person's story can be heard and understood. But what if those stories are told in different languages? LCJP's mission is to give everyone impacted by a crime the chance to tell their stories - those who were harmed by the crime, those who committed the crime, plus family members, police officers and even the community as a whole.
        $150.00 donated of $7,000.00 goal
      3. Imagine! Participants Taking Advantage of all that Longmont has to offer

        You can help kids and adults with developmental disabilities enjoy all that Longmont has to offer, while they build cooperative skills! Imagine!'s Out & About participants are in Longmont for day camp, after-school, and weekend activities! About 75 people enjoy the Longmont Rec Center, bowling at Centennial Lanes, the Dickens Opera House, Firehouse Art, and Yaya Farms. The entrance fees for these activities add up, and your gift will help Imagine! provide even more opportunities to these venues.
        $0.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
      4. Sponsor Meals for Seniors

        Many clients at Longmont Meals on Wheels - seniors and people with disabilities in Longmont, Niwot and Hygiene - cannot afford to pay anything for a hot, nutritious meal and daily wellness check. Please help us by sponsoring one of these clients who simply cannot afford to pay anything for their meals. $120 supports a homebound senior for a month of meals and wellness visits. Longmont Meals on Wheels works to promote the health, independence and safety of our clients through good nutrition and social interaction. We help frail elderly with proper, affordable nutrition, a daily wellness check and friendly, social interaction so they can stay self-sufficient in their own homes for as long as possible.
        $850.00 donated of $17,000.00 goal
      5. Adopt A Day

        Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for families in Longmont, Lyons, and the Carbon Valley.
        $500.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal
      6. Hispanic Education Foundation Returning Scholarship Program

        Since 1989, the Hispanic Education Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from the St. Vrain Valley School District to attend 2-year, 4-year, or technical training. HEF scholars have the opportunity to reapply for a scholarship for an additional three years. Many students earn a significant amount of scholarship money for their first year of school, but struggle to find ways to pay for the rest of their time at college. The HEF returning scholarship program allows for students to continue on in their education, and we feel it is an investment not only in their future, but in our community's as well. Many of our students return to the Longmont area and start families of their own.
        $150.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
      7. Live & Give Longmont – Support Them All

        Live and Give Longmont is a permanent fund that not only generates much-needed revenue for existing nonprofits, but also grows over time to ensure funding well into the future. Since its founding in 2002, the Fund has been able to leverage individual gifts into a larger pool to make the most meaningful impact. The St. Vrain Valley is rapidly growing, and Longmont is poised to become the largest city in Boulder County. As a result of this tremendous growth, our community needs to be ready to assist those nonprofits that support residents with their health, basic needs, and education needs, as well as those that work to improve the aesthetics of the community and overall quality of life through investment in the arts and the environment. Your support helps fund all issues in the St. Vrain Valley for now and forever.
        $1,705.00 donated
      8. Lashley Street Station for older adults and youth

        A great re-purpose opportunity, from saving lives to building lives. The old Lashley St. Fire Station will be remodeled to serve both older adults, youth and young adults via the City's Children Youth and Families, Recreation, and Senior Services Divisions. Space will include activity rooms (2) and an exercise/dance space. Funds for the architectural design and construction have been secured. Live and Give donations will support furniture, program supplies, and equipment. Please watch and listen to our video to hear about this fun and purposeful opportunity.
        $50.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
      9. Help Immigrants to Learn English and Transform their Lives

        We believe that Longmont is safer and more prosperous when everyone can communicate! More than 1,300 immigrants in Longmont have worked to improve their lives with Intercambio’s English classes. Each week, our home teachers help adult immigrants learn and practice the skills they need to find better jobs, communicate with their children's teachers, and be involved in the community. Your support can enable 27 adults to participate in our home classes and gain the skills to transform their families’ lives.
        $100.00 donated of $6,700.00 goal
      10. Aspen Center for Child Development Scholarship Program

        Aspen Center for Child Development, a Program of OUR Center, provides high-quality, affordable daycare and preschool activities for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years so their parents can work or continue education, knowing their children are cared for in a loving and nurturing environment. Aspen Center for Child Development is the only 5-star rated preschool program in Boulder County (the highest rating attainable) by Colorado Shines, the state rating agency for the quality of educational programming. Aspen Center is seeking funding for scholarships for families that cannot afford full-rate childcare services but are working on being self-reliant. Gifts are tax-deductible and may qualify for a 50% tax credit.
        $1,200.00 donated of $15,000.00 goal
      11. AWW Helping Local Women in Need

        A Woman's Work would like to raise $10,000 to help 10 women and their families with emergency needs. Average grants to women in need are $1000, and support from A Woman's Work pays for a wide variety of needs including child care, housing, transportation, medical needs and more.
        $500.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
      12. Crossroads School Remediation

        Crossroads School provides alternative education for at-risk youth, many of whom have low academic skills. Our remediation program provides annual one-on-one assessments for all students, followed by one-on-one remediation for students who struggle with literacy.
        $0.00 donated of $7,667.00 goal
      13. A Meal and More Partnership

        The Longmont Senior Center and Longmont Meals on Wheels (LMOW) are partnering to replace both ovens in the Senior Center commercial kitchen. The ovens are used in the daily preparation of meals for both the home-delivered program and the weekday lunch at the Senior Center, and have provided almost 1 million meals since 2007. In 2016 alone, 107,607 meals were served and delivered including 12, 619 lunches served daily at the Senior Center. Since 1969, LMOW has provided hot nutritious meals and a daily check for older adults and people with disabilities. Since 1986, the Senior Center and LMOW have partnered to enrich the lives of older persons in our community. The ovens are in serious need of replacement in order to continue this important service to individuals who are homebound, unable to prepare meals, and in need of both nutritious meals and human connection.
        $700.00 donated of $8,000.00 goal
      14. HOPE for the Healing

