‘Phrase of Thanks’ nonprofits highlighted by Subsequent with Kyle Clark in 2022

January 13, 2023

Subsequent’s Phrase of Thanks micro-giving marketing campaign started in June 2020. These are the teams we highlighted in 2023.

DENVER — In June 2020, Subsequent with Kyle Clark’s “Phrase of Thanks” micro-giving marketing campaign started.

Since then, Subsequent viewers have donated thousands and thousands of {dollars} to assist small and medium-sized non-profits in Colorado, together with emergency assist for migrant teams, sending provides to Ukraine, and elevating funds for the survivors of the Membership Q taking pictures. This 12 months, we handed the $10 million mark.

The challenge is ongoing, as we glance to assist much more of our neighbors every week.

  • You possibly can check out the teams we helped in 2020 right here.
  • You possibly can check out the teams we helped in 2021 right here.
  • You possibly can see our present work in right here.

>> 2022 tax info: In case you’re searching for the tax ID for any of those causes, we compiled a listing with each.

12/28/22 | Newcomers Fund: How one can assist the 1000’s of migrants who’ve come to Denver was one of the fixed questions we heard in December. There have been a wide range of small nonprofits engaged on this, and this marketing campaign was one centralized means to assist. The Newcomers Fund was a joint effort to assist all the varied nonprofits aiding migrants coming to and thru Colorado.

The migrants’ quick wants had been shelter, heat garments, and meals, plus medical look after individuals who have generally spent months making a harmful journey north. Long term wants will embrace assist discovering housing and paying lease deposits, transportation, and neighborhood navigation getting settled. After 150 days, asylum candidates can file for work authorization, they usually’ll need assistance discovering jobs.

Nobody group was in a position to deal with all these wants, however many stepped as much as assist. The nonprofit Rose Neighborhood Basis, in partnership with the state and the Metropolis of Denver, created the fund to assist these fleeing violence and looking for a brand new life right here. The organizers of the Newcomers Fund say they’re going to rapidly get cash out the door to nonprofits and authorities businesses offering companies. The migrants and asylum seekers coming to and thru Denver have been welcomed by so many teams and organizations. That is our likelihood to help the Coloradans supporting them. You raised over $70,000 for our new neighbors.

12/21/22 | Colorado Secure Parking Initiative: There have been Coloradans who spend the night time within the vehicles within the brutal chilly this night time as they had been in between locations to remain. There is a nonprofit that works to make that as protected as attainable and assist Coloradans discover locations to reside so they are not roughing it of their vehicles.

The Colorado Secure Parking Initiative is a nonprofit that gives individuals with a safe place to park, loos, a technique to clean up earlier than going to work within the morning. About half of the individuals who use their parking tons are working, they simply do not have the funds for for housing. Practically all of them are experiencing homelessness for the primary time and simply making an attempt to bridge a downturn of their luck.

The Colorado Secure Parking Initiative opened loads in Commerce Metropolis that’s just for households with kids residing of their autos. Their purpose on extraordinarily chilly nights is to supply individuals motel rooms. For many who need to stick with their vehicles, they supplied sleeping baggage and different chilly climate gear. The subsequent few nights had been dangerously chilly for Coloradans residing of their vehicles, dropping right down to -25 levels. The Colorado Secure Parking Initiative was there for them on these nights and lots of nights to come back. You raised over $118,000 to maintain individuals heat and protected throughout the chilly.

12/14/22 | A Valuable Youngster: A Valuable Youngster offered greater than 13,000 vacation items for teenagers in Colorado final 12 months. They’d a listing of 13,750 youngsters lined, however one other 4,000 kids in want had been referred to their emergency record. You pulled this off in 2021 for youngsters in our neighborhood. In 2022, we did it once more. A Valuable Youngster serves youngsters all around the metro space and up into Northern Colorado. A significant focus of their work are items, birthday items and vacation items, as a result of they know a present tells a baby they’re cherished.

The names are available from faculties, shelters, different service suppliers who determine kids who may go with out a present this vacation season. You raised over $90,000 to get items to kids.

12/7/22 | Neighborhood Desk: Somebody informed the non-profit Neighborhood Desk in Jefferson County, “Whenever you’re hungry, it is troublesome to give attention to a lot else.”

For these of us lucky sufficient to solely know starvation as an occasional inconvenience, not a day-to-day downside, we nonetheless know it is true. That is why we partnered with 9Cares Colorado Shares to assist Neighborhood Desk feed Coloradans, as a result of it truly is about ensuring individuals have sufficient to eat, to allow them to accomplish every thing else in life. Neighborhood Desk’s purpose is self-sufficiency, and starvation stands in the way in which of that.

Neighborhood Desk has a consumer alternative pantry the place individuals can store for the meals of their alternative as no value. They provide drive-through and walk-up good containers for individuals to tackle Saturdays, and a cell pantry that goes to senior housing and locations the place seasonal farmworkers reside. Neighborhood Desk’s been at this in Arvada and North Jeffco since 1982 – they know what works. They pair their meals applications with lease and medical invoice assist, a neighborhood well being clinic, and even dental care. They do loads as a result of they know the necessity is nice, they usually know find out how to meet it. You raised over $23,000 to serve up hope this season.

11/30/22 | Buddies of Denver Housing Authority: We have purchased a vacation present for each youngster in Denver’s public housing for 2 years in a row, and in 2022 we made it three. We helped the non-profit Buddies of Denver Housing Authority with its purpose to purchase a vacation present for each child they serve. It really works like this: Mother and father signal as much as obtain a present for his or her youngster. They go on the record within the order they join. The non-profit basis that helps households in Denver public housing will purchase items for the children on the record within the order they join till their funds run out. That is the place we are available.

