Ways to Make a Difference in Elbert County

June 19, 2024

One of the most important ways to impact your community is by pitching in to help worthy local causes. Elbert County is known for its warm, friendly towns, and we can keep it this way by contributing when and how we can. Whether you’re interested in volunteering your time or donating, here are some ways you can make a difference: 

Support Elbert County Partnership

Elbert County is growing quickly (by 2% each year)! As we grow, we want to ensure that our communities remain a great place to raise a family, build a business, and live the Colorado way. Elbert County Partnership was created to reach these goals and is on a mission to promote the common good of all residents of our incredible county. Getting involved with this non-profit is easy, and there are many ways to get involved in your community. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Donate to Elbert County Coalition Outreach

Elbert County Coalition Outreach (ECCO) is a coalition of non-profit organizations that work together to provide services and programs for our community. Since its founding in 2006, ECCO has provided crucial support to citizens in need. This extraordinary coalition does everything, from offering emergency services to connecting community members with additional resources or assistance. ECCO operates a “second chance” shop in Kiowa, Colorado, that accepts clothing, home décor, jewelry, toys, and more. To donate or learn more about ways to get involved, please contact this organization.

Become a Friend of the Library 

Pines and Plains Libraries aims to improve access to literacy and technology in Elbert County. This nonprofit organization serves Elbert Library, Elizabeth Library, Kiowa Library, and Simla Library. Libraries are a treasured part of our community, and you can volunteer your time and skills by becoming a “friend of the library.” As a friend of Elizabeth Library, you’ll play a vital role in helping the library flourish. Whether you raise money, participate in book sale events, or just help out however needed, you can feel good about contributing to your community. Follow the organization’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest news. 

Volunteer at StableStrides

If you’re looking for a way to give your time, make the short trip to Elbert to volunteer at StableStrides. This non-profit, founded in 1981, provides horse-centered activities for individuals of all ages with adaptive needs. Some services offered here include adaptive riding, mental health services, and physical and occupational therapy. Donations are always welcome, and you can apply to volunteer. No horse experience is required, but you must attend an orientation before your first volunteer session. 

Elbert County is a beautiful place to call home. Residents help each other out, and there are numerous ways you can contribute, too. If you want to join our tight-knit community, we have beautiful move-in-ready homes in Elizabeth, Colorado. Please contact our team to learn more about availability in our new community.