LARRY H. MILLER CHARITIES
Formed in 1995, Larry H. Miller Charities (LHM Charities) is a nonprofit foundation that functions as the charitable arm of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Assistance from the foundation is directed toward groups and programs based in the communities where Miller companies conduct business. Attention purposely focuses on issues that affect women and children, with an emphasis on health and education. Funding for LHM Charities enables the foundation to continue making an impact. Funds are generated, in large part, through LHM companies and employee contributions, as well as donations from the general public through fundraisers in the community. These contributions remain in the state where they were donated to benefit the local community. Since its inception, Larry H. Miller Charities has assisted a multitude of organizations and worthy causes.
The Home Front Cares:
Is a local military charity in Colorado Springs that assists with emergency aid services for military members, veterans and their families. Approximately 10 board members from The Home Front Cares were in attendance when $20,000 was given to The Home Front Cares from LHM Charities and Toyota of Colorado springs. Larry H. Miller Toyota in Colorado Springs is a proud supporter of a special nonprofit that literally keeps a roof over the heads of Colorado veterans and military families. Since 2003, The Home Front Cares has raised more than $7.6 million to aid Colorado veterans and military families with emergency grants that pay essential life expenses like rent and utilities.
The Home Front Cares provide emergency grants to pay essential life expenses like rent, utilities, and car repairs. We serve all of Colorado, and have strong partnerships throughout the state with other non-profit and referral agencies, military installations, the VA and other veteran service organizations. Our case workers provide referral services to many of these agencies, ensuring our clients receive financial, family and emotional counseling and services, even when they do not qualify for our financial support.
The Marian House is a division of Catholic Charities that provides assistance to those in great need in our community. The Marian House has not only a soup kitchen that provides more than 700 meals a day, but provides services through their Life Connections and Life Support Center.
The Early Literacy program is an initiative through the Life Connections Program in conjunction with the Pikes Peak United Way's school readiness initiative Success By 6. This program addresses the importance of reading to a child in the first six years of life and focuses on preparing the child to be ready for kindergarten. The program provides age-appropriate books to Catholic Charities' clients who have young children. We are collecting new and gently used books for children aged infant to six years old. On the Day of Service our employees will sort the books by reading level and prepare them for transport to the Marian House.
The Kidz Klozet & Safe & Secure Kidz are programs that support, encourage and assist women in carrying their pregnancies to term and in caring for their babies after birth. They learn valuable parenting tools and skills, are provided child development and safety information, referrals and assistance with securing needed baby items that will help their babies grow and thrive. The program rewards learning, fosters responsibility, and nurtures relationships in a way that helps young moms earn things they may need for their baby. Expectant and new moms can enroll in the program in which Kidz Kash is earned by attending prenatal nurturing or childbirth classes, counseling and pre-natal appointments and for doing healthy behaviors for themselves and their babies. The Kidz Kash is redeemed at the Kidz Klozet. We are sponsoring a drive to collect needed items for the Kidz Klozet.