Treasure Store 2016

This year, Hope Communities collected over 700 toys from participating organizations for our Treasure Store event! The Treasure Store is part of Hope Communities annual holiday parties at each residence. Parents can hand-select a new toy for their child free of charge, and the entire family can enjoy activities, music, and of course, Santa!

Because of the amount of toys donated this year, parents were able to select two toys per child! Over 60 families participated and got to take home toys!

Hope Communities wants to say thank you to all the organizations who participated by collecting toys and to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly! The annual Treasure Store cannot happen without your support, and Hope Communities residents and staff are grateful for your involvement!

Treasure Store Participating Organizations

Get Involved Next Year

If you’re interested in participating in the Treasure Store next year, please reach out to carrie@hopecommunities.org. There are many ways to get involved – from signing up your business to host a toy donation box, to sorting toys, to volunteering at these events!

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Colorado Gives Day 2016 – 24 Hours to Give where you Live!

Colorado Gives Day

Thank you to all who donated on Colorado Gives Day, December 6th, 2016. Hope Communities was able to raise almost $7,000 on this day for all Coloradans to give where they live!

Did you miss Colorado Gives Day? Don’t worry! You can still use the Colorado Gives platform and have until December 31st to make a tax-deductible donation to Hope Communities for 2016.

Click here to support Hope Communities!

It’s fast, easy, and safe, and 100% of your donation goes to continuing the amazing work of Hope Communities.

We are only able to provide programs to our residents and make upgrades to our properties through your generous support. These programs and upgrades are what make our affordable housing communities such great places to live!

Help us provide safe, clean affordable housing enriched by support services for over 700 Denver families!

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2016 Charles Schwab Day Community Garden Project—A Huge Success!

Thank You Charles Schwab, Metco Landscape, Diamond Vogel Paint & Palace Construction

Charles Schwab volunteers again partnered with Hope Communities at the 3rd and final phase of the Baumgardner Family Community Gardens at the Hidden Brook Apartments. Among many projects taking place this year within the garden, 9 additional garden boxes were added for a total of 30 garden boxes at the site. The ultimate goal during the previous year’s community garden projects were to simply provide raised garden areas for residents, allowing them the opportunity to grow their own fresh organic food.

During the 3rd and final phase of this project, additional garden beds were added along with, trellis’ for both new, and existing beds. Two large, colorful sail shades along with 2 Shademaster Honey Locust trees, 2 Miss Kim Lilac Bushes, and 4 Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle vines were added to this area as well, creating a new, much needed shade area. Two colorful, and cleverly painted trash cans were also added this year. This new area will allow the residents to better utilize the complete area. A colorful meandering walk way now separates the garden bed area, from the new shade area. Three 8’ benches were also constructed.

This garden area is now more than just a set of raised garden beds; rather it is an open and welcoming space that encourages residents to not just sow the seeds of herbs and vegetables, but to sow the seeds of community and creativity.

Metco Landscape graciously donated all landscaping materials necessary to prepare the new garden beds for planting, as well as all trees, bushes vines, and flagstone. Guiding us along the way was Patti Hamilton who thoughtfully donated her Landscape Design talents, as well as Matt Seewald of Palace Construction who lent his general contracting knowledge and ideas to this project. Adam Vogel of Diamond Vogel paints donated all painting materials bringing color and life to the benches and trash cans. Thank you all–we simply could not have done this without you or your kindness.

Thank you Charles Schwab for volunteering your time, talent and energy – and for literally reaching out with your own two hands and making a tangible difference within this community. Hope Communities cannot everyone enough, and we look forward to next year’s project!

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