Community Support

supporting the communities we serve

In addition to our ongoing employee and corporate support of a wide variety of agencies such as  United Way and Habitat for Humanity, we provide community support to non-profit organizations benefitting youth through Ent’s Youth Endowment Series (YES) grant program. Look for more information about Ent’s sponsorships, donations and volunteer programs on Ent’s pages on Facebook and Google+.

Community Spotlight

Ent is pleased to provide support to Tri-Lakes Cares  – a non-profit that offers emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs.

Mission and History

Tri-Lakes Cares is a community-based, volunteer-supported resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency, self-sufficiency and relief programs.

Core Service Values

Tri-Lakes Cares is committed to…

  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Compassion
  • Inspiration
  • Inclusiveness

Vision Statement

A safety-net created by a compassionate team of neighbors helping neighbors.

In November of 1984, a group of like-minded, community-spirited citizens of the Tri-Lakes area founded Tri-Lakes Cares (TLC). Believing that there was strength in a centralized organization to help those in need, this group began to keep a small food pantry, some used clothing, and with cash donations, helped with financial emergencies on a very limited basis. After several temporary homes, the Lewis-Palmer School District granted TLC rent-free use of the 3,500 square foot basement level of the school administration building. TLC occupied this space until the school district’s expansion needs required TLC to move in March of 2003.

After several years, this group of dedicated volunteers hired a part-time director and organized a formal board of directors to oversee its operation. In 1988, TLC received its tax-exempt status.

During the intervening years, TLC has grown slowly and provided human services to the towns of Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, and sections of Black Forest (District 38), then expanded to include Gleneagle and the Air Force Academy

TLC moved into its new building “A Community Resource Center” in June 2007. At its grand opening, then board president, Scott Campbell referred to it as “… a building that love built.” Since then, TLC has resumed former programs and added new ones. It continues to honor past efforts while looking forward to future opportunities that can make a difference every day.

To learn more about Tri-Lakes Cares, visit tri-lakescares.org.

 
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