Holiday lights drive grows

This year’s holiday lights recycling drive collected nearly 3,700 pounds of unwanted lights, almost 500 pounds more than last year.

This generated more than $680 and, with a dollar-for-dollar match from IREA, Energy Outreach Colorado received a check for $1,362. Energy Outreach was established in 1989 to help needy Coloradans pay energy bills. For more information on Energy Outreach, visit

You can help Energy Outreach Colorado year-round by donating through IREA. To sign up for a monthly contribution, fill out an online form at and select IREA from the drop-down list. If you opt to give monthly, we will add a separate line item to your monthly IREA billing statement and will make a matching contribution, up to $75,000 a year, for each dollar you pledge. Monthly contributions will continue unless you notify us in writing you no longer wish to participate.

To make a one-time donation, contact Energy Outreach directly at (303) 825-8750. Please mention you are donating as an IREA customer so your contribution will be matched.

If you are in need of assistance paying your energy bill, visit