Author: Jordan Secher

Masks Matter Online Exhibition and Auction

Museum of Art Fort Collins is celebrating thier 16th year of the Masks Exhibition and Benefit. The annual exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.6 million dollars to support the museum’s mission. During that time, Masks artists, most of whom live in Northern Colorado, have designed and donated over 2,750 masks. The annual Masks Auction has moved online this year and opened virtual door to its 2020 Digital Exhibition and Auction. Through June 28, the public can place bids on 220 masks in an online auction...

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#NOCOstrong

#NOCOstrong is a Facebook page that was created in mid-March to help small businesses share how they are operating during closures due to COVID-19. “Once learning how the closures were negatively impacting the local economy and individuals, I wanted to do more,” says Lisa Downer, the founder of the initiative. Profits from the sale of each #NOCOstrong t-shirt went to purchase gift cards from struggling restaurants that were in turn delivered to local families in need. These gift cards will be distributed through a partnership with Homeward Alliance. #NOCOstrong has also begun partnering with businesses. For example, when customers...

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KindConnect

Since KindConnect launched in November, Realities for Children’s program has made a tremendous impact getting household items from the homes of generous donors into the hands of the children who have sadly suffered abuse, neglect or are at-risk. Since inception, volunteers have delivered 736 items to 333 kids, at the value of $49,221! They have kept beds, dressers, kitchenware, lamps, washers and dryers, TVs, fridges, baby items and couches out of the landfill. Realities for Children volunteers are trained, background-checked and are following all current health and safety recommendations. If you would like to join in this kindness as...

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The Salvation Army Sees Growing Demand for Food Assistance

The Salvation Army provides breakfast to anyone in need Monday through Friday   The Salvation Army continues to provide traditional social services to those they serve, including food and shelter, during these unprecedented times. In Fort Collins, The Salvation Army has seen the needs of those they serve increase. So far in 2020, they have served 1,773 breakfasts and have given out 1,836 sack lunches. In addition, they provide a safe space to eat and rest. The Fort Collins Salvation Army is in urgent need of items that allow them to safely serve breakfast to anyone in need. These...

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Loveland Patio Program

Patio program puts restaurants and patrons #inthistogether A new program that allows restaurants to push their dining space outdoors to safely accommodate more customers will mean owners and patrons must cooperate to make it work. The Loveland City Clerk is taking applications from restaurant operators for the Loveland Patio Program that could greatly increase their available dining space. And, restaurants are urging patrons to take suggested measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Gov. Jared Polis’ most recent COVID-19 public health order allows restaurants to serve at 50 percent capacity within their establishments, and to augment those seatings with outdoor space...

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Community Foundation contributes $500,000 to Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado contributed $500,000 to the Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund earlier this week. By contributing to the business recovery fund, the Community Foundation is supporting loans to for-profit businesses for the first time, which helps sustain our local economy. It is embracing the impact investment model that has proven successful for other foundations, including the Rockefeller Foundation that coined this term in the mid-2000s. Impact investing refers to an investment strategy that not only generates financial returns but also creates constructive outcomes linked to the mission of the Foundation. “We are shifting...

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Museum of Art | Fort Collins Has 16th Annual Masks Exhibition in Online Auction 

The Museum of Art | Fort Collins has plenty of masks behind its doors closed due to Covid-19. To be exact, 220 community art masks are sheltering in place until it’s safe to open MoA to the public. While MoA’s doors are closed, the public can see the Masks Exhibition through a virtual tour here: https://rem.ax/2KV1NEk as well as online via Facebook and Instagram (@moafortcollins). This is the 16th year of the Masks Exhibition and Benefit. The annual exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.6 million dollars to support the museum’s mission....

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Artworks Loveland is Open

Artworks Loveland is OPEN! They are committed to the safety and health of patrons, staff, and artists. Only 5 patrons in the building at a time, use sanitizer upon entering, maintain a 6 foot distance from others and wear your masks. Take a look at their virtual tours, videos, and imagery of current exhibitions on their website and social media. They will continue to follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety of staff, artists, and patrons. They ask that no more than 5 patrons be in the gallery at any given time, and maintain a 6-foot distance from one another....

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