For the final three years, we have made positive the funds do not run out in order that no household in Denver’s public housing is turned away in the event that they’re looking for a vacation present for his or her youngster. Your generosity has been so overwhelming that for 2 years you’ve got not solely bought a present for each youngster in Denver’s public housing, you’ve got bought items for teenagers in Denver’s Part 8 housing, which is privately-owned housing for households with low incomes. You raised over $79,000 to get youngsters in Denver public housing items for the vacations.

11/22/22 | Colorado Therapeutic FundRepeatedly – you got here by means of with love, help, and generosity for Coloradans dealing with the unimaginable. We did it once more for the victims’ households and survivors of the Membership Q taking pictures.

The Colorado Therapeutic Fund was created years in the past by sufferer advocates in Colorado for moments like this. When one thing horrible impacts our neighborhood and so many individuals need to assist, need to give to a trusted supply that will likely be clear and accountable about the place the cash goes as wants are recognized and met. The Colorado Therapeutic Fund did this after the Boulder grocery retailer taking pictures, disbursing the overwhelming majority of donations to victims’ help organizations to go to victims’ households and survivors and remaining funds to help the neighborhood impacted.

The Colorado Therapeutic Fund instantly moved $50,000 out the door to help victims of the Membership Q taking pictures as the primary donations had been arriving. Our donations to the Colorado Therapeutic Fund will assist meet quick wants, like funds for memorial companies, medical bills, journey prices for households – after which go to satisfy later wants that have not even been imagined at this level. We despatched a robust message that hate just isn’t welcome in Colorado, that we maintain the victims’ households and survivors shut, and that we’ll do no matter we are able to to assist them heal. You raised over $122,000 for households of victims and survivors of the Membership Q taking pictures.

11/16/22 | Higher Park Hill Neighborhood IncWe picked up the price of Thanksgiving dinner for tons of of households with the Thanksgiving dinner challenge of the non-profit Higher Park Hill Neighborhood, and all their different work to feed their neighborhood and past.

The non-profit delivered tons of of Thanksgiving meal containers to locations the place they know they’re wanted in Northeast Denver: to colleges, to low-income condo complexes, to households which have a relationship with their meals financial institution. They do greater than Thanksgiving on the subject of combating starvation. Their volunteer-run meals pantry has distributed practically 10,000 meals this week. They run a free farm stand with recent produce within the rising months and a weekend meals program for college kids who depend on meals from college. You raised over $41,000 to set the desk and make the vacations particular for tons of of households.

11/9/22 | Meals for HopeAs we ready for the Thanksgiving season, you heard loads about starvation in Colorado. One in six youngsters do not get sufficient diet at residence, and about one in three Coloradans wrestle with starvation.
All month, our campaigns partnered with our 9Cares ColoradoShares meals drive to assist non-profits making an impression.

We received issues began with the non-profit Meals for Hope, which embeds its meals banks inside faculties in Adams County. They create the meals to colleges as a result of college counselors will help them determine households that could be struggling to get sufficient to eat. It is a straightforward place for fogeys to select up meals after they’re selecting up their youngsters and excessive schoolers can store for his or her households.

Nearly half of scholars in Adams County qualify at no cost or lowered value meals, in order that they depend on getting meals in school. Meals for Hope makes positive they’ll additionally take meals residence for the evenings and weekends and for his or her entire households. They do that by means of their in-school meals banks, weekend take-home baggage, and an annual Thanksgiving dinner distribution. You raised over $28,000 to assist feed Colorado.

11/2/22 | Colorado Group for Sufferer HelpColorado’s rising crime charge strained this state in ways in which we are able to see and methods we won’t. The non-profit that runs Colorado’s Crime Sufferer Emergency Fund allotted a lot cash serving to crime victims in 2022 that they needed to ration funds considerably within the final two months of the 12 months.

The Crime Sufferer Emergency Fund tries to alleviate the monetary burden that may include being the goal of against the law. All of the referrals have to come back from official sources, like home violence shelters, police, or prosecutors. The non-profit Colorado Group for Sufferer Help will pay for a lodge room as a protected place to remain, shifting bills if against the law sufferer must relocate for his or her security, choose up a lease test if the perpetrator was the one paying the payments, that form of factor. It isn’t inside our particular person energy to cease Colorado’s rising crime, however it’s inside our energy tonight to assist these most impacted. You raised over $15,000 to assist crime victims recuperate.

10/26/22 | Grand Basis: Within the months following the Marshall Fireplace and the lack of 1,000 houses in Boulder County, we heard from among the tons of of Coloradans who misplaced houses within the East Troublesome Fireplace in Grand County. They informed us they felt forgotten. Not practically as a lot cash was raised to assist their neighborhood, and their rebuilding course of has additionally been painfully gradual. The Grand Basis’s Wildfire Emergency Fund will proceed the work that has taken years and can take years extra.

The non-profit has distributed greater than $3 million raised to assist the individuals who misplaced houses, which fits to mess removing and restoring the land. They’re sincere: The cash that continues to be is not going to final years extra, just like the restoration will. 366 houses had been destroyed. Rebuilding permits have solely been issued for a couple of third up to now. Grand County, its individuals, and its land have an extended restoration forward. You raised over $22,000 to assist households rebuild after tragedy.

10/19/22 | Worldwide Listening to Canine, Inc.: Arduous of listening to and Deaf Coloradans who beforehand had their listening to will speak about how the world turns into troublesome to navigate, scary (particularly for ladies going out alone) and discouraging.

