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Because no child should be forgotten

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Realities For Children provides for the emergency and ongoing support needs of children in northern Colorado who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.

Through a healing philosophy, Realities For Children provides emergency funding for children in Larimer County, Colorado, when all other resources have been exhausted. The organization supports the process of recovery through youth activities, critical item distribution and resources to their 40 partner agencies. They also work to break the cycle of abuse through special direct-grant programs and scholarships for the youth they serve.

Larimer County, Colorado, received nearly 6,300 reports of child abuse and neglect in 2021. And the pandemic has only exacerbated the challenges faced by at-risk, neglected and abused youth, as they struggle with isolation, increased anxiety and continued barriers to accessing services.

“It was a no-brainer to support such an amazing organization that cares so deeply about helping youth.”

–Jackie Jackson, Managing Director, Fort Collins Insurance

 

Fort Collins Insurance, an agency deeply committed to its community, has supported Realities For Children since 2021. “Our agency was concerned about the rising reports of child abuse and neglect in our community,” explained Jackie Jackson, the agency’s managing director. “So it was a no-brainer to support such an amazing organization that cares so deeply about helping youth.”

Fort Collins Insurance staff actively support Realities For Children throughout the year, volunteering at fundraising events and even initiating a Referral for a Cause program, where the agency donates to a designated nonprofit for every customer referral per quarter. Last year the agency donated $500 to Realities For Children through this program.

 

Brightening lives

During the holiday season, agency staff from Fort Collins Insurance go the extra mile to support Realities For Children. They volunteer at the Nightlights Tree holiday fundraiser, host a Santa’s Workshop donation bin at their office, and encourage clients and community partners to donate new coats, toys and gift cards for the children served by Realities For Children.

“It is a great privilege to serve with partners like Fort Collins Insurance. Their collaboration enables positive outcomes for many vulnerable children we serve.”

– Craig Secher, Executive Director, Realities For Children

 

As one of 270 proud business members of Realities For Children, Fort Collins Insurance also helps cover the nonprofit’s administrative costs. This ensures that 100 percent of donations directly support the needs of vulnerable youth.

Craig Secher, the executive director of Realities For Children, explained the important role that businesses like Fort Collins Insurance play. “No single organization can meet all the needs of a child that is at-risk or has experienced abuse and neglect,” he said. “It is a great privilege to serve with partners like Fort Collins Insurance. Their collaboration enables positive outcomes for many vulnerable children we serve.”

 

Bringing hope and healing to those who need it most

Realities For Children is constantly striving to make a greater impact in the lives of those who need it most. To that end, they are planning a healing sanctuary, a new center designed to support trauma and sexual assault survivors. Funds from a Make More Happen Award would be directed towards building the healing sanctuary and meeting the immediate needs of children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.

 

Help Fort Collins Insurance win $10,000 for Realities For Children by clicking the vote button. Get them an extra vote by cheering them on in the comments below by February 29, 2024.

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Travis Flowers
18 days ago

Thank you to Realities for Children for all the great work you do in our community. And thank you to Ryan and Jackie for being such great supporters of their work and partners with us.

Judith
18 days ago

Thank you Jackie & Ryan for your support – Realities is a much needed organization!

Bobbie
18 days ago

Realties does so much to support those who need it most!

Ja'Nae
19 days ago

Realities is a vital part of our family and community!

Nick Kemp
19 days ago

Realities for Children is a wonderful example of the business community in Larimer County joining forces to help at risk youth for future generations!

Suzanne Rogers
19 days ago

Wonderful organization!!

Wanda
19 days ago

Let’s get them to 500!

Ann
19 days ago

RFC is a wonderful nonprofit and deserve to win

Makenzi
19 days ago

Great cause!! Great organization!!

Jackie Jackson
20 days ago

172 to go!

Bobbie
20 days ago

Go team Fort Collins Insurance! Such a wonderful cause that deserves continued support!

Bobbie
20 days ago

Let’s keep those votes rolling in! Just a couple more weeks to meet the voting goal!

Logan
20 days ago

Great cause and a great staff!!

Bobbie
20 days ago

Such an important cause and great community to support!

Jackie Jackson
20 days ago

This is a great local cause

Bobbie
22 days ago

Let’s keep those votes rolling in! Let’s help this business support a worthy cause in the community!

Jackie
23 days ago

We can do this!

Bobbie
24 days ago

What an amazing organization and incredible local business supporting them! Go Jackie, Ryan and Team!

Jennifer Snyder
25 days ago

Realities For Children has created an organization where everyone in the community wins. The kids, the agencies that help them, businesses, and the individuals. Nothing like it anywhere!

Mehgan Castor
25 days ago

Thanks Jackie & Ryan! Such amazing community members & people!

Brooke Kittell
25 days ago

Go Realities! Such an incredible organization!

Everett Harter
25 days ago

Great cause, Great organization!

Roy Bouchard
25 days ago

I truly am so grateful for how much this incredible organization does to help our community. Help me help them.

Kris Hocum
25 days ago

Realities is a great organization!

Erin Myrtle
25 days ago

Help us double the donation to $10,000!

Tanya Witt
25 days ago

Help support youth in our community!

Shelley Carroll - Realities For Children
25 days ago

Love this organization! (I’m biased because I work part time here) Please vote everyday this month (cost is zero to you), but Realities For Children receives an extra $5000 donation to serve kids in our community who have been abused neglected and at risk. Please share this and ask your friends to try to remember daily also. Started today, we have 30, we only 500! let’s do this! Thanks Business Member Fort Collins Insurance for getting us entered!

Ryan
25 days ago

Lets get the full $10,000 for Realities for Children!

Larry Laufhutte
25 days ago

Supporting a great cause and some great people

Wanda Banovic
25 days ago

This is such a worthy cause! It’s just so wonderful to see how your business is so involved with the community!

Jackie Jackson
25 days ago

Let’s rally together to get Realities for Children $10,000!

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