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We receive so much support from our media sponsors, our merchant card sellers, our merchant participants, and the people who buy Rocky Cards that we want to let everyone know when we're able to do something positive in the Estes Park community. So, here's our news!

November 21, 2014: Estes Park News

Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker
buys the first 2015 Rocky Card of the year from Rocky Card's Debra Dullaghan

July 21, 2014: Estes Park News

Rocky Card Donates to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department

With the funds from Rocky Card sales this summer, Rocky Card owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith were able to make their largest donation ever when they presented a check for $5,000 to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department.

The September 2013 flood damaged or destroyed many roads to residences in the Glen Haven area. The money from the Rocky Card gift will provide for one month’s rental of a track hoe that will help repair roads to make homes safely accessible.

Glen Haven Fire is also accepting donations to help continue the area road and bridge repair on the department website at www.GlenHavenFire.org.

The Rocky Card has given more than $50,000 to nonprofit organizations since 2008, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including The Village Store at National Park Village, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, the Estes Park Visitors Center, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and Hobert Office Services.

 

November 22, 2013: Estes Park News

FO Stanley Buys a Rocky Card

F.O. Stanley buys the first 2014 Rocky Card of the year from Rocky Card's Debra Dullaghan

October 11, 2013: Estes Park News

The Rocky Card Helps the Flood Relief Efforts

Following the floods the Estes Park area experienced four weeks ago, many residents and business owners were left wondering, “What do I do?”

By the same token, there were many people in and around Estes Park who wanted to help, and were left asking, “What CAN I do?”

Many pitched in to help in true Mountain Strong fashion, whether it was in the form of helping residents and businesses clean up from the mess, feeding volunteers, or working together with their neighbors to fix what the floodwaters had devastated.

For the owners of Rocky Card, Inc., the decision as to how they could help was obvious: donate money to the flood relief.
There are many organizations fundraising to help those affected by the flood, and Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith chose to give $4,000 from summer Rocky Card Sales to the Estes Park fund established by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. This fund will be used to support other nonprofit agencies and governmental entities in Estes Park for intermediate and long-term recovery.

One of the benefits of giving to this fund is through the end of October, the Bohemian Foundation of Fort Collins will match individual donations up to a total of $250,000 for the Estes Park fund established for flood relief. Donors do not have to be residents of Larimer County to have their gifts matched.

The generous matching offer means locals and visitors who purchased Rocky Cards over the summer will help provide $8,000 toward helping Estes Park businesses and residents get back on their feet.

For anyone who wants to make a donation to the Community Foundation fund and receive matching contributions, visit www.mycommunityfoundationnc.org/flood.

To learn more about the Rocky Card and its mission to benefit Estes Park nonprofit organizations, visit www.RockyCard.com.

 

September 6, 2013: Estes Park News

Rocky Card Gives to Estes Park Pet Association

Photo caption: Katie Webermeier of the Village Store presents a check for $1,000 to Estes Park Pet Association president Carolyn Fairbanks
(and friends) on behalf of the Rocky Card.

Rocky Card Donates to the Estes Park Pet Association

This week, owners of the Rocky Card, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, were proud to be able to support the nonprofit Estes Park Pet Association with a $1,000 donation.

Funds raised by the Estes Park Pet Association pay for the medical, vaccination, and spaying/neutering expenses when a pet is made available for adoption.

To help encourage Estes Park residents to spay/neuter their pets, the Pet Association will pay 50 percent of the cost of spay/neutering services for dogs and cats through Animal Hospital of the Rockies (970.586.4703) and Animal Medical Center of Estes Park (970.586.6898) through the end of November.

The Rocky Card has given nearly $40,000 to nonprofit organizations since 2008, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including The Village Store at National Park Village, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, the Estes Park Visitors Center, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and Hobert Office Services.

 

May 17, 2013: Estes Park News

Rocky Card Donates to EVICS

Sunny Pathak from The UPS Store presents a check on behalf of the Rocky Card to EVICS staff and board members, from left, Jose Almeida, Allison Ingram, John Bryant, Lesta Johnson, Kyle Patterson, and Kellie Thompson.

The Rocky Card Donates to
Estes Valley Investment for Childhood Success

After a spring of solid Rocky Card sales, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith of Rocky Card Inc. are pleased to be able to make another donation to a local nonprofit organization. This time, the company gave $2,000 to the Estes Valley Investment for Childhood Success (EVICS).

EVICS is a nonprofit organization working to promote and support quality early childhood care and education in the Estes Valley. The Rocky Card donation will go in part to the EVICS Child Care Scholarship Fund, which provides short-term scholarship assistance to local families that demonstrate financial need, meet specific criteria, and do not have other funding sources available to meet their child care needs.

