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We Care, We Share

We Care, We Share

The We Care, We Share employee directed donation program started in 2015, allowing the staff to designate $250 of the program’s funds to be donated to their favorite SLV community non-profit organization. For 2022 40 different non-profit organizations received a portion of the donation, totaling $15,250 for the year.

We appreciate the hard work these non-profit organizations do for our community. By supporting these local organizations, we hope to help our community grow and prosper.


Photo Highlights:

Monte Vista Fire Department

Monte Vista Fire Department

"The Monte Vista Volunteer Fire Department is amazing, and in light of the fires here in Monte Vista earlier this year, they did a fantastic job, as they always do. So proud to belong to a community with such a great resource as the Monte Vista Fire Department."   -Denise

"I think the Monte Vista Fire Department deserves a donation for all their hard work during the recent fires." - Jessica

Kid's Place

Kid's Place

"Kid's Place is a great community program that helps grandparents raise grandchildren in the San Luis Valley. Kid's Place provides a safe place to hang out and do fun activities. They help the families with resources, such as gas, food, clothing etc." -Michelle

"It's a great program for grandparents raising their grandkids. They also give back to the families in need." -Mike


Dumb Friends League

Dumb Friends League

"They continuously put all effort into providing for abandoned animals in need." -Brandy

"Dumb friends league has helped so many people that I know." - Sarah

Immigrant Resources

SLV Immigration Resource Center

"I have witnessed the tremendous impact this organization has on a population that remains underserved by an organization that is underfunded.  This organization has helped those in need through financial assistance, literacy programs, and legal representation when individuals have been wrongfully accused or wrongfully deported.  Flora and Phil put in countless hours along with a Board comprised of local volunteers of all races that make a difference to those in need." - Joe

"I feel this organization will utilize the funds with the greatest impact to support immigrant families and farm workers in the San Luis Valley." - Walter


Penguins running

Penguin XC and Track Club

"Great club and coaches! Each one of my kids has improved every year they have participated. They enjoy being a part of this club." - Jamilia 

"My nephew  & niece participate in this Club." Janelle

Comments from our staff:


Sacred Heart Church

The church will be having a bible vacation week for the kids, and the donation would be of help." -Desere

I am a member of Sacred Heart Church." -Kathleen


Conour Animal Shelter

Conour staff is caring and is a wonderful local no-kill shelter. I have adopted from this shelter." -Shiela


Monte Vista Takedown Club

"This program helps get children into an activity, something to work hard, and working towards something is great!" -Brittaney

"I would like to donate to this non-profit organization because I once was a part of the Monte Vista Takedown Club. They are all great people and use their funds to put on great events and ensure the wrestlers have what they need to participate in the sport." -Jason


Morgan Ministries

"Awesome people." -Pam


Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

"Churches always need help from our parishioners." -Martha

"Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish was the church I would attend when I lived in that area. I love the father there. He makes you feel welcomed and gets the message across to the people." -Robin


AHS Gymnastics

"Several girls participate in the program, and the gymnastics coaches operate on a small budget. Any donations assist with travel and meals and purchasing updated equipment. My wife has been involved with Alamosa High School Gymnastics for 40+ years, our daughter has, and now our granddaughter is in the program." -Darrell


Alamosa Education Foundation

"Alamosa Education Foundation supports both students and teachers within the Alamosa School District. They are a fantastic resource for those who need additional assistance with education costs." -Kyle


Alamosa FFA

"My son is in FFA. He has learned a lot and enjoyed it. They teach the kids many skills and have college recruiters come down to see their work and talk with them." -Marsha


Alamosa Senior Citizens

"We got to take care of our elders. We will all be there one day." -Chasity


Assembly of God

"They are very involved in assisting the community." -Shauna


Christian Community Service Projects

"It is a great organization and teaches kids from other places about the valley. They give a great service to this community." -Amanda


Conejos Gift of Giving

"A good program that helps families in our community in need in what should be a very special time of year." -Valerie


Hospice De Valle

"When my father was dying, they helped us with everything needed and explained everything. People came into my home to take care of his needs. They were there from the beginning to the end when my handsome hero passed. I am very grateful for everything they did and helped with." -Brenda


Living Water Bible Fellowship

"They are a fun group, and they offer activities that are open to the whole community. They want to help and love people in the entire valley." -Belinda


Monte Vista Food Bank

"I donated to the Monte Vista Food Bank because they help the elderly and those who have fallen on bad times." -Veronica


Rio Grande Hospital and Clinics

"They took very good care of my mother and mother-in-law in memory of Darlene Morgan and Barbara Martin." -Dawn


Sanford School

"Three of my grandchildren attend Sanford School." -Sharon


Sangre De Cristo FFA Alumni & Supporters

"The FFA organization is dear to my heart because my boys were active in it while attending Sangre De Cristo High School and being a part of the SDC FFA Alumni organization. The SDC FFA Alumni is a small organization but mighty in its deeds. They help the SDC FFA kids in any way they can." -Amanda


SLV Health Foundation

"I am donating to them because I feel our EMS does not get enough credit for their work. They put their lives on the line every call they go to, especially when the pandemic hit." -Kristal


SLV Housing Coalition

"I donated to SLV Housing Coalition because they assist with providing safe housing to the San Luis Valley." -Andrea


Summerfest on the Rio

"I donated to Summerfest on the Rio to help continue this event in the future." -Carrol


Tu Casa

"Tu Casa is a wonderful resource for the San Luis Valley in helping women and children in domestic violence. Having used Tu Casa myself, I would love to five back to them for all the help with counseling, food, guidance, and support they offered my children and me." -Barbara


Wee Care

"As a single mom, my son attended Wee Care. This was back in 1995 that he started and attended to 1999/2000. The teachers and staff did a phenomenal job. My son will finish his journey at Creighton University this December and begin his career as a PA thereafter. I will forever be thankful for Wee Care, the amazing staff, and the teachers. They gave my son a wonderful start and made me feel comfortable knowing he was in good hands while I attended Adams State College. They continue to help and bless children with an amazing start. Early childhood education and care are so important. Thank you, Wee Care!" -Delzia


Top 10 2022 Recipients

Charity NameNumber of VotesDollar Amount
Monte Vista Fire Department6$1,500.00
Kid's Place4$1,000.00
Sacred Heart Church4$1,000.00
AHS Wrestling Team2$500.00
Centauri H.S. Girls Basketball2$500.00
Conour Animal Shelter2$500.00
Dumb Friends League SLV2$500.00
Conejos County EMS2$500.00
Monte Vista Takedown Club2$500.00
Morgan Ministries2$500.00

See Full 2022 We Care, We Share Recipient List