Worldwide Listening to Canine Inc., primarily based in Adams County, trains service canine to help these Coloradans. That is intense, years-long coaching that begins after they’re puppies, usually from shelters. They’re educated to be a listening to canine, to behave as somebody’s ears at residence, at work, in school, and out and round. The canine are particularly educated for every particular person’s particular person wants, like what sounds they have to be alerted to.

As a result of the method is so private, coaching one canine particularly for one particular person, it is time intensive and costly, however the result’s life altering. These service canine make the work simpler to navigate, much less harmful, much less lonely. Worldwide Listening to Canine helps Coloradans maintain onto their independence, confidence, and reference to others. Our help helped them practice extra canine for extra of our neighbors. You raised over $31,000 to assist join Coloradans to those canine and alter lives.

10/12/22 | Servicios de la Raza’s VISTAS ProgramGetting out of an abusive relationship is a nightmare, irrespective of the place you might be or the place you are from. When survivors of home abuse and different violence face points getting assist in a small city, or overcoming a language barrier, the VISTAS program is there for them. The VISTAS program is a statewide challenge from the nonprofit Servicios de la Raza. VISTAS offers English and Spanish talking help for Coloradans impacted by home violence, sexual assault, stalking and different crimes.

These assets embrace a 24-hour hotline, counseling and psychological well being help, lodge vouchers to get somebody out of a scary scenario, and even somebody to stroll aspect by aspect by means of the courtroom course of. Generally individuals need assistance for just a few days. Generally, it is a number of years value of help.

They preserve households protected when the isolation of being in a small city the place everybody is aware of everybody or not talking English may work to a perpetrator’s benefit. Their purpose was so as to add extra workers to serve the rising want for his or her work to guard Coloradans dealing with violence at residence. You raised over $16,000 for survivors to get the assets they want.

10/5/22 | Sense of SafetyWe see a number of pink every October, and there are nationwide non-profits within the battle towards breast most cancers, however we wished to inform you a couple of small, native non-profit that has a direct impression on the lives of Coloradans with breast most cancers. Sense of Safety grants cash to breast most cancers sufferers as their value of their therapy and different bills exceeds their month-to-month incomes. The ladies it helps are relieved of among the stress and concern that may take away from what actually issues: their well being.

The non-profit pays $500 value of payments per 30 days and pays them immediately. This may be for lease, a automobile fee, a mortgage, a light-weight invoice, groceries. As ladies in Colorado are in a battle for his or her lives, Sense of Safety helps take among the monetary stress off their households. You raised over $26,000 for ladies’s well being.

9/28/22 | Spirit of the SolarThere is a nonprofit in Colorado that works to strengthen Native American communities each on reservations and in city areas like Denver. Womxn-led group Spirit of the Solar has a selected give attention to the pursuits, and the wants, of their youth and their elders. 

Meals is a selected focus. First, they train Native youth about regenerative farming and conventional practices. They’re including new plots of land at space farms to develop their very own corn, tomatoes, and garlic. Then, every week, they collect their very own meals and donated produce to construct meals containers for elders in the neighborhood and households with younger kids.

They will even ship the meals if that is what the neighborhood member wants.
Spirit of the Solar’s work goes far past simply rising and distributing meals to individuals in want. They run monetary literacy applications for the Native American neighborhood and outside explorations to assist younger individuals study their indigenous identification. You raised over $16,0000 for an usually underserved neighborhood.

9/21/22 | Nathan Yip BasisThe non-profit Nathan Yip Basis’s work offers grants to lecturers in rural school rooms. Up to now, the non-profit funded a playground for the Kwiyagat college on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation. They funded an auto mechanic program in Peyton, southeast of Parker. They received musical devices for a faculty in Byers, and drones for highschool science lessons out in Eads.

They collected purposes from rural lecturers, and listed here are among the concepts we hope we helped fund:

  • A instructor in Bennett who wished to begin a wildfire science program to show environmental science – and certify seniors as entry degree firefighters.
  • An artwork instructor within the tiny city of Joes who wanted to interchange a ceramics kiln to proceed what the instructor says is her college students’ favourite a part of class.
  • A instructor who wished to buy digital actuality headsets so youngsters in her rural space can discover the work atmosphere of careers that do not exist of their a part of Colorado.

You raised over $30,000 for rural lecturers and college students.

9/14/22 | Resilience1220The most typical reason for demise for teenagers in Colorado is suicide, and Kids’s Hospital declared it a state of emergency.
September is suicide prevention month, so we wished to assist. 

Resilience1220 is a company that immediately connects younger individuals within the foothills with free psychological well being care. The non-profit says the principle factor they’re combating is the stigma of getting assist. They do it by getting youngsters to encourage their mates to hunt assist, and by households searching for his or her neighbors, referring them to a free useful resource at no cost, simply assist. They supply counseling and help teams for younger individuals, their households, and educators within the foothills of Jefferson County, Clear Creek, Park, and Gilpin counties.

They’ve specialised counseling for teenagers who’re grieving and LGBTQ+ youth, however in addition they placed on applications by means of faculties and recreation facilities for youngsters who’re doing superb…till they are not. You raised greater than $18,000 to succeed in youngsters struggling to get assist.

9/7/22 | Animal Rescue of the RockiesColorado’s animal shelters had been overflowing with canine and cats surrendered by their homeowners. Shelters are racing to seek out houses for as many pets as attainable, however there are animals euthanized day by day. There is a non-profit that will get the lists of canine and cats scheduled for euthanasia and races to get as many as attainable positioned in foster houses. Animal Rescue of the Rockies saves pets up and down the Entrance Vary and within the Excessive Nation.

