December 11, 2019. Thank you everyone who so generously donated on Colorado Gives Day!  We had a 32% increase in donations from last year and a 23% increase in donor support!  We feel so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful Colorado community.  Your generosity yesterday will touch and enhance the lives of thousands and thousands of Jeffco residents. And with our commitment to increasing literacy by supporting Jefferson County Library literacy programs, it is our belief that your generosity will have a ripple effect for generations to come

Thank you!



As a part of her involvement in Golden, Colorado’s Leadership Golden training,  JCLF Executive Director Jo Schantz and her cohort members conceptualized and proceed to create Project STAR – a program that gives  homeless and unaccompanied teens at Golden High School basic necessities ranging from RTD passes, laundromat vouchers, food, and a wide range of products and services that these youth cannot access. Read more about it in the December 2, 2019 Golden Transcript.


Photo: Steadman, Christy. “Project Star.” Golden Transcript, 2 Dec. 2019,,290435.