Part of the donation will also help provide staff certification for EVICS’ Parents as Teachers program, a free program for families with children ages 0 to 5 that strives to, among other things, increase school readiness of children and provide early detection of developmental delays and health problems. The new staff certification will enable the program to enroll more families.

Scholarship funds for EVICS and free community screenings and resources through the Parents as Teachers program come through grants and generous local donations, and EVICS program coordinator Nancy Almond says she greatly appreciates the community support they receive.

The new owner of The UPS Store, Sunny Pathak, who recently purchased the store from long-time Rocky Card supporters Eric and Ingra Marske, has already voiced his support of the Rocky Card program. He is glad to be able to help benefit local nonprofit organizations such as EVICS through his participation.

The Rocky Card has been giving to nonprofit organizations since 2008, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including The Village Store at National Park Village, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, the Estes Park Visitors Center, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store.

 

March 29, 2013: Estes Park News

Rocky Card Donates to Quota Club Ambulance Fund

This week, owners of the Rocky Card, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, were proud to be able to support another Estes Park nonprofit organization, Quota Club’s Ambulance Drive, with a $2,000 donation.

Quota Club of Estes Park is in the middle of its drive to raise $200,000 to purchase a new, fully equipped ambulance for Estes Park Medical Center. Unlike in many places, Estes Park ambulances are not supported by tax dollars. The oldest in the ambulance fleet has more than 180,000 miles of mountain driving on it and is in desperate need of retirement. So far, Quota has raised $65,000 and hopes to have the full amount by the end of the fundraiser in April.

If you would like to join the Rocky Card in helping to fund the purchase of a new ambulance, please make a donation in the name of “Quota Club Ambulance Fund” and mail it to PO Box 1273, Estes Park, CO 80517. One hundred percent of the donations that Quota receives in this drive will go towards the purchase of the ambulance, and your donation is tax deductible.

The Rocky Card has been giving to nonprofit organizations since 2008, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including The Village Store at National Park Village, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, the Estes Park Visitors Center, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store.

 

January 18, 2013: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Estes Valley Victim Advocates

Paula Steige of Macdonald Book Shop presents a $2,000 donation form the Rocky Card to
Mary Mesropian, director of Estes Valley Victim Advocates.

The Rocky Card Donates to Estes Valley Victim Advocates

With strong Rocky Card sales at the end of 2012, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., were able to make another charitable donation. This time, $2,000 was given to Estes Valley Victim Advocates.

In its 25th year, Estes Valley Victim Advocates is committed to providing advocacy services to victims of crime and trauma including safehousing for domestic violence victims, counseling, referrals and community education. All services are provided free of charge.

The Rocky Card’s donation will be used to help fund some of the organization’s children’s programs, specifically therapeutic games, books and toys, according to director Mary Mesropian. “We are very excited to be recipients of this wonderful gift from the Rocky Card.”

Paula Steige, owner of Macdonald Book Shop in Estes Park and enthusiastic supporter of the Rocky Card program, was proud to present the donation to Mesropian. Macdonald Book Shop has been a member of the Rocky Card since its inception and also sells Rocky Cards.

Estes Valley Victim Advocates relies on grants and donations for its operating costs. Financial donations are always welcomed, as well as household items such as towels, blankets, and small toiletry items for the residents of their safehouse and their outreach clients. More information is available on their website, www.EstesValleyVictimAdvocates.org.

The Rocky Card has been giving to nonprofit organizations since 2008, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including The Village Store at National Park Village, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, the Estes Park Visitors Center, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store.

 

 

First Rocky Card of 2013 Estes Park Town Administrator Frank Lancaster buys the first Rocky Card of 2013 from Rocky Card co-owner Debra Dullaghan.

Rocky Card Sponsors Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold Sponsorship We were proud this year to be able to be platinum sponsors for the Autumn Gold Festival put on by the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club, which helps to fund college scholarships for Estes Park High School students.

June 29, 2012: Estes Park News —

How to Help the Woodland Heights Fire Relief Efforts

For the past three weeks, we have been watching in sadness as the High Park Fire destroyed homes and belongings, and left a local family in grief. Then on Saturday, we watched in horror as the Woodland Heights Fire tore through the High Drive neighborhood, taking 22 homes with it. Thankfully, firefighters, aircraft, and firefighting equipment were able to contain the fire relatively quickly, but not before it did its damage.