The non-profit will get tons of of requests per week, which is extra animals than they’ll presently save. Usually they’re going to be informed a day and time that units a deadline to assert a canine earlier than it’s euthanized. Their largest value is veterinary care. If there are two pets scheduled for euthanasia, and one has a very treatable medical situation, they usually have to go away that animal behind and save the opposite. You raised greater than $93,000 to assist overcrowded animal shelters.

8/31/22 | Huge Metropolis MountaineersFor many years, a non-profit in Colorado has been taking youngsters from underserved communities on adventures within the excessive nation, as a result of so many younger Coloradans can see the mountains, however not often go there. Now that non-profit is making an attempt to show the expertise of a lifetime into profession paths.

So many Coloradans escaped into nature throughout the pandemic.
For some households – value, schedules, and unfamiliarity with the outside – saved their youngsters from the identical experiences.

Huge Metropolis Mountaineers takes youth organizations and faculty teams from underserved communities alongside the Entrance Vary on guided wilderness experiences, constructing a love of nature and a way of confidence – that the outside are for everybody.

Now they’re making a Leaders in Coaching program, so younger individuals who had been impressed by their time within the excessive nation can get related with profession fields and corporations that need to rent from a extra various cross part of the neighborhood.
As a result of once more, Colorado’s open air are for all of us, and getting younger individuals from underrepresented communities into the park and forest service, and outside recreation firms, will open doorways for much more Coloradans.

You raised greater than $17,000 to assist youngsters discover the outside and the long run it gives them.

8/24/22 | Getting old Sources of Douglas CountyDouglas County is likely one of the wealthiest counties in Colorado by any measure. That may lead us to overlook there are low-income Coloradans in Douglas County struggling to get by, particularly older individuals in rural areas. Getting old Sources of Douglas County helps older Coloradans in Douglas County with transportation, yard work, and sizzling meals at residence. For among the individuals they serve, it is the one human contact or companionship they’re going to see over the course of per week.

They began a brand new program to supply each a sizzling meal and assist round the home on the identical time. A hand that does the small issues that may permit seniors to age at residence, the place they need to be. Our donations helped them develop this work to extra rural areas, the place a 20-minute drive to a grocery retailer is out of the query for some seniors.

They are not simply combating starvation. They’re combating isolation and loneliness. And so they’re combating the misunderstanding that everybody in Douglas County is well-off and does not need assistance. So many people know an older one that is in our life – or was in our life – and would profit from a frequent go to, a sizzling meal, a hand round the home. You raised greater than $16,000 for older individuals’s independence.

8/17/22 | The Ma Kaing Scholarship FundWish to see the American Dream at work? Go to the East Colfax neighborhood. Immigrants and refugees from around the globe are attempting to construct protected, productive lives for his or her households there. It’s a neighborhood that cried out for assist after the killing of Ma Kaing, longtime neighborhood chief. She was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she unloaded her groceries. Her son and their neighbors are pleading for assist with public security, and for alternatives for a greater life that they got here to this nation to seek out.

We heard that immigrant advocates had been making an attempt to place collectively faculty scholarships for individuals in that neighborhood. They’d gathered sufficient cash to assist 4 individuals. We constructed on that collectively. In partnership with the nonprofits of the Refugee Motion Coalition, our Phrase of Thanks donations established The Ma Kaing Scholarship Fund.

The Ma Kaing Scholarships will likely be rewarded to immigrants and refugees who’re coming into increased schooling. These are newly welcomed Coloradans who need to put their skills and extra schooling to make use of in supporting our communities. They’ve heard from college students who plan to review early childhood schooling, nursing, neurosurgery, engineering, educating, enterprise. You raised greater than $29,323 to offer scholarships that can gasoline desires.

8/10/22 | 3Hopeful HeartsWhen a household in Northern Colorado loses a baby — irrespective of the circumstance, irrespective of the age — they discover sudden help and friendship with a bunch of households who know that ache. The nonprofit 3Hopeful Hearts expanded its work to present households a path by means of grief.

Youngsters who’ve misplaced a sibling collect at Camp Braveheart, the place they spend time with different youngsters who perceive what they are going by means of and study coping abilities. The nonprofit additionally holds {couples}’ retreats led by bereaved dad and mom, who information {couples} by means of grieving a baby whereas making an attempt to carry their marriage, and their household, collectively. 3Hopeful Hearts wished to develop its help applications to incorporate household retreats, the place dad and mom and their surviving kids might collect with different households who’ve additionally misplaced a baby and work to seek out hope after their loss. You raised greater than $22,000 to assist households discover a means ahead.

8/3/22 | Educator EmporiumFor back-to-school time in Colorado, lecturers and different college workers often paid out of their very own pockets for issues their college students’ households cannot afford. We helped out Aurora Public Faculties’ Educator Emporium, primarily a retailer crammed with new college provides. There, Aurora Faculties educators might “store” at no cost for no matter their college students want. These had been no-cost, model new college provides for all grade ranges.

Academics from 50 faculties throughout the district got here in 2021. They usually cease in mid-year to seek out college provides for brand spanking new college students, or to interchange what households couldn’t afford to buy partway by means of the 12 months. The necessity in that district is excessive. About 74% of Aurora’s college students get free or lowered value lunch. The parents behind the Educator Emporium mentioned educators are spending a mean of $750 of their very own cash on college provides for his or her classroom. You raised greater than $45,000 to provide college students and lecturers with issues they want.

7/27/22 | The Park Individuals: On July 15, we talked concerning the lack of shade bushes in Denver’s low-income neighborhoods. And since this Subsequent neighborhood is superior, a ton of you wrote in asking the identical query: How can I assist? Right here’s your reply: supporting The Park Individuals, a non-profit that has planted greater than 60,000 bushes in Denver.

