This year more than ever it’s so important to give back in any way you can. I wanted to round up a number of ways to give back to our community whether it’s with your wallet your time or with just comment and like. Please let me know if there is another charity or group I should add to my list!
Colorado Gives Day Dec 8th
Globally 12/1 Giving Tuesday but in Colorado, we have Colorado Gives day on 12/8. Colorado Gives aggregates organizations across the state that you can donate to. The website makes it super easy to search by cause or my region and then how to donate. Learn more here
Adopt A Family For The Holidays in Denver
Salvation Army Angel Trees – Typically a salvation army tree has notes where you can choose a family or person to buy gifts for, but this year it’s gone digital. Clay and I decided to adopt a little girl and just picked out her Christmas presents. Learn more here
Denver Rescue Misson House Warming Boxes – This year DRM has pivoted to putting together a house warming with the essentials families need when transitioning into home-like cleaning supplies, sheets, and towels. Learn more here.
Salvation Army Walmart Gift Registry – Not exactly adopting a family but simply purchase a gift off this registry and it will go to a family in need
Volunteers of Colorado – Check out this list of opportunities around the state
Colorado Food Banks – Since COVID the need for food assistance has risen dramatically across the country. Read this CPR article about food pantries in Colorado. There are a number of food banks across the state and you can find them here. In Denver check out Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Food Rescue
Meals for Healthcare Workers – In April a number of groups across the state popped up to help feed our frontline works check out this article for a few. Lunches for Clinicians partners with local restaurants, you give, they buy supporting local restaurants then feed our frontline works – pretty awesome!
Support Small Business –
Shop Local – I put together a list of my favorite Denver boutiques and stores so you can shop local this holiday season.
Comments are Currency – If you can’t buy or give, take out your phone and like, follow, comment and even better to go Google or yelp and leave a glowing review of your favorite spots. These simple free acts support your favorite small business more than you know!
Other Ways To Give
Boa Brewhouse – This brand new Dim Sum spot off Larimer Square – in the old Euclid hall spot will be giving 15% off your order when you donate a toy! Ends December 20th.
Project Angel Heart – This local non-profit prepares and delivers tailored meals to those living with a life-threatening illness. They deliver around 1,600 meals per week! This holiday season they are asking for volunteers to decorate bags. Bags can be picked up and dropped off contactless too. Learn More Here.
Hinman’s Pies – Order a pie and 5% will go to Project Angel Heart – sweet and savory options available too!
Bigsby’s Folly Colorado Proud Wine – Bigsbys Folly and local artist Austin Zucchini-Fowler have teamed up to help restaurant and hospitality works. Austin’s new mural in RiNo “Colorado Strong” will also be featured on a write and red bottle from Bigsbys where a portion of the proceeds will go to the Colorado Restaurant Association Angel Relief Fund.
Steuben’s Food Truck – The way that companies are pivoting is truly incredible – the silver lining of 2020 for sure. Donate to Steuben’s GoFundMe Page and they will deliver meals for front-line workers and local non-profits at no cost and it helps keep staff employed!