We believe that giving back to the community is an important part of our daily lives. Kenton Hopkins MRE, CRS, GRI, David McHugh e-PRO and Benjaming Finn strongly support the following charitable organizations and encourage you to support them as well so thave everyone can enjoy our valley.
|Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake Counties is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Eagle and Lake Counties, and Habitat strives to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Interested community members from all walks of life come together as volunteers to carry out the important work of home construction, family selection and support, fundraising, finding land and other critical tasks of the Habitat affiliate. The lifeblood of Habitat are the volunteers, whose spirit represents putting faith into action to eliminate poverty housing. Click for more details.|
|First Descents provides whitewater kayaking and other outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer. In 2001, ten young adults took to the rivers of Colorado in whitewater kayaks. For seven days, they learned the basics of the sport, eventually conquering Class III rapids before the week’s end. They were there to prove themselves and to prove a point: that cancer, no matter how aggressive, dormant, advanced, or invasive, would never be stronger than they were. Click for more details. Click for more details.|
|The Vail Valley Charitable Fund (VVCF) helps people who live and
work in Eagle County who have overwhelming financial needs due to
medical crisis. To date, the organization has assisted six hundred
individuals and families in Eagle County, and has raised and dispersed
more than $5 million dollars.
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund has two main functions:
1.) On a monthly basis the Board of Directors reviews and awards direct aid grants to individuals that apply.
2.) When a person's financial need is greater than a direct aid grant can address, VVCF can assist with a community fundraiser for their benefit. Click for more details.
|Through athletics, culture and education, the Vail Valley Foundation has been enriching our community, the lives of our residents, and those of our guests since 1981. Fueled by the generous support of our donors and an ongoing commitment to serve the people of the Valley, the Foundation is responsible for providing our community with some of its most treasured annual events, such as the Vail International Dance Festival, AEI World Forum, American Ski Classic, Birds of Prey Race Week, Honda Session, Vilar Performing Arts Center and our summer and winter free concert series. We have also had the pleasure of bringing major international events to the Vail Valley, including the 1989 and 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships and the 1994 and 2001 World Mountain Bike Championships. Click for more details.|
|Walking Mountains is a 501(c ) (3) environmental education school that annually serves over 12,000 residents of, and visitors to, Eagle County, Colorado. The Science School daily realizes its mission “to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship through natural science education" through a combination of innovative school programs, summer youth science camps, adult seminars, and year-round interpretive programs. Life-long Vail resident Kim Langmaid founded Walking Mountains in 1998 with the goal of creating a community-based organization that provides a relevant approach to teaching science and educating students of all ages about the ecology of the natural world. Since its inception, the Science School has become a community leader in a region-wide effort to grow healthy communities by educating a local citizenry to make informed decisions about the natural environment. Click for more details.|
|Roundup River Ranch offers old-fashioned, pure fun camp experiences for
children with serious illnesses and their families. At our beautiful
Colorado ranch and through year-round activities, we offer our campers and
families the chance to enjoy the most extraordinarily ordinary joys of
childhood. Here, children are not defined by their illness. Our
campers can take a true vacation from being “a patient” and get back to the
fun of being a child. Here, the healing power of laughter, friendship and
shared experiences offer kids the chance to make new friends, find the
courage to try activities they never thought possible, and build confidence
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