This group crops bushes that can present a long time of advantages for Coloradans like shade, cleaner air and a house for animals. These are free bushes for public areas like parks and low-cost bushes that folks can plant at residence. On 7/27 they introduced a brand new technique to develop that work and deal with Denver’s scarcity of city forestry staff. Treeforce is an apprenticeship program by which individuals with boundaries to employment get an opportunity to study planting and pruning abilities. This could result in work in an trade that wants extra individuals to maintain extra bushes. You raised greater than $18,000 to maintain Denver inexperienced.

7/20/22 | The GrowHausThe GrowHaus fights starvation in Denver’s Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. These are communities within the shadow of the Suncor plant’s air pollution, the I-70 development and generations of disinvestment. We wished to assist.

GrowHaus sees meals entry because the “entry level” to a more healthy neighborhood, in each sense of the time period. They are saying it is about dignity and meals justice. Households there usually work a number of jobs, and it is a drive to the closest grocery store. GrowHaus delivers, similar to a grocery service. The nonprofit hires individuals from the neighborhood for this work, so it is meals entry plus job talent coaching — like advertising and marketing, pc abilities and language acquisition. You raised greater than $27,000 to battle starvation in Denver.

7/13/22 | Pricey Jack Basis: You’re doubtless acquainted with Make-A-Want, the non-profit that grants particular requests to youngsters with most cancers. Nicely, younger adults get most cancers, too, they usually usually really feel forgotten. That is why we supported the Pricey Jack Basis, primarily based in Littleton.

These sufferers don’t qualify for help applications for teenagers, they usually’re far youthful than most Individuals dealing with a most cancers analysis. These are Coloradans who get the analysis proper at that second in life after they had massive plans for faculty, profession or beginning a household. The non-profit gives these most cancers sufferers help applications with individuals their very own age.

Pricey Jack additionally has a LifeList program – one thing like grown-up Make-A-Want. Uroosa, for instance, requested for assist sustaining her actual property enterprise whereas combating abdomen most cancers. Laura requested for a profession counselor to assist her discover a profession whereas she battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. LifeList helps individuals with the bills of ending their schooling, discovering a rewarding job or with household planning that takes on added uncertainty with most cancers. You raised greater than $26,600 for younger adults with most cancers.

7/6/22 | Colorado Nationwide Guard Basis: For the 4th of July, we thanked Colorado’s Nationwide Guard households. These donations offered monetary help to Guard households who run into hardships, particularly when somebody within the household is deployed abroad.

The Colorado Nationwide Guard Basis is an all-volunteer non-profit, in order that they maximize donations within the types of interest-free loans and grants to Guard members and their households after they run into monetary hardships and household emergencies. It could possibly be a medical downside, a pure catastrophe, a demise within the household, a late paycheck. The non-profit steps in to face by our Guard households, notably in instances when a deployment provides additional pressure. You raised greater than $13,600 for Nationwide Guard households.

6/29/22 | Mile Excessive Workshop: Even on this job market, there are Coloradans who need to work, but are having problem discovering employment. Three in 10 Coloradans have a barrier to employment, and that’s why Phrase of Thanks featured Mile Excessive Workshop. This can be a non-profit in Denver that works with these Coloradans, whether or not they’re popping out of incarceration, or habit or homelessness. These are neighbors who need to work however may need hassle getting an employer to take an opportunity on them.

Mile Excessive Workshop offers them the chance to do transitional work. They’ve a contract manufacturing facility that really works with a number of model names you realize. When Coloradans work with them on these tasks, they succeed, their households succeed, and our neighborhood is stronger. This group offers a primary step again into the workforce for Coloradans who want that productive facet however have one thing standing of their means. You raised greater than $15,600 to assist Coloradans discover jobs.

6/22/22 | Envision: You: We all know Colorado has a psychological well being disaster as of late, and as Denver celebrated Delight in June, we acknowledged the particular challenges the LGBTQ+ neighborhood faces. Envision: You is the one statewide nonprofit devoted to enhancing the psychological well being of LGBTQ Coloradans.

“Popping out is commonly met with emotionally devastating impacts,” Envision: You says. “Dwelling totally and safely whereas embracing our identification ought to be a actuality for all LGBTQ+ individuals. But LGBTQ+ people expertise pervasive trauma and stress that has critical penalties for psychological well being and well-being.”

Envision: You gives workshops to attach younger individuals in that neighborhood to their dad and mom in wholesome, productive methods. The group additionally gives peer help teams, encourages individuals to take inventory of their psychological well being and to hunt well being if acceptable and trains behavioral well being care suppliers on greatest practices. Their work stretches from rural Colorado to Denver. You raised greater than $13,000 to help LGBTQ+ psychological well being.

6/15/22 | Montbello Farm-Faculty CommunityThere are households in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood who wrestle to place meals on the desk. There are children within the neighborhood who need summer time work — not only for enjoyable cash, however to offer for his or her households. There are individuals at Montbello Farm-Faculty Community, a challenge of the non-profit Montbello Organizing Committee, working to resolve each issues without delay.

The community consists of eight school-based farms and the Montbello City Farm. Annually, they end up greater than 10,000 kilos of recent produce to go to meals pantries within the neighborhood.

In the summertime months, younger individuals are employed to work on the farm. The pinnacle of the non-profit behind the challenge informed us only in the near past a couple of younger man who works with them, who requested if they might receives a commission bi-weekly as an alternative of month-to-month. It’s as a result of household wanted his paycheck to make ends meet. Via this setup, he will get a job, and his neighborhood, together with his household, will get recent produce at no-cost to them. You raised greater than $20,000 to place meals on the desk and supply jobs for households.

