Hope Communities could not exist without the continued generous support from the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following foundations for their very generous support: The Anschutz Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation Regional, Wells Fargo The Private Bank, The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Venoco, Inc., Denver Office of Economic Development, El Pomar Foundation, John G. Duncan Charitable Trust, The TJX Foundation, NAIOP, Charles Schwab, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, BBVA Compass Foundation, and The Brad Baumgartner Family.
THE ANSCHUTZ FOUNDATION
Charles Schwab volunteers again partnered with Hope to build 14 additional community garden beds the Baumgardner Family Garden at Hidden Brook Apartments. The goal was to provide families in need with fresh food during the summer months. The gardens not only bring fresh, healthy food to residents, but also a sense of personal pride as residents are responsible for planting, weeding, watering and maintaining their garden box.
Hope could not accomplish projects like the community gardens without the support of the amazing Charles Schwab volunteers, and various donors. Hope is thrilled that Charles Schwab employees donated their valuable time to build these garden boxes, and we were once again proud to work alongside of them!
On Thursday, May 28th, Jake’s Food & Spirits has offered to graciously donate 10% of all purchases (before tax) during that business day to Hope Communities. In order for Hope to receive the proceeds from your purchase you must mention Hope Communities. On May 28th, plan on heading on over to Jake’s – it’s all for a great cause! Schedule your business lunches, a family dinner, or just grab a beer and some appetizers after work with your co-workers and friends. PLEASE spread the word, –the more the merrier!
Jake’s is a family friendly sports bar located at 3800 Walnut Street in Denver, just a mile-and-a-half from Coors Field. They are open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night dining and weekend brunch both inside and outside on an enormous, 100-seat, dog-friendly patio.
Thank you Jake’s Food & Spirits for hosting this event benefitting Hope Communities!
Hope Communities would like to thank all of the many donors, and volunteers who participated in the 2014 Holiday Treasure Store. Because of your kindness and generosity, holidays were a happy time for over 400 children. Without your donations, and without your time, this event would not be possible! We hope that you will all participate in 2015!
Hope Communities would like to thank all who contributed on Colorado Gives Day 2014! The thoughtful contributions of many donors will Hope Communities to continue providing programs and services to our residents.
If you did not get a chance to donate to Hope Communities on Colorado Gives Day, it is not too late. You can continue to make your year-end tax deductible donation to Hope Communities by donating directly to Hope Communities, or by visiting the Giving First website. Time is running out so please consider making your donation to Hope Communities today. Your gift will be much appreciated.
Hope Communities is pleased to announce that we are once again conducting our annual Treasure Store toy drive for disadvantaged children in our community. The Treasure Store gives parents the opportunity to select Christmas toys for their children who might not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. We enthusiastically invite you to participate in this heartwarming event.
Hope has asked local businesses to help either through a monetary donation that will be used to purchase toys, or by hosting toy collection boxes. Toy collection boxes have already been placed in corporate offices who are actively encouraging employees to purchase unwrapped gift(s) for children ages 0 to 18 years of age. Hope employees, alongside volunteers from around the area delivered the toy collection boxes to offices during the last week in October. After they are filled, the collection boxes will be picked up December 1st – 4th, and toys will then be sorted, and delivered to the Treasure Store events taking place December 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Last year, generous businesses and employees donated to this worthy cause, brightening Christmas morning for hundreds of children living in Hope Communities, while putting magnificent smiles on the faces of their parents.
If you or your employees wish to participate by making a monetary donation, dropping off a toy, or volunteering to assist with Treasure Store preparations or events, we would be delighted to have you. Please contact Stevie Seewald our Marketing/Event Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Communities Hands For Hope Day is Saturday, September 20, 2014. This is an annual event where over 100 volunteers come together to clean, repair, and paint the homes of needy families, and institutions. In addition to homes, we’ve worked on schools, churches, libraries, parks, and museums in our neighborhood. Usually, the volunteers are small groups from businesses, civic groups, schools, churches, as well as many other groups. We welcome individuals as well.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP? Then put September 20th on your calendar, and contact Mary Dewey the Hands For Hope Coordinator to let her know you are available so she can plan accordingly.
DO YOU NEED HELP? Then submit the name and address of the potential work site for consideration to Mary Dewey.
303 860-7747, ext 135
Hope Communities is proud to have been a part of the 2014 Red Rocks Century Bike Challenge which took place on August 9th, 2014. Working in partnership with corporate sponsors and dedicated riders, money, as well as awareness was raised for both Hope Communities and Can Do MS, and 100% of the proceeds benefitted both non-profit organizations!
The Red Rocks Century offered several routes to ride:
- Century (10,000 foot elevation gain)
- 62 mile Metric Century (6,630 foot elevation gain)
- 53 mile Half Century (5,000 foot elevation gain)
- 33 Mile Challenge Ride (3,300 foot elevation gain)
This ride founded by long time Hope supporter and Real Estate Committee member Brad Benson, is in its 5th year and is considered one of toughest and most scenic Colorado Front Range cycling events. Over 300 riders participated in this year’s event, including Executive Director Larry Fullerton and Board Member Brian Windley, as well as friends of Hope staff and board members. Also riding was Peip Van Huelen, Executive Director of Open World Learning, Hopes office mates.
Volunteers from Hope’s staff and their family manned an aid station, tending to tired and thirsty riders, and also managed a Hope booth at the finish line, offering information about Hope and our good work.
Thanks to all the sponsors, riders and volunteers who make this event work!
Community Gardens Built At Hope Communities Hiddenbrook Property.