One of the best local charities I know of is Realities for Children and I always enjoy being a part of helping them reach those seemingly unattainable goals yet they do with the help of great communities like yours.  There is a great poker run coming up March 19th starting at Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson that will help ease that pinch just a bit but it's probably not the ride your thinking of.

In the United States today, 3 children will DIE from being abused and 2,700 children will be physically and sexually abused and Colorado ranks as high as the third worst state in the Nation for Child abuse deaths per capita. Larimer County fielded nearly 5,000 reports of child abuse and substantiated nearly 400 new cases of child abuse in 2010.

Every year thousands of children slip through the cracks of the system when Victims Compensation, Medicaid and other government funds are either exhausted or unavailable

Realities For Children Charities directly connects each of us in the community directly to the children who need our help to make certain that no child slips through the cracks of the system when services are needed.

Realities For Children Charities is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County. United with Realities For Children’s alliance of 150 local business Members which underwrite the administration of all programs and services, this charity is uniquely able to ensure that 100% of every dollar donated is able to directly benefit abused and neglected youth locally.

This means by each of you taking the time to ride in this years Irish Poker Run – every single penny you donated goes to The Realities For Children Emergency Fund and directly benefits abused children in need in our community.

On behalf of the nearly 4,000 children Realities For Children Serves annually through our 18 area affiliate youth agencies, we sincerely thank you for sharing your time and resources to help us to reach further in service to those truly in need.