6/8/22 | Meals Financial institution of the Rockies: This marketing campaign helped Meals Financial institution of the Rockies buy recent vegetables and fruit from Colorado’s farms to inventory meals banks for our neighbors in want. The growers embrace Talbott Farms in Palisade, Hirakata Farms in Rocky Ford and DiSanti Farms in Pueblo — farms which have additionally been identified to donate produce to Meals Financial institution of the Rockies.

Our donations can each help native farmers, and ensure our neighbors who go to Meals Financial institution of the Rockies’ tons of of companions have entry to recent vegetables and fruit. As the price of produce has elevated, Meals Financial institution of the Rockies has drastically scaled up how a lot it buys, realizing how vital recent produce is for Coloradans’ well being. They spent triple what they did on recent produce in 2019.  You raised greater than $31,000 to help Colorado’s farm households and households in want of meals help on the identical time.

6/1/22 | Moms’ Milk Financial institution: Due to the infant formulation scarcity, households known as Moms’ Milk Financial institution in Denver asking how a lot cash they might pay to get donor breast milk. However that is not how their system works. The non-profit that is been saving the lives of newborns in Colorado for many years is working to maintain infants fed with donations.

We supported Moms’ Milk Financial institution because it meets the wants of infants and households, whether or not that is milk or different life necessities. This system’s first precedence is getting donated milk examined, screened and out to hospitals, the place infants in NICUs want it to reside. Our donations funded the sliding scale monetary help for low-income households, and Moms’ Milk Financial institution used our greenbacks for outreach to persuade extra prepared and ready moms to donate surplus milk. Additionally they present emergency help fund for low-income households bringing residence a new child. You raised greater than $50,000 to feed the infants.

5/25/22 | Angels of America’s Fallen: Whereas individuals paused on Memorial Day weekend to recollect those that gave their lives for this nation, there are additionally households in Colorado who do not want a day devoted to remembrance. There is a non-profit devoted to standing by these households known as Angels of America’s Fallen, a non-profit in Colorado Springs that works with younger individuals throughout our state who misplaced a navy of first responder dad or mum.

This group desires to help these younger Coloradans notably as a result of they could be extra weak to substance abuse, despair or suicide. To do that, the group often honors fallen heroes by supporting the desires of their kids. Sports activities, music, the humanities — no matter their ardour, Angels guarantees to foot the invoice yearly till a baby turns 18. These youngsters are additionally paired with mentors to encourage their desires and to look out for his or her psychological well being.

Moreover, this group gives peer help to the adults who just lately misplaced their partner. This group helps individuals nationwide, however any donations made by means of Phrase of Thanks had been earmarked to remain in Colorado. You raised greater than $27,500 for the households of the fallen.

5/18/22 | Colorado Horse Rescue: Coloradans’ love for animals is a part of what makes this state particular, or so we prefer to say. The truth is that when once-beloved home horses are too outdated or too injured to be ridden, they’re usually deserted to be euthanized or offered for slaughter. However there are Coloradans working to seek out houses for lovely horses which have a number of life left after somebody has determined they’re disposable. Colorado Horse Rescue saves horses which are destined to die and finds them new, loving houses.

Caring for horses is dear. That’s why Colorado Horse Rescue strives to discover a good residence for every horse with no judgment for the prior proprietor. Two-thirds of their horses are surrendered by former homeowners. One-third are saved from kill patrons at public sale, the place the non-profit bids towards individuals planning to ship the horses to slaughterhouses. The parents at Colorado Horse Rescue mentioned one thing about their work that was notably placing: When the canine we love are too outdated to hike with us anymore, we do not euthanize them. However pet horses that may’t be ridden are sometimes solid apart and killed. You raised greater than $52,000 to present horses a greater life.

5/11/22 | Bridging the Hole: When younger Coloradans age out of the foster care system, they want help to succeed. Perhaps this implies profession counseling or assist ending their schooling. For the foster youngsters who age out of the system as dad and mom, it may additionally imply they need assistance with childcare to focus or work or college.

Mile Excessive United Approach’s Bridging the Hole program particularly helps former foster youngsters going by means of this transition. This challenge helps discover protected and steady housing for the younger individuals who want it and will get them the additional sustained help they want. Bridging the Hole has an eight-year monitor report of serving to on this means, however certainly one of their greatest challenges is discovering the housing. They only bought a 25-unit constructing and younger individuals are shifting on this month. Bridging the Hole’s coaches and counselors will likely be on website on the constructing.

Youngsters leaving foster care might marvel if the world — if Colorado — cares about them. Bridging the Hole proves we do. Bridging the Hole tells youngsters popping out of foster care that their neighborhood desires them to succeed, and we’re in alongside them for the long-haul. You raised greater than $39,000 to point out teenagers ageing out of foster care that Colorado cares.

5/4/22 | Week 100 of Phrase of ThanksWe didn’t know what Phrase of Thanks would develop into when it launched in 2020, however this marked Week 100 of the micro-giving challenge (if we are able to even name it that anymore). For week 100, we partnered with a bunch of girls in our neighborhood who do one thing much like us. They pool their donations to make a big impression for non-profits. They name themselves Impact100.

