About

The Shred Hunger Food Drive, Fundraiser, and Festival was created by real estate agent Tracy Graham to support the Carbon Valley Help Center as its largest fundraising event. Bring your canned or shelf-stable food donation on the day of the event plus all those years of shreddable papers, and get them gone for good at the mobile shredding truck.

Then enjoy the accompanying festival, where proceeds from tickets to all sorts of fun activities go back to CVHC as well. Don’t forget to stop for some delectable food and beverages because the generous vendors are also donating a portion of their sales!

Activity tickets are available for purchase AT THE EVENT. We hope to see you there – together we can Shred Hunger!

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ABOUT CARBON VALLEY HELP CENTER – 

Founded in 2013, the Carbon Valley Help Center is a local nonprofit started on behalf of the Carbon Valley Network, which is a local group that exists to share information and enhance collaboration between human services groups, faith-based organizations, the school district, municipalities, Weld County and nonprofits serving the Carbon Valley region and the communities of Firestone, Frederick and Dacono.

In 2008, community and regional organizations serving the Carbon Valley area realized those in need were turning to local churches or neighboring communities to find help. To many, it was a familiar story from the early days of the OUR Center in Longmont, which today is a community-based agency that provides a strong foundation for those in need to regain self-sufficiency. OUR Center employees graciously started conversations with the Carbon Valley Network after realizing they didn’t have the resources to serve the growing Carbon Valley area. With the OUR Center’s assistance, leadership and guidance, the goal became to create a sister organization that could serve the Carbon Valley.

In 2011, the Carbon Valley Help Center committee began facilitating ideas and started the registration process with the State of Colorado. One year later, the Carbon Valley Help Center board of directors was formed and official nonprofit status was received. By the fall of 2012, the Help Center received approval from the Town of Firestone to utilize its old town hall for the organization and volunteers came forward to help make the Help Center a reality. The Carbon Valley Help Center opened in February 2013 and continues to grow in its mission to help people in immediate need move toward self-sufficiency. 

ABOUT TRACY GRAHAM – 

Buying and selling a home can feel like a daunting task. Who you work with makes all the difference! Tracy became a real estate agent sixteen years ago after having a particularly challenging experience purchasing their first home. She wanted to ensure none of her clients would experience what she and her husband did. Buying and selling a home is one of the most stressful life events and one of the most significant investments most people make in their lifetime. Tracy is passionate about guiding her clients through the purchasing and selling process, getting them the best deal possible, into their dream home, onto the next phase of their lives while helping them build wealth through real estate. She loves building life-long relationships along the way.

Tracy is relentless in her pursuit of real estate knowledge and has the heart of a teacher to ensure her clients can make well-informed decisions on their most significant investment based on their individual needs. Her love for negotiation, ability to craft the best transition scenario when selling and buying for her clients, and proven results are tremendous assets. Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise earned through the housing recession perils and our real estate market’s highs. Tracy epitomizes integrity, commitment to excellence with a high level of accountability, and working tenaciously toward her clients’ goals. She has a heart for service and loves giving back to her community. A few of the non-profits where Tracy has volunteered are the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Life Bridge Christian Church, Longmont OUR Center, and the Carbon Valley Help Center. Tracy has also been a member of the Longmont Association of Realtor education committee and Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council.