        Help HOPE provide respite/convalescent care to people experiencing homelessness in Longmont. This program helps the homeless who are either too sick for a shelter or have been recently discharged from the hospital and need a safe place to heal. With your help, we hope to raise enough money to help 45 people in medical crisis! This program isn’t just about short-term recovery, it’s a bridge that supports people on the path to self-sufficiency. For example, one of our clients, Terrance, works full time at a furniture store here in Longmont. It's not glamorous, but he works hard and the owners appreciate him for it. In fact, they didn’t even know he was experiencing homelessness until he needed a double hernia operation and had no place to recover. HOPE stepped in and provided a week of emergency medical respite and worked with him to stabilize his living situation. He is now in transitional housing and on his way to self-sufficiency. Help us help more people in our community just like Terrance!
        $800.00 donated of $12,500.00 goal
      15. Art of Possibilities for All

        The Art of Possibilities is a unique program that offers developmentally disabled participants access to the transformative nature of art through gallery visits, informal docent-led conversations about the art work and a hands-on art activity that responds to the art or uses the same medium as the exhibition.
        $0.00 donated of $5,500.00 goal
      16. Safe Shelter’s White Ribbon Campaign

        You care about the safety of your friends, family and coworkers. Safe Shelter has advocated for and supported survivors of abuse for almost 40 years, but dating and partner violence continues. Now there’s a way for you to be part of the solution.
        $250.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
      17. Artist Express in our schools

        Artist Express Arts Longmont connects visual and performing artists with teachers for 1-2 day workshops or demonstrations, provides stipends to bring professionals into the classroom and assists with special project needs. Arts Longmont provides stipends for the artists and funding for art supplies and other special project needs. Every $500 allows Arts Longmont to reach one more school. Our Goal of $5,000 = Ten Schools!!
        $250.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
      18. Inn Between Housing and Homelessness

        The Inn Between mission is to provide supportive housing and promote stability to diverse families and individuals facing homelessness by utilizing community resources, case management and life skills training. The Inn Between of Longmont provides a safe, stable home for nearly 300 individuals facing homelessness each year - over 100 of them are children. With rising costs for housing, more and more low income households struggle to keep both a roof overhead and pay for other basic needs. They face eviction. There's no affordable option. They need a place where their housing is stabilized so they can start anew and educational opportunities that foster stability to prevent an ongoing cycle of homelessness.
        $350.00 donated of $13,200.00 goal
      19. Longmont Theatre Co Sound Equipment

        Longmont Theatre has enjoyed success and great community support for 60 years, and we're gearing up for our next 60 years. Our plans include movies and concerts and other events, to augment our live theater. Toward that end, and to improve our theater presentations, we need to upgrade the theatre sound system. As you can see in the video, "No sound" means "No fun". YOU can help! Contribute now through "Longmont Gives", and bring the fun with sound into the theater!
        $150.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
      20. Discovery Days early childhood learning

        Discovery Days is an imaginative hands-on, drop-in arts and crafts program for children ages 2 to 6 and an adult at the Longmont Museum. We need help keeping the cost for Discovery Days low so that the program is accessible to any child from any background.
        $150.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
      21. Emergency Dental Care for Local Seniors and Children

        The Sunshine Club would like to raise $5,000 to share between its two funds for emergency dental care. $2,500 would be allocated to Sunshine Senior Smiles which in cooperation with The Longmont Senior Center identifies and provides emergency dental care to local seniors. $2,500 would be allocated to provide dental care to St. Vrain Valley School District children who have been pre-screened through the club's on site school dental clinics. The Sunshine Club was founded in 1902 by five Central School girls for the purpose of helping those in need in their community. It has continued ever since raising funds for local charitable projects primarily through its annual Sunshine Tea, the Sunshine Memorial Fund and financial gifts from members and the community.
        $325.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
      22. Skyline High School Education Foundation

        The goal of the Skyline Education Foundation is to raise money to support and improve academics in the Skyline community. A current, concentrated initiative at Skyline High School has been to increase participation in the Advanced Placement program. Offering A.P. classes is a proven way to expose students to the expectations of a college level class with the possibility of attaining college credit. The success of Skyline High School's efforts have led to a significant, sustained increase in participation. In 2013, 235 total exams were given, in 2017, 544 were given. Since beginning this initiative, Skyline students have also consistently achieved a pass rate equal to the global average (+/- 2%) ensuring that students are rising to and meeting expectations. Skyline Education Foundation has committed to supporting students financially by defraying half of the A.P. testing fees incurred. If the Foundation does not continue to fund these costs, the fees charged by College Board who administers the Advanced Placement program would be unduly burdensome for many of our students and their families. All contributions to the Live and Give campaign will be used to continue to fund reduced Advanced Placement testing fees so we may encourage and challenge all students to achieve their highest level of academic success.
        $375.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
      23. Micah Homes Bridging the Affordable Housing GAP

        In a County where poverty and a lack of affordable housing are on the rise, The Inn Between is crucial for those who have lost their housing or who are at imminent risk of losing their housing. Elderly and disabled residents need access to services; not just housing. The Inn empowers very low-income and fixed-income individuals with stability by meeting their critical housing need and also ensuring necessary resources are available so they can remain stable. The need for housing and supportive services in our community is steadily climbing. In 2016, United Church of Christ donated a 1/4 acre parcel of land to The Inn Between to build additional affordable housing units. The Micah project launched; its name derived from the Bible Book of Micah about overcoming injustice and defending the rights of the poor. In 2018, we will begin to construct 6 permanently affordable units that will house up to 14 very low income, elderly or disabled people.
        $1,600.00 donated of $45,000.00 goal