Puksta COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
What is happening at Puksta?
The impact of COVID-19 on our Puksta Scholars has been devastating.
Several of our Puksta Scholars have lost family members to this virus, many are dealing with the loss of their jobs and income, most have lost their housing and access to food, and almost all have struggled to maintain the support systems they had prior to the pandemic.
In the 20+ years that the Puksta Foundation has been providing scholarships, we have never faced a challenge like we see today to provide our scholars with the programming and support that has proven to be so important to our students who are coming from under-resourced and marginalized communities.
~We need your help!~
What can we do now?
The best action that we can take right now is to reach out to ask for your help in creating a “COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.”
The purpose of this fund will be to provide immediate financial support to our Puksta Scholars who are facing growing challenges meeting their basic human needs of food, shelter, access to healthcare, and adequate technology to continue their education remotely.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 which will be set aside and made available for our current Puksta Scholars to apply for on a case-by-case basis with any funds remaining when the immediate need subsides being made available for scholarship funding.
None of us knows where this pandemic will take us but we do know that our students have a need today that is far above our normal funding for scholarships, programming and community projects, and we want to be there to help them through this time.
We do hope you will partner with us in our effort to raise the Puksta Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
All contributions are tax-deductible to our 501(c)3 and a receipt will be provided with your donation.
Civic engagement is at the heart of a Puksta Scholarship because it’s at the heart of each and every Puksta Scholar. If making a difference in the community is the reason why you decide to give to a cause, we would like to invite you to consider giving to the Puksta Foundation. Our low overhead means that 92¢ of every dollar we receive goes to defraying the considerable costs of a college education and—considering all the good that Puksta Scholars do—making the world a better place.
By giving to the Puksta Foundation you can be sure that your charitable dollars are being used in the right way.
There are many ways to donate, either directly with a credit card, via PayPal, or feel free to send a check to:
2221 W. 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211