The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We receive our funding through a variety of sources: Town of Castle Rock contract to provide services for seniors; transportation grant funding through Douglas County and other government programs; private foundation grants; fundraising events and programs; business sponsorships; member dues; donations from individuals, organizations or businesses; and from fees for activities and services paid by individuals.
Because our mission is to provide services and programs for seniors, we are diligent in obtaining whatever funds necessary to keep our membership fees and activity fees as low as possible. We are grateful for the generosity of each and every individual, organization, government agency, private foundation, and business partner that has chosen to play a role in improving life for area senior citizens. There is a strong legacy of support through the nearly 50 years our organization has existed, and there truly aren’t enough words to convey what each contribution – large or small – has meant.
Our membership and the needs are growing tremendously as the boomers come of age and the greatest generation is in need of more services as the years go on. At the same time, budgets are squeezed and less funding is available. We have many ways for people to support the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center, so that we can continue to grow our programs and services for the diverse population of 50-100 year olds that come through our doors.
All donations, contributions and sponsorships are tax deductible.
MAKE A DONATION
We accept monetary donations at any time, and these can be designated for a specific purpose upon request. Donations are accepted in person with cash, check or credit card, or online here through a secure server with a credit card.
Please use the donate button below to donate online.
TAKE PART IN ANY OF OUR ONGOING FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS
- Burger King – There are 2 Burger Kings in Castle Rock and they are participating in a special fundraiser for the Senior Center. Go to either place to eat, save your receipt and bring it in to put in the Burger King crown at the Front Desk. the Center gets 10% back. Please tell your friends and family members to give you their receipts as every little bit helps.
- King Soopers – If you shop at King Soopers, please come pick up a reloadable gift card at the Senior Center. You purchase it at face value and use it at any King Soopers like any gift card, except the Senior Center gets money back with every purchase. Plus you can reload them at King Soopers, keep using it and continue to bring in funds to the Center. These make great holiday gifts.
- Car Wash –
BECOME A SPONSOR
We are continually seeking business partners for a variety of endeavors. These may be for financial contributions to sponsor an event or for in-kind donations. If interested in how your business can get involved, give Executive Director, Debbi Haynie, a call at 303-688-9498 or check the website for opportunities throughout the year.
DONATE ON COLORADO GIVES DAY
Donations always accepted year-round through Colorado Gives. You can even set up automatic recurring donations. Older Americans are an unbelieveably fast growing population and your support to provide services and enrichment for them is so appreciated. Thanks for your consideration.
REMEMBER THE CASTLE ROCK SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING
It is possible to designate a donation from your estate to go to the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center in your will, but it must be done in advance. If this special place has meant something to you, please consider this option to leave your legacy here. In addition, memorial donations in honor of a member or former member are always accepted. Any arrangements for this can be coordinated with our office staff.
DONATION OF ITEMS ACCEPTED
We accept a variety of items for many different uses. Donated books are used in our lending library or are sold at our Book Sale at the Craft Show Extraordinaire. Donated yarn, craft supplies, fabric are used for projects to be sold at the Craft Show Extraordinaire or are put together in baskets for silent auctions. Donated collectibles or valuable household goods make great silent auction items. Donated household goods are sold at “Grandma’s Attic” at the Craft Show Extraordinaire. We do not accept old electronics, clothing or furniture. Please contact the office staff to make arrangements for donations.
TAKE PART IN OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS
- Each month we hold a fundraising day at a local restaurant, called Dining to Donate.
- Annual Craft Show Extraordinaire – the largest craft event in the area and the unofficial kick off to the holiday shopping season. This is held the 1st Saturday in November each year at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. It’s free to enter and features 150 vendors, plus a gigantic “Grandma’s Kitchen” bake sale, huge silent auction, decorated wreath auction, “Grandma’s Attic” where treasures galore are found, and a book sale. Put it on your calendar. Vendor registration is in the early spring, and Community Corner registration takes place in the summer. Event details will be on the Events Page.
- Fall Swing Golf Tournament – This annual fundraiser is held on a weekday in September at an area golf course. We move it around so that sponsors and players have the chance to experience different outstanding venues. The 2018 tournament will be at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker on Thursday, September 13th with a shot-gun start at 8:30 AM, followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. Sponsors are needed each year at various levels. Golfers can sign up individually or as a foursome in one of 2 flights. Put it on your calendar and check the website for information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities in the spring.
- Loving the Second Half Matching Gift Challenge – While this isn’t an event, it is a major fundraising program. We are fortunate to have an anonymous donor willing to match financial donations up to $5,000 during the months of July, August & September. Details will be at the Center, in our newsletter and on the website. This is a wonderful time of year to make a financial donation, as your dollars are matched.
- Outlets at Castle Rock’s “Shopping Extravaganza” – This is typically held the 3rd Saturday of September. We are fortunate to be a charity recipient of this event. Shoppers buy tickets, designating a charity, and a portion of the ticket sales go to the charity. If we sell enough tickets, as we have the past couple of years, we also receive a portion of a bigger pool of funds. Tickets and information are available at the Center, in the newsletter and on the website mid-summer.
- Castle Rock’s Ducky Derby – We sell tickets for the Rotary Club, the group that runs the Ducky Derby in June, and we are a recipient of their funds. We set up times in the community to sell tickets and have them available at the Senior Center.
- Other fundraising opportunities – Keep watch on the website and in the newsletter for other opportunities that arise during any given year. For instance, we’ve been fortunate to be a recipient of tips from Manna Restaurant at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and from 105W Brewing Company of Castle Rock.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR OUTREACH EVENTS
We have numerous ways we give back or reach out to the community at large, such as having Baby Showers for Denver Health’s “Newborns in Need” program or donating to Sky Ridge Medical Center’s Comfort Closet.
Each April we organize a Senior Life Expo where senior advocates and senior-related businesses and organizations partner together in one place for senior citizens and their family members to come for “all things senior.” The 2018 Senior Life Expo is on Thursday, April 19th at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock from 2:00-6:00 PM. It is free to the public. Community Partners are being sought. Please contact the Senior Center for information.