The owners of Rocky Card, Inc., Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, were fortunate to be able to immediately offer assistance. They made $2,000 from recent Rocky Card sales available for the American Red Cross Northern Colorado Chapter to specifically help those who suffered losses in the fire.

The Red Cross provided food and shelter for those who had to evacuate their homes, and will continue to help residents who lost their homes and visitors who lost belongings. The Red Cross also provides other means to help those affected by disaster, including mental health services and even clean-up kits homeowners can use to help recover valuables and belongings from their homes.

To join the Rocky Card in contributing to the Red Cross, send a check to: American Red Cross, 444 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203, and designate it to the Northern Colorado Chapter – Woodland Heights Fire.

You can also donate specific items, including home first aid supplies, sun screen, baby diaper/wipes, silverware, paper cups and plates, trash bags, gloves, new tarps, basic hygiene items, non-perishable food items, tube socks, new packaged underwear, pet food, small notebooks/pens, and laundry/cleaning supplies. These may be dropped off at Town Hall from Monday-Friday from 8-5, and at the Fairgrounds from 7-7 every day.

More information on donating money, time, and items for the Woodland Heights Fire is available at www.HelpColoradoNow.org or by calling 2-1-1.

To learn more about the Rocky Card and its mission to benefit Estes Park nonprofit organizations, visit www.RockyCard.com.

April 29, 2012: Estes Park News —

The Rocky Card Helps Support Summer Programs for Estes Park’s Kids

Ready to make another donation to an Estes Park charitable organization, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., opted this time to support four different organizations that offer summertime activities for Estes Park’s youth.

Organizations that received donations are:

Estes Park Junior Golf – A safe, affordable, and enjoyable program for kids ages 6-17 that helps them learn the game of golf. Money from the Rocky Card will help provide updated and safe equipment for students to use free of charge. Learn more at www.estesvalleyrecreation.com.

Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park’s Kids’ Paint Out (in association with Plein Air Rockies 2012) – Budding artists ages 5 and older get the opportunity to try plein air painting under the guidance of artists participating in Plein Air Rockies. Funds from the Rocky Card help to pay for the materials used by the student artists. Learn more at www.estesarts.com.

Estes Park Youth Baseball – Three different levels of baseball from t-ball to coach-pitch to recreational travel league for youth ages 5 to 14 give kids the opportunity to learn the game and have fun. Money from the Rocky Card will help to sponsor teams and provide equipment. Learn more at www.estesvalleyrecreation.com.

Estes Valley Library Summer Reading Program – Activities for youth of all ages will be happening all summer long in association with the summer reading program, and funds from the Rocky Card will help provide materials for the different events. Learn more at www.estesvalley library.org.

The Rocky Card has been giving to nonprofit organizations for the past four years, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store.

 

March 2, 2012: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Hope House

Ingra (left) and Eric Marske of The UPS Store present a check on behalf of the Rocky Card
to Diane Caddell of Hope House.

The Rocky Card Donates to the Caring Pregnancy Center’s Hope House

Thanks to Estes Park’s winter visitors and the number of local residents who enjoy saving money while supporting local businesses and nonprofit groups, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., were once again able to donate money to a local charity. They provided $1,000 to the fund to help build and furnish Hope House, a home for pregnant women in crisis that is the vision of Caring Pregnancy Center of Estes Valley.

At Hope House, women will be able to stay for a four to eight-month period in a safe and caring environment that will offer job placement assistance, health education, financial and parenting training, and more. The residents will be expected to work part-time to help pay for their housing and save money for their departure.

“Currently, our only option is to send women to Mother House in Boulder,” said executive director Diane Caddell. “Most have declined to do because they don’t want to leave the Estes Park area.”

Once it’s up and running, Hope House will become its own nonprofit organization with a board of directors separate from the Caring Pregnancy Center. Land has already been purchased for Hope House and fundraising efforts are in place to raise $180,000 for the home itself. Currently, they are close to being halfway to their goal. For more information on Hope House or to provide donations, visit http://www.esteshelp4free.com/hope_house.htm or call 970.586.2422.

The Rocky Card has been giving to nonprofit organizations for the past four years, with the goal of each donation being to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store.

 

December 9, 2011: Estes Park News —

First Rocky Card sale of the year

The 2012 Rocky Cards are here! Anne Smith, co-owner of Rocky Card Inc., makes the first official Rocky Card sale of the year
to Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith. Rocky Card merchants all over town have the new cards available.

November 25, 2011: Estes Park News —

The Rocky Card Gives to the Learning Place

Craig Conley, owner of the Reel Mountain Theater, a Rocky Card promotional partner, presents a check
on behalf of the Rocky Card for $1,000 to Rob Pieper, board chair of the Learning Place.