In Week 100, we gave they usually gave. And we’re going to focus on three nonprofits at one time. This can be a likelihood to present to a couple of trigger with a single donation and every greenback will likely be evenly break up amongst these teams:

  • The Studying Supply helps adults in our neighborhood study English, or get a GED, or enhance their math abilities. It offers a pathway to self-improvement to get a greater job, put together for faculty and reach Colorado. (Study extra about them right here.)
  • Volunteers for Outside Colorado rallies volunteers to maintain this state’s lovely pure assets. From Denver to the Western Slope, they plant bushes, work on wildfire restoration, shield habitats for wildlife and construct trails. (Study extra about them right here.)
  • Mi Casa Useful resource Middle supercharges concepts into entrepreneurship, serving to ladies, minorities, immigrants, and households with restricted assets as they they reach schooling, new careers, and beginning their very own companies. (Study extra about them right here.)

These teams have three totally different missions to enhance our state. Impact100 gave $100,000 of what they raised to certainly one of these teams and break up the remainder of the donations they elevate between the opposite two. You raised greater than $37,000 for Week 100.

4/27/22 | Serving to Arms: The nonprofit Las Animas Serving to Arms is one place in southeastern Colorado the place our neighbors in want can go for no matter emergency help they require, whether or not that’s meals, assist with an power invoice or affording a prescription. In a single case, a lady got here to them asking for assist to buy only a $20 auto half from a junkyard that her son might set up, however neither of them might afford.

That’s the form of work Serving to Arms has been doing within the Bent County neighborhood for greater than a decade. They guess they assist one in 5 individuals there. Moreover, the all-volunteer nonprofit offers finances counseling to get individuals on a path towards self-sufficiency. The variety of households coming to Serving to Arms for emergency help has been rising a further 40-50% per 12 months, the nonprofit says, as households proceed to expertise the drought, lack of employers and jobs, and rising power and healthcare prices in southeastern Colorado. You raised greater than $25,000 for households struggling within the southeast.

4/20/22 | Veterans Neighborhood Venture: There’s a brand new growth beginning development in Colorado, they usually’re searching for just one form of resident: veterans who don’t have a spot to reside. The Veterans Neighborhood Venture will likely be a protected place for veterans to transition out of homelessness and get assist with habit and psychological well being challenges.

That is occurring in Longmont: image a village of 26 small houses on two acres surrounding a neighborhood heart. Every place will likely be totally furnished with objects the veterans take with them after they transition to everlasting housing. However first, they obtain the customized help they should deal with the foundation causes of their homelessness.  That is all in an atmosphere that honors their service to our nation and gives understanding and help. Veterans Neighborhood Venture constructed certainly one of these villages in Kansas Metropolis, offering one on one help to assist veterans out of homelessness and information them for a 12 months after they depart the village. You raised greater than $31,400 to assist home veterans.

4/13/22 | Brothers RedevelopmentLoads of Coloradans are having a troublesome time discovering a brand new place on this housing market. There’s a means older Coloradans and folks with disabilities can keep of their present houses, and residential modification and restore program operated by the Brothers Redevelopment non-profit will help.

This challenge will help individuals who need assistance keep of their houses by making mandatory repairs and enhancements. Their workforce takes on 300 of those tasks a 12 months, including accessible options to houses like wheelchair ramps and roll-in showers. There are additionally security enhancements like plumbing and electrical repairs, and exterior upkeep, too.

The non-profit spends about $5,000 on every of those residence modification and restore tasks. It’s cash properly spent if it means somebody can keep of their residence safely and comfortably. These residence modifications can forestall somebody being compelled to go away a house they love. These residence repairs can make sure that these houses are protected. You raised greater than $52,400 for protected housing.

3/30/22 | Ralston Home: Many Coloradans doubtless know the work of Ralston Home, the non-profit the place youngsters go after they have been abused or witnessed violence. It is the place the place educated, compassionate consultants assist them share their story, discover justice and start therapeutic. It is the place youngsters in our neighborhood go after struggling the unthinkable. They have been busier than ever within the final 12 months.

The non-profit works with regulation enforcement businesses, human companies and district lawyer’s places of work within the 1st and seventeenth judicial districts, which cowl Adams, Broomfield, Gilpin and Jefferson counties. It usually conducts greater than 1,000 forensic interviews and medical exams for youngsters and youths yearly. Ralston Home additionally offers schooling and outreach to most people on methods to stop youngster abuse. You raised greater than $31,000 to assist kids heal. 

3/30/22 | Animal Buddies Alliance: Coloradans love pets a lot that we love different state’s pets, too. There are animals which have achieved nothing incorrect apart from being up for adoption in a state that also euthanizes vital numbers of adoptable pets. The fortunate ones get transferred right here to Colorado, and to the Animal Buddies Alliance, a non-profit in Fort Collins devoted to discovering a house for each pet that comes into their shelter. They remodel animals’ lives, to allow them to ultimately remodel individuals’s lives.

This group has been round for 15 years. When the decision is available in that there are adoptable pets someplace that simply want an opportunity to reside lengthy sufficient to satisfy the correct proprietor, Animal Buddies Alliance can carry them right here for care. If for any motive an individual can not preserve a pet they adopted from this shelter, Animal Buddies Alliance will take again the pet, too. Additionally they have plans to develop with a particular focus making an attempt to maintain animals out of shelters to start with by means of a low-cost vet clinic and a pet meals pantry for low-income households. You raised greater than $50,000 to rework animals’ lives.

3/23/22 | There With CareWhen life is upended by a baby’s life-threatening analysis, a whole household feels the load of that. There With Care, a non-profit with its headquarters in Boulder, helps households with the surge of bills that include having a significantly sick youngster.

After a referral from hospital social staff, There With Care is available in with gasoline playing cards to cowl the price of driving to and from therapy on a regular basis, grocery deliveries and even emergency lease help if one dad or mum has to cease working to maintain a sick youngster.

