by Suzanne Crawford, CEO “I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.” – Stephanie Sparkle The past year and a half has not been easy for our staff and volunteers. When COVID first hit, other businesses were shutting […]
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Did you know 1 in 3 Coloradans struggle to afford food? This fall, Lafayette voters will be asked to approve or reject a ballot measure to increase funding for mental health and human services. Lafayette’s 2021 Mental Health and Human Services Ballot will provide much needed funding to support local non-profits to help those families […]
Food Bank: Food Bank volunteers are critical to the mission of SCCC. Volunteers welcome donors, receive and weigh donations, sort food donations, check expiration dates, stock shelves, repackage bulk items, assist with coolers and check-out, and assist participants shopping for food. Shifts are Mon – Fri, 9:00-11:30, 11:30-2:00, or 2:00-4:30 PM. One 2.5 hour shift […]
“You need someone to continually motivate you and SCCC helped me to have a voice.” Rhianna is a single mother of three children, one of whom is disabled. After being married for ten years, and shortly after learning of their son’s diagnoses, Rhianna’s husband abandoned the family. She did her best to provide for her […]
April is National Volunteer month, and Sister Carmen had over 400 active volunteers who worked a total of over 18,500 last year–certainly something to celebrate! Two of those volunteers are Nancy and Harry Blum. Nancy and Harry have been wonderful, dedicated volunteers for many years, volunteering over 1,200 hours! They have volunteered multiple shifts during […]
In 2020, many local farmers and ranchers were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as their biggest buyers (restaurants) closed down. Sister Carmen Community Center was fortunate enough to receive funding from Boulder County, the CARES Act, Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, and Colorado State’s Food Pantry Assistance program. By partnering with local producers—Wisdom Natural […]
Throughout this ongoing crisis, we’ve heard endless stories of hardship, desperation, but also resiliency from the participants we serve. One such story is that of Christa. In 2017, after years of emotional abuse and manipulation, Christa became a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband. She lost her job and was constantly sick […]
Bob and Betty, a loving elderly couple, spent much of their lives secure and happy—working hard and living the dream in California. Unfortunately, the recession hit them hard: Bob, a contract worker, was laid off, there was no work to be found in his industry, and housing costs were quickly on the rise. They knew […]
Thanks to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, all prescheduled gifts to Sister Carmen for Colorado Gives Day will be matched up to $10,000! Starting November 1st, visit ColoradoGives.org/SisterCarmen to preschedule your gift. Colorado Gives Day is very important to Sister Carmen—last year, we raised over $100,000! This statewide day of giving helps us support thousands of […]
Utility bill assistance is one of the many core resources Sister Carmen Community Center (SCCC) provides to the community, including assistance with water, heat, and electricity bills. SCCC receives this funding through Energy Outreach Colorado, who unfortunately experienced a funding cut of their own this year and are unable to provide their usual level of […]
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Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food Bank Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Food Donation Drop-Off Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thrift Store Hours
7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7 days a week 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Store opens at 11:00 a.m. for shopping and donations on the first Thursday of each month