HeidiTown.com Gives Back Campaign

star available at Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

As I write this post my 75 pound German Shepherd, Xena, is curled up next to me on the couch. I’ve always love German Shepherds. We had many rescue German Shepherds while I was growing up. That’s why I’m excited to announce the Front Range German Shepherd Rescue (FRGSR) is the recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back this February. FRGSR incorporated as a nonprofit charity in 2006, although they had been

rough legged hawk at Fossil Creek Reservoir Colorado HeidiTown.com

Wild Wings flew across my radar when I asked for a bird identification on Twitter. I’d been out birding at Fossil Creek Reservoir in Northern Colorado where approximately 18 bald eagles were roosting, but they were so far away I didn’t get any good shots. I did spot this bird, and had no idea what type of raptor it was: A friend tweeted one of her Twitter friends who happens

Colorado Gives Day Logo

I’ve decided to dedicate December to “Colorado Gives Day.” This gives me the opportunity to highlight all the charities that have been recipients of HeidiTown Gives Back during this past year. Colorado Gives Day is a 24 hour period of time that starts at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. It’s a state wide marketing campaign to, according to the website, “support the nonprofits that protect and nurture quality

HeidiTown Gives Back: PetAid Colorado

I learned about PetAid Colorado through my People With Compassion for Pets Giving Circle, and after checking the organization out, I decided to pick them as the recipient of my November HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign. If you are new to HeidiTown, each month, a Colorado nonprofit of my choosing receives free ad space on HeidiTown, plus a write-up about the organization which is posted on the first Monday of the

Zip Line for Taite Project Colorado

Last week, in my duties as a writer at a small town newspaper, I covered the Community Service Awards. This special luncheon is held yearly by Group Publishing, a company in Loveland, Colorado. During this two-hour event, Group awards thousands of dollars to deserving charities in Northern Colorado. As providence would have it, I sat by two young ladies from the GECCCO Girl Scout Troop. They had written and submitted

Lucky Dog Rescue Logo

As I was thinking about which charity to highlight this month, I decided to contact my fellow blogger and dog lover friend, Chrissy Morin from Parker. She has been very active in helping out animal charities and pet owners via social media during and after the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs. As I expected, Chrissy quickly put me in contact with Colorado Springs Lost Pet Alert. The lady who

National Mill Dog Rescue Logo

It is my great pleasure to introduce this month’s recipient of the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign. For those of you who may be new to this little town, each month I choose a Colorado nonprofit to receive a free ad space and blog post write up here on HeidiTown.com. There are certain organizations with missions that truly touch my heart and National Mill Dog Rescue is one of those groups.

HeidiTown Gives Back: Wolves Offered Life & Friendship (W.O.L.F.)

Wolves are wild animals, and should remain wild animals. Unfortunately, people have been interbreeding domestic dogs and wolves for years, even attempting to keep wolves as pets; a misguided idea that never turns out well, and that’s where W.O.L.F. comes in. Founded in 1995, and located northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, this organization works to improve the quality of life for all wolves and wolf dogs. They have a rescue

Disabled Resource Services logo

It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time to introduce the recipient of HeidiTown Gives Back. Each month a different Colorado-based charity is picked to receive free ad space on HeidiTown.com and a blog post about their organization. I chose  Disabled Resource Service (DRS) this month because their biggest event of the year is on March 22, 2013, and I wanted to help them spread the

golden retriever from CARE

I started the HeidiTown Gives Back Campaign exactly one year ago. I wanted to highlight some great Colorado charities by giving them one month of free ad space on HeidiTown.com, plus a blog post about the charity. I was inspired to do this in part, because I get asked to promote so many nonprofit events during the year. I can’t help them all, so I developed this program  as a