The Rocky Card Donates to the Estes Park Learning Place

To wind up their 2011 Rocky Card season, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., provided a $1,000 donation to the Estes Park Learning Place to help support the tutoring organization’s scholarship program.

The Learning Place is an independent, nonprofit education organization committed to offering academic support and resources to complement learning in school, at home, and in the community. The primary program works with students in grades K through 12, providing one-on-one tutoring focused on a whole-student approach to learning reading, writing, math, and study skills. They also help students with GED, ACT and SAT test preparation.

The donation from the Rocky Card will go into the organization’s general fund, which provides for day-to-day expenses, as well as helps the Learning Place keep its cost for tutoring services below market rate through its sliding-scale scholarships to students who need financial assistance. For more information on the Learning Place, visit their website at www.eplearningplace.org

The Rocky Card has been giving to the community since 2008, and in that time, Dullaghan and Smith have donated more than $18,000 to Estes Park organizations. Their goal with each donation is to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

With the Rocky Card, local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards for 2012 will be available in early December. They will be available from many merchants around Estes Park, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, The UPS Store, and Estes Park Vacationland.

 

November 11, 2011: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Families for Estes

Rocky Card media sponsors Kris and Gary Hazelton (right) present a check for $1,000 on behalf
of the Rocky Card to FFE members Ingra Marske, Sara Bergsten, and Stacy Ferree.

The Rocky Card Donates to Families for Estes

Thanks to Estes Park’s summer visitors and the number of local and seasonal residents who enjoy saving money while supporting local businesses and nonprofit groups, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., were once again able to donate money to a local charity. They provided $1,000 to Families for Estes to help with their current project of providing new musical instruments to Estes Park Elementary School’s music program.

Families for Estes was founded in June 2007 by a small group of Estes Valley residents who wanted to give young families in Estes Park a voice in the community and help the town become more family- friendly. The improvements made by the organization’s fundraising efforts so far include new playground equipment at Stanley Park and Lake Estes Marina, renovated and winterized restrooms at Stanley Park, and, most recently, a water slide at the Aquatic Center.

The group expects to have the funds to purchase the musical instruments by the end of November, after which time they will select a new goal. For more information on Families for Estes, visit their website at www.FamiliesForEstes.org.

The Rocky Card has been giving to the community since 2008, and in that time, Dullaghan and Smith have donated more than $17,000 to Estes Park organizations. Their goal with each donation is to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

With the Rocky Card, local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards for 2012 should be available by Thanksgiving. They will be available from many merchants around Estes Park, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, The UPS Store, and Estes Park Vacationland.

 

October 21, 2011: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Donates to Hospice

Nick Molle, left, from Rocky Card media sponsor EPTV Channel 8 and Rocky Card co-owner Debra Dullaghan, right,
present Hospice of the Estes Valley Director Sarah Bosko, RN, and Ann Lundquist, MSW, with a $1,000 donation.

The Rocky Card Donates to Hospice of the Estes Valley

Thanks to Estes Park’s summer visitors and the number of local and seasonal residents who enjoy saving money while supporting local businesses and nonprofit groups, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., were once again able to donate money to a local charity. Hospice of the Estes Valley received $1,000 to help provide support for hospice patients and their families and caregivers.

“This donation will help us provide services for patients who do not have insurance or Medicare,” said Hospice Director Sarah Bosko, RN. “It will also help us provide services that insurance does not cover for patient, family, and caregiver comfort and support.”  

The focus of Hospice is on the patient’s quality of life in an environment that is the most comfortable. With donations from the community, Hospice is hoping to expand their capabilities into areas such as helping provide funds for trips for patients to see family members or personal luxuries for patients, families, and caregivers such as in-home massages or visits from musicians.

Hospice of the Estes Valley is always accepting donations and applications for volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Sarah or Ann at (970)586-2273.

The Rocky Card provides more than 70 discounts to Estes Park restaurants and merchants and may be purchased at many locations, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, True Value, Rocky Mountain Gateway and Safeway. All profits from the sale of the $10 cards benefit Estes Park non-profit organizations, thanks in part to generous support from media sponsors EPTV Channel 8, Estes Park News, Reel Mountain Theater, Estes Park Vacationland and The UPS Store. For more information on the Rocky Card, visit www.RockyCard.com or call (970)391-3946.

 

July 29, 2011: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Northern Colorado Honor Flight

Rocky Card co-owner Debra Dullaghan presents a check to Estes Park Honor Flight Northern Colorado
representatives Vern Mertz (left), Bob Brunson, and Gary Brown.

