Entries by

Get Involved by Volunteering at Sister Carmen!

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 […]

Rhianna’s Story

“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 […]

National Volunteer Month: Celebrating Food Bank Volunteers Nancy and Harry Blum

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 […]

The Food Bank Pays it Forward

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 […]

Finding Strength in Hard Times: One Participant’s Journey

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 […]

Prescheduled Gifts to Sister Carmen for Colorado Gives Day will be Matched up to $10,000!

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 […]

SCCC Experiences a 40% Decrease in Utilities Funding

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 […]

GIVING SMART: DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAM?

If you volunteer or donate to Sister Carmen Community Center, your time and dollars may be able to go even further by connecting Sister Carmen to your workplace! Many companies are interested in giving back to their communities, especially where their employees live, work, and volunteer. If your employer has a Give Back program of […]