Giving Back - Our Responsibility
Community Outreach is an important element of our philosophy of doing business. It is our responsibility as business owners to care for our world and our environment as well as others who live here. With that in mind, owners Lelis & Charity Gonzalez continue their involvement in the following non-profit organizations:
The Colorado Trail Foundation (CTF) - http://www.coloradotrail.org/index.html
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation funded almost entirely by private sector individuals and companies. Our mission is to keep The Colorado Trail in good condition, maintaining and improving it with the help of many volunteers. We recruit and train volunteers, provide leadership, organize Colorado Trail (CT) work crews, supply and support the crews, and manage the Adopt-A-Trail program to accomplish annual maintenance on the entire Trail.
Full Circle of Lake County - http://fullcircleleadville.org
Our agency began as The Full Circle Project in 1991 with a single employee as a pilot project investigating the effectiveness of inter-generational mentoring in reducing youth substance abuse. Recognizing documented community needs, the agency has steadily expanded to include parent education, after-school activities and community integration. Full Circle of Lake County was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1997. We provide opportunities, skills and caring relationships to help Lake County become a place where children make healthy choices, families thrive and the community is united.
DeliverFund - https://www.deliverfund.org
Human trafficking is a problem. DeliverFund is the solution. On average, every 2.5 hours an American Child is trafficked.*
How did this happen? As the internet grew, so did the technologies that provided human traffickers with a low risk way to sell people. In fact, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children saw an 846% increase in reports of suspected child sex trafficking to their CyberTipline in only 5 years.**
The same technologies that provide anonymity for traffickers to recruit children and evade law enforcement also opened a back door into your home. It is easier than ever for kids with an internet connection to be solicited online, right from your living room.
- We believe in thinking differently and have Challenged the Status quo in the fight against Human Trafficking by targeting the root cause; the trafficker.
- We believe the ultimate prevention program is the elimination of human traffickers, because without them, there would be no victims of human trafficking.
- We believe solutions to human trafficking should be scalable, repeatable, and sustainable.
DeliverFund has pioneered a new way forward by coordinating technologies and developing new methodologies for their use.
- This has proven to be repeatable at scale, and has proven to be the most sustainable, cost effective weapon in the fight against human trafficking.
Simply put, we adapt faster than the enemy (human traffickers) by using the technologies they have been relying on against them.