The Rocky Card to Send Veterans on Honor Flight

With the proceeds of summer Rocky Card sales adding up, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, owners of Estes Park’s Rocky Card Inc., were able to do what they love to do best – give them to charity. This time, they gave $2,000 to Honor Flight Northern Colorado to enable two veterans from Estes Park to participate with the next local Honor Flight in September.

Honor Flight Northern Colorado is part of a national network established in 2005 to provide free trips for World War II Veterans, and now Korean War Veterans, to visit their memorials in Washington D.C. As of November 2010, the Honor Flight network across the country has transported more than 63,000 veterans to see the memorials built in their honor.

Bob Brunson, who has been an Honor Flight passenger, said of the Honor Flight program, “It’s great to see the greatest generation be recognized for what we stand for.”

The Rocky Card has been giving to the community for the past three years, and in that time, Dullaghan and Smith have donated more than $15,000 to Estes Park organizations. Their goal with each donation is to make a difference within the community that supports their efforts.

The premise behind the Rocky Card is that local businesses who are Rocky Card members attract customers by offering discounts or other incentives to cardholders. Visitors and Estes Park locals purchase a Rocky Card for $10 to access the discounts, and Dullaghan and Smith donate the profits from the sale of the cards to local charities.

Merchants who participate in the Rocky Card program agree that the Rocky Card has improved sales, gained customer awareness, and provided local charities with much-needed funds. With the Rocky Card, everybody wins!

Rocky Cards may be purchased from many merchants around Estes Park, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. A complete list of locations, as well as a list of the merchants that offer Rocky Card discounts, is available at www.RockyCard.com.

The success of the Rocky Card could not be possible without the support of its promotional partners, which include Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, The UPS Store, and Estes Park Vacationland.

 

February 18, 2011: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Partners

Rocky Card members Bill Prohs, left, and Erick Prohs of Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack present the check
from the Rocky Card to Diana Laughlin of Partners Mentoring Youth.

The Rocky Card Donates to Partners Mentoring Youth

Thanks to the support of Estes Park merchants and the early purchasers of the 2011 Rocky Card, locally owned Rocky Card Inc. was able to make its first donation of the year to an Estes Park nonprofit organization.

Rocky Card donated $1,000 to Partners Mentoring Youth to help provide financial support for the one-to-one mentoring relationships it creates and supports between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social, and academic lives.

Partners Mentoring Youth has served the Estes Park community since 1996. According to program coordinator Diana Laughlin, after completing one year in the Partners program, youth show increased self esteem, lower rates of delinquency, decreased intent to use drugs, and increased attachment to adults who are not parents or relatives.

In 2010, 24 partnerships were active in Estes Park, and the youth and adults spent more than 1,600 hours together. The cost is about $1,500 per year to create and support each mentoring relationship, with money going to recruiting adult mentors, background screenings, insurance for staff and volunteers, training for new mentors, and monthly partnership activities. The Rocky Card donation will provide funds to allow more Estes Park youth to participate.

To get involved with Partners Mentoring Youth, consider volunteering as a mentor or attending the Red Envelope Dinner on Thursday, March 3 at Mama Rose’s Restaurant. For more information, contact Diana Laughlin at 970-577-9348 or email diana@partnersmentoringyouth.org.

The Rocky Card provides fabulous discounts at Estes Park restaurants and merchants, and may be purchased at many locations, including Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Estes Park True Value & Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and Safeway. All profits from the sale of the $10 cards benefit Estes Park nonprofit organizations, thanks in part to promotional sponsors Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, The UPS Store, and Estes Park Vacationland. For more information on the Rocky Card, visit www.RockyCard.com or call 970-391-3946.

 

December 24, 2010: Estes Park News —

The Rocky Card Donates to Crossroads Ministry

Thanks to the support of Estes Park merchants and people excited to have a 2011 Rocky Card in their hands, locally owned Rocky Card Inc. was able to make a final donation to a local nonprofit organization in 2010.

Crossroads Ministry received $2,000 to help make the holidays a little brighter for families and individuals having a difficult time making ends meet, and to help the organization with its goal of raising $12,000 to construct a new walk-in freezer.

Crossroads is now serving more than 440 families in the Estes Valley, which consist of nearly 1,200 individuals and includes more than 440 children. These families receive assistance in the form of food and money for utility, rent, medical care, and transportation.

At the same time Crossroads is experiencing a 72% increase in food assistance requests, their current walk-in freezer and refrigerator are failing. To continue to serve people in need and to prevent the loss of thousands of dollars in food, they are working with refrigeration professionals to convert the current freezer to a walk-in refrigerator and build a new sub-zero freezer. For information on how you can help with this project or with Crossroads’ basic needs, call Crossroads at 577-0610.

December 17, 2010: Estes Park News —

First Rocky Card of the Year

Eric Marske of The UPS Store buys the first 2011 Rocky Card from Debra Dullaghan. Rocky Cards provide discounts at merchants all over town and the proceeds from sales go to local nonprofit organizations. Cards may be purchased from Country Market, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Safeway, Estes Park True Value/Radio Shack, Rocky Mountain Gateway, and other merchants throughout Estes Park.

September 24, 2010: Estes Park News

 

Rocky Card Donates to EVICS

Dave Watosky (left) and Rob Mardock from the Estes Park Mountain Shop present EVICS program coordinator
Nancy Almond with a donation from the Rocky Card.

The Rocky Card Donates to Estes Valley Investment for Childhood Success

After a record-breaking summer of Rocky Card sales, Rocky Card Inc. is pleased to be able to make another donation to a local nonprofit organization. This time, the company gave $2,000 to the Estes Valley Investment for Childhood Success (EVICS).

EVICS is a nonprofit organization working to promote and support quality early childhood care and education in the Estes Valley. The Rocky Card donation will go to the EVICS Child Care Scholarship Fund, which provides short-term scholarship assistance to local families that demonstrate financial need, meet specific criteria, and do not have other funding sources available to meet their child care needs.

Scholarship funds for EVICS come solely from grants and local donations, and 2010 has been a record year for applications to the scholarship program, according to EVICS program coordinator Nancy Almond, because of the tough economy and lack of funds provided from the state level.

“The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, which is intended to assist qualifying low-income families, has essentially frozen its funds in Larimer County. This has greatly impacted many families and has put added pressure on our program to meet the need here in our community,” said Almond.

Part of the Rocky Card’s success in raising money for nonprofit groups like EVICS comes from the local merchants who fully embrace the Rocky Card program by offering enticing discounts and proactively selling Rocky Cards to their customers.

The Estes Park Mountain Shop, for example, which has sold hundreds of Rocky Cards this year, offers Rocky Card discounts on shopping in the store, as well as on different trips and activities. Their staff members enthusiastically mention their Rocky Card discount along with many of the other discounts available with the Rocky Card throughout Estes Park to their customers. Their tactics often result in a Rocky Card sale, which is good for the Rocky Card merchants and very good for local nonprofit organizations such as EVICS that benefit from the Rocky Card proceeds.

For information on how you can help EVICS, call Nancy Almond at 586-3055 or visit the EVICS website at www.evics.org. You can also donate to EVICS through the Estes Park United campaign online at www.uwaylc.org/EstesParkUnited.html.

July 24, 2010: Estes Park News —

Harvest House Staff and Residents

Rocky Card owners Anne Smith, right, and Debra Dullaghan, second from right,
present a check to Harvest House residents and staff.

Harvest House for Women Receives Donation from the Rocky Card

Rocky Card owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith were thrilled to be able to make their second donation to Harvest House for Women when they presented the organization with a check for $2,000 on July 19.

The money will help Harvest House directors Bob and Sharon Vigil with their monthly expenses, which have become more difficult to meet because of the tough economy. Donations to ministries like Harvest House and other nonprofit organizations are down because so many people are in need of assistance, funds are being reallocated or kept closer to home.

Dullaghan and Smith are appreciative of the 80 Estes Park merchant Rocky Card members and the visitors and local residents who purchase Rocky Cards to enable them to support Harvest House and the other nonprofits to which they are able to donate.

The Rocky Card provides fabulous discounts to Estes Park restaurants and merchants. All profits from the sale of the $10 cards benefit Estes Park nonprofit organizations, such as Harvest House for Women, thanks in part to promotional sponsors Estes Park News, EPTV Channel 8, Reel Mountain Theater, and The UPS Store. For more information on the Rocky Card, visit www.RockyCard.com or call 970.586.4634.

April 9, 2010: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to School Libraries

Estes Park School District librarians Lisa Wahler, Elizabeth Repola, and Anne Dewey
stand in front of the books that were purchased for them by the Rocky Card.

The Rocky Card Donates to Estes Park School District Libraries

The Estes Park School District libraries became the latest recipient of a donation from the Rocky Card, as owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith purchased $1,000 in books selected by each school librarian for their individual libraries.

The books were purchased from the Scholastic Book Fair at the Middle School. Because Scholastic gives credit to schools for each book purchased during the fair, the librarians will also be able to buy even more books for students thanks to the Rocky Card donation.

“Books at the Elementary School don’t have a long shelf life because students are always checking them out,” said Elementary School librarian Lisa Wahler. “We always need new books, and new books keep reading exciting for kids.”

Middle School librarian Elizabeth Repola chose books that are popular with students and ones that the teachers can check out from the library and use in their classrooms. “All of our teachers teach reading, and they don’t always have a good selection of books in their classrooms that they can read to their students,” said Repola.

The books chosen by High School librarian Anne Dewey included easier books written in Spanish. “We don’t have that many and kids are always checking them out,” she said. “It’s good to have a variety.”

The book fair runs at the Middle School through noon on Friday, April 9. If you are interested in buying books for the school libraries, contact any of the three schools.

December 24, 2009: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Donates to Crossroads

The Rocky Card Donates to Crossroads Ministry

Thanks to the support of Estes Park merchants and people excited to have a 2010 Rocky Card in their hands, Rocky Card Inc. was able to make one more donation to a nonprofit organization in 2009. Crossroads Ministry received $1,000 to help make the holidays a little brighter for families and individuals having a difficult time making ends meet.

“We had 43 new families requesting help in November,” said Virgil Good, Crossroads executive director. “People are out of work, out of money, and out of resources.”

Crossroads is now serving more than 400 families and more than 1,000 individuals in the Estes Valley, providing assistance in the form of food and money for utility, rent, medical care, and transportation. For information on how you can help, call Crossroads at 577-0610.

August 14, 2009: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Relay for Life

Scott Webermeier and Tracy Hilker, representing National Park Village, present
Estes Park Relay for Life co-chair Katrina Cahill with a donation from the Rocky Card.

The Rocky Card Donates to Estes Park Relay for Life

From Alaska to Florida and Maine to California, Estes Park visitors have been buying Rocky Cards for great discounts around Estes Park. As a result, Rocky Card Inc. was able to make a donation on Tuesday from the proceeds of their July sales to help another local nonprofit organization. This time, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Estes Park received $1,000 toward their goal of raising $100,000 before August 31.

“We so appreciate the Rocky Card helping us reach our goal,” said Katrina Cahill, Estes Park Relay for Life co-chair, “and we appreciate the generosity of the Estes Park community, especially considering the state of the economy.” According to her sources, Estes Park’s fundraising results have far exceeded those of the Relay for Life events in other larger neighboring communities, including Fort Collins and Loveland.

Scott Webermeier (The Other Side Restaurant) and Tracy Hilker (The Country Market) are the Rocky Card’s leading resellers.  Both are thrilled to be able to contribute to the Relay for Life donation through Rocky Card sales. Tracy said, “We’re proud to be able to support the Rocky Card and the nonprofit groups that the card’s proceeds benefit.”

June 26, 2009: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Hospice

The Rocky Card Donates to Hospice of the Estes Valley

Thanks to Estes Park visitors and residents who have been buying Rocky Cards for great discounts around Estes Park, Rocky Card Inc. was able to make a donation on Tuesday to another local non-profit organization. This time, Hospice of the Estes Valley received $1,000 to help provide support for hospice patients and their families and caregivers.

Hospice of the Estes Valley is always accepting donations and applications for volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Sarah or Ann at (970)586-2273.

April 17, 2009: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Donates to Crossroads Ministry

 

The Rocky Card Donates to Crossroads Ministry

Estes Park visitors and residents have been buying up Rocky Cards fast enough to enable Rocky Card Inc. to make another donation to a local non-profit organization. This time, Crossroads Ministry received $1,000 to help families and individuals needing help to pay for basic services.

“This donation will help us help families who are having a hard time as a result of the economic downturn,” said Crossroads Ministry Executive Director Virgil Good. “We are seeing more people coming in who have never needed help before.”

Thanks to early season Rocky Card sales, Rocky Card Inc. was also able to take advantage of the 2009 Feinstein Challenge to make its donation extend even further. Nationally known philanthropist Alan Feinstein will give away $1 million by matching a portion of donations made to Crossroads and other agencies dealing with homelessness and hunger through the end of April. Since 1996, the annual Feinstein Challenges have raised nearly $1 billion across the country.

In 2008, Crossroads Ministry served 322 family units, 842 individuals, and 323 children with assistance in the form of food and money for utility, rent, medical care, and transportation. For information on how you can make donations, especially to take advantage of the Feinstein Challenge, call Crossroads at 577-0610.

 

February 6, 2009: Estes Park News —

Donating to Quota Club

Rocky Card Donates to Quota Club Ambulance Fund

This week, owners of The Rocky Card, Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith, were proud to be able to support another Estes Park non-proft organization, Quota Club's Ambulance Drive, with a $1,000 donation. Debra and Anne are pictured above with members of the Estes Park Quota Club in front of an ambulance previously purchased by Quota Club for Estes Park Medical Center.

December 12, 2008: Estes Park News —

The Healing Waters Foundation Receives Donation from The Rocky Card

The Healing Waters Foundation became the latest Estes Park non-profit organization to benefit from 2008 Rocky Card sales. The $500 donation from Rocky Card, Inc. will help the foundation’s warm water rehabilitation pool remain available to anyone who desires to use it.

The pool provides rehabilitation assistance for people who suffer from injuries or neuromuscular diseases, who seek water to strengthen their bodies, or who find relief for their arthritic joints in warm water.

People who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, or total joint replacements and those who live with the challenges of diseases such as Parkinson’s or arthritis find great relief from the warm therapeutic waters of the Healing Waters Foundation pool.

The pool features an in-floor treadmill, a video system for visual feedback, and a chair lift all in a comfortable, private atmosphere to make rehabilitation as effective as possible.

For more information on the services provided by the Healing Waters Foundation, which is located at 1632 B Big Thompson Ave., call the pool office at 970.586.9205.

November 21, 2008: Estes Park News —

Mayor buys a Rocky Card

Anne Smith, co-owner of Rocky Card, Inc., sells the first 2009 Rocky Card to Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham.

November 7, 2008: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Partners

Rocky Card co-owners Anne Smith, left, and Debra Dullaghan present a donation to Partners' Estes Park Director Diana Laughlin.

Partners Mentoring Youth Receives Donation from the Rocky Card

Partners Mentoring Youth benefited from Rocky Card sales to fall visitors in Estes Park as Rocky Card Inc. partners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith donated $500 to the Estes Park youth program on November 5.

“The donation from the Rocky Card will help Partners Mentoring Youth create a new youth mentoring relationship,” said Estes Park Program Coordinator Diana Laughlin.  “Our costs include recruiting adult mentors, background screenings, insurance for staff and volunteers, training for new mentors, and monthly activities.”

So far in 2008, 26 Estes Park children have been served by Partners and currently there are 20 active partnerships. Laughlin said the organization is grateful for the support of the Rocky Card so that their program can continue to grow and serve more Estes Park youth.

For more information on Partners Mentoring Youth, visit www.partnersmentoringyouth.org.

September 26, 2008: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card Gives to Harvest House

Rocky Card co-owners Debra Dullaghan, left, and Anne Smith, right, present a donation
to Bob Vigil and Bobby Vigil of Harvest House for Women.

Harvest House for Women Receives Donation from the Rocky Card

Harvest House for Women in Estes Park became the second major donation recipient from Rocky Card, Inc. on September 23. Rocky Card owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith were pleased to present the transitional housing program for women and children with $1,000 and Harvest House executive director Bob Vigil was happy to receive it.

“We appreciate the generosity of the Rocky Card,” said Vigil. “The money will help us with operating expenses to support the thirty-five women and children we have staying with us right now.”

For more information on Harvest House for Women and their fall fundraising event, visit www.harvesthouseforwomen.org.

August 1, 2008: Estes Park News —

Rocky Card donates to EVVA

Estes Valley Victim Advocates executive director Mary Mesropian, center, accepts a donation
from Anne Smith, left, and Debra Dullaghan, owners of Rocky Card, Inc.

Estes Valley Victim Advocates Receives
First Donation from the Rocky Card

July 29 was an important day for two local organizations.

Estes Valley Victim Advocates received one thousand dollars to fund the operating budget for their new safe house. And Rocky Card, Inc. made its first donation to an Estes Park non-profit, helping to fulfill the company’s commitment to support the Estes Park community.

“We very much appreciate the contribution from the Rocky Card,” said EVVA executive director Mary Mesropian. “We have been focusing our efforts on raising funds for our safe house. This money will help pay the cost of living for the people who will stay there.”

The Rocky Card began as a way to provide co-op advertising opportunities for local businesses and shopping benefits for residents and Estes Park visitors. For only $10, cardholders receive valuable discounts at more than 60 businesses, and the card often pays for itself with the first use.

As owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith evaluated the positive feedback they received from merchants and card purchasers regarding the program, they realized they could use the Rocky Card to benefit the Estes Park community as well, and the “Rocky Card Gives” was born.

Under the Rocky Card business model, the profits from the sale of every $10 card is donated to nonprofit groups in Estes Park.