Give Where You Live
Anna Rickenbach Properties is proud to support local charities in Mesa County. A percentage of our 2019 revenue will be donated to specific charitable organizations that really make an impact in our community. Our goal is to give back to our local Grand Junction neighborhoods, and we are so thankful for our amazing clients and the incredible opportunity to make Mesa County a better place to live, work, and play! We believe in the abundance of giving back. It's about community effort and we hope that it will encourage others to give back as well!
Below are our 2019 charities – we’re excited to be supporting these causes that are near and dear to our hearts!
Graceland Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Rescue, Rehabilitate & Rehome Animals in Need
Graceland Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is a Foster-based Rescue that believes that by working together we can help animals that are at risk, homeless or displaced. We run solely on donations and fundraising and rely on our community of Volunteers & Fosters to help make this happen. At Graceland, we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need from all over the United States. We rescue from High Kill Shelters and we work with those in the community that can no longer care for their pets. We help all breeds, all ages and try to help dogs with special/medical needs. Special needs might mean they are blind, deaf, diagnosed with severe health issues, missing limbs, etc. We have taken in dogs that would otherwise be destroyed and have been able to find them wonderful, loving homes. We work hard to give these deserving animals a second chance at a happy, healthy life!
CASA of Mesa County
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mesa County
CASA is dedicated to the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court systems. We recruit and train volunteer Advocates to be the voices for these children. Empowered by the courts, Advocates offer judges critical information to ensure that the needs of these children are being met, and that their rights are being protected. For many abused children, the CASA Advocate is the only constant adult presence in their lives. CASA of Mesa County is part of a nationwide network of community-based CASA programs.
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley
Provide a Safe and Healthy Step for Homeless Adults and Families
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley serves short-term needs and creates opportunities by utilizing the strengths of our community partners here in the Grand Valley Region of Colorado's Western Slope. Homelessness is not who people are, but a challenging societal issue that HomewardBound of the Grand Valley and other agencies are working diligently to end. Every person regardless of his or her situation deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone has an individualized optimal level of capacity – HomewardBound of the Grand Valley ensures that our consumers have what is needed to build their capacity to whatever their optimal capacity level is; no one person is the same and therefore goals are individualized and not generalized. The value of a person at HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is not measured by his or her situation at any given time – but by the very fact that they are human beings.
Grand Rivers Humane
A Non-Sheltered Animal Rescue Organization
MISSION: to reduce the number of homeless and suffering dogs and cats by sponsoring adoptions and medical costs. We work closely with Mesa County Animal Services and local veterinarians.
6157! Grand Rivers Humane has adopted 6157 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies through June 2018! Grand Rivers Humane is a large reason Mesa County Animals Services has not euthanized a healthy adoptable pet since 2010.
CATS: Adopt a Grand Rivers Humane cat or kitten at the Grand Rivers Humane Save a Pet THrift Store, Petco, J&M Aquatics & Pet Center and PetSmart.
DOGS: Adopt a Grand Rivers Humane dog at our Saturday adoption events at Grand Junction Petco, PetSmart or at Mesa County Animal Services (where our dogs live).
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Grand Rivers Humane alone pays for medical expenses for all extensively injured Mesa County Animal Services dogs and cats unclaimed by owners - for example, pets who have been hit by a car and need major surgery. Paying for medical costs for these pets and ultimately ensuring these pets are adopted avoids pet euthanasia.
DONATE to Grand Rivers Humane!
*Bring items to or buy items from Grand Rivers Humane Save a Pet Thrift Store
* Direct donations to 2651 Highway 50 Grand Junction, CO 81503
Donation Check Presentations
Live video of #GiveWhereYouLive check presentation at Grand Rivers Humane