There With Care informed us the “vital and sudden” enhance in the price of gasoline and groceries currently has impacted their work. Moreover, there is a vital surge in demand for assist due to immunocompromised youngsters who received sick throughout the pandemic. The non-profit has achieved this work for 17 years in Colorado, serving to tons of of households every day. You raised greater than $27,500 to assist households dealing with these difficulties.

3/16/22 | Venture C.U.R.EFor the primary time, your Phrase of Thanks marketing campaign benefited individuals exterior of Colorado, however with the assistance of a Colorado non-profit. There are few Coloradans able to immediately assist Ukrainians throughout the battle. Venture C.U.R.E. is doing it. Donations supported this the Centennial-based non-profit that is sending medical provides to Ukraine.

For many years, Venture C.U.R.E. has despatched medical provides and gear to locations around the globe the place they’re desperately wanted. That has lengthy included Ukraine. These packages embrace tourniquets, objects to deal with blunt power trauma and even full ICU beds than may be arrange and operated wherever wanted. Venture C.U.R.E. has contacts holding the availability strains open, even because the battle rages, to allow them to save lives in Ukraine. Additionally they have a backup plan if the borders near pivot to serving to Ukrainians in refugee camps in Moldova and Romania. You raised greater than $431,000 to ship medical provides to Ukraine.

3/9/22 | YMCA of Northern Colorado: For the 1,000 households who misplaced their houses within the Marshall Fireplace, summer time camp plans for his or her youngsters had been only one thing more to consider; yet another potential expense. Annually, YMCA of Northern Colorado gives monetary help to 500 youngsters in order that they’ll have a beautiful summer time camp expertise. In 2022, they determined to develop that to a different 250 younger Coloradans affected by the fireplace, that means 750 youngsters get a summer time camp expertise that in any other case may not be attainable.

YMCA of Northern Colorado is aware of some households affected by the Marshall Fireplace did not want monetary help. Others did. They plan to work one-on-one with every household to see what it will take for his or her kids to get to camp this summer time. Additionally, none of those camp slots will come on the expense of the five hundred different younger Coloradans getting monetary help. You raised greater than $28,800 to ship these youngsters to camp.

3/2/22 | La Puente: The San Luis Valley is likely one of the most lovely locations in Colorado, however we additionally know poverty persists in components of that space. La Puente is a non-profit that has a historical past of serving to individuals residing within the Valley. They’ve a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, meals applications for individuals in want and assets for individuals to get garments and toiletries as wanted.

And, as a result of temperatures usually go beneath 0 levels in winter, La Puente was getting as much as 10 calls a day in early March from individuals searching for heating help. A whole bunch of households depend on wooden to warmth their houses, whereas others may use propane — each come at a price.

La Puente usually offers heating help, however they ran out by this level within the winter. Organizers mentioned households had been going unserved for that reason; one girl even informed them she resorted to taking aside her fence for wooden for her range. You donated greater than $55,000 so that folks within the San Luis Valley might warmth their houses. 

2/23/22 | Voluntad: We have talked about human trafficking earlier than, and the worth of coaching individuals to identify the indicators. However what occurs to the victims after they escape? After they first got down to create a brand new life, victims might not have a cellphone, cash and even identification.

Based in 2004, Voluntad is a Denver-based nonprofit that wishes to empower and help survivors. They are saying there’s a rise in demand for his or her work. Voluntad steps in to seek out victims a protected place to remain, job coaching and childcare, if wanted. Additionally they join these victims with employment alternatives and psychological heal help.

You donated greater than $27,000 to assist Voluntad present survivors with a brand new begin in life. These donations went to immediately funding the quick wants of people that have escaped labor and intercourse trafficking.

2/16/22 | KIND: Youngsters who do not get the dental care they want usually tend to miss college due to ache and embarrassment and usually tend to wrestle at school after they’re there. Correct dental look after a child can flip their life round.

For greater than 100 years, Youngsters in Want of Dentistry (KIND) has had the identical fundamental mission — get to youngsters who want oral care and assist change the trajectory of their lives. Their cell dental clinics go to excessive want faculties and neighborhoods to satisfy households the place they’re, with oral care that’s affected person, understanding, culturally competent and inexpensive. You donated greater than $31,000 to help KIND.

2/9/22 | Basis 1023Occasions like monster wildfires, mass shootings and the pandemic inevitably take toll on first responders and on their households.

Basis 1023 is a non-profit that gives peer help for first responders and confidential funding for them to hunt emotional and psychological well being help to cope with PTSD, nervousness and despair that stems from their work. Many first responders have psychological well being help out there by means of work, however there’s usually a stigma related to figuring out your self within the workplace as somebody who’s struggling, and there generally is a concern {of professional} repercussions. Basis 1023 offers a confidential technique to get help for each the primary responder and their household, they usually supply this service throughout Colorado. You raised greater than $26,000 to help this group.

2/2/22 | HOPE of Longmont: There are Coloradans who spend chilly winter nights of their vehicles, and there are individuals serving to to make that momentary scenario safer and simpler. HOPE of Longmont, a non-profit that operates a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, additionally has a protected parking program.

The SafeLot Secure Parking program is most well-liked by some individuals who cannot carry pets into shelters or are fearful about being in that atmosphere. Organizers accountable for this system additionally say they might be individuals who left housing to keep away from having an eviction on their report and wish to avoid wasting just a few weeks’ value of wages to get a brand new place.

Regardless of the motive, HOPE offers a protected, safe place for individuals to sleep of their vehicles, in addition to sizzling showers and heat meals. Figuