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Dear Friends,

I write today grateful for the progress we have made and humbled by the road that is ahead of us. I am proud of our bold actions to nourish people in need and empower youth. Yet, our work isn’t done; 1 in 8 individuals in the US face hunger, including 13.1 million children! If we don’t change this course of action, today’s children will be the first generation in the US to live sicker and die younger than their parents. Uncertain times make it even more important that we stay focused on helping everyone gain access to reliable nutrition and empowering the next generation to meet the rising needs in our communities.

The challenges we face do not deter our efforts; we have had some amazing successes. Our impact is significant in its own right and contributes to the larger movement that is currently happening. Right now, multiple generations are coming together to take-action. The dream of a healthier tomorrow that drives a 16-year old to make his first donation to our ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive is the same dream that drives our 86-year old friend to volunteer with us on a weekly basis. We are united by our passions to see positive social change.

I thank our staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and partners for their service, generosity, and belief in our mission. Our strategy of engaging the live music scene, renowned poster artists, the natural food industry, and other nonprofits creates a strong and dynamic collaborative. In 2016, Conscious Alliance contributed $1,210,831.95 directly to the communities we serve, while maintaining our combined fundraising and administrative expenses below 24%. Other highlights from 2016 include:

  • 212,544 meals were collected and distributed to 28 different food banks nationwide from Florida to Oregon, Illinois to Colorado and a school on Pine Ridge.
  • Through our Food Sovereignty and Youth Empowerment Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, we provided groceries for an average of 50 families in need every week, empowered 7 families to become successful home gardeners, and managed 4 weekend drum workshops that brought Lakota youth closer to their heritage.
  • We partnered with 9 natural food companies who made it possible for all 250 students at Loneman School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to have access to reliable nutrition every weekend.

Your contributions are critical. You are the inspiration and driving force for all that we do. We are deeply grateful for your support! 2017 will mark our 15th year of service. It excites me to imagine the strides that we will take in the decades ahead! I am proud to be walking hand-in-hand with you as we stand in alliance for communities in crisis

Thank you,

 

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Dear Friends, I write today grateful for the progress we have made and humbled by the road that is ahead of us. I am proud of our bold actions to nourish people in need and empower youth. Yet, our work isn’t done; 1 in 8 individuals in the US face hunger, including 13.1 million children! If we don’t change this course of action, today’s children will be the first generation in the US to live sicker and die younger than their parents. Uncertain times make it even more important that we stay focused on helping everyone gain access to reliable nutrition and empowering the next generation to meet the rising needs in our communities.
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November 13, 2018

Originally published by the Westword, November 6, 2018 by Ben Weise Boulder-based EDM duo Big Gigantic has announced that A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation will donate upwards of $50,000 to Boulder-based hunger relief and youth empowerment nonprofit Conscious Alliance. An additional $20,000 worth of proceeds from Big Gigantic’s upcoming December 6 concert at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox is expected to be donated to […]

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October 16, 2018

Natural and organic meat pioneer donates 5,000 packages of breakfast sausage directly to Pine Ridge schools to help fill protein gap for kids This week, natural and organic meat company Applegate kicks off its partnership with hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance, with an inaugural donation of 5,000 packages of natural, protein-rich breakfast […]

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June 14, 2018

Every year we are so excited to literally plant seeds (and starts) of healthy produce for Pine Ridge School and families in need on the Reservation. With only one-full-service grocery store on the Reservation, gardens are a much-needed way to provide healthy nourishment and gardens are great at boosting all-around well-being. Last week, we replanted […]

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June 04, 2018

Come enjoy a private event benefitting Conscious Alliance at the MacMillan Estate featuring live music by The Conscious Alliance All-Stars, dinner by Blackbelly & Santo, open bar by Arcana, including beer wine and spirits, an exclusive silent auction and more.

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May 31, 2018

Conscious Alliance expands in 2018 with new volunteer opportunities and natural food partnerships Hunger relief and youth empowerment organization Conscious Alliance announces today a major achievement for all fighting hunger in the U.S.: The Boulder-based nonprofit, thanks to volunteers, music fans, natural food brands, musicians and artists all over the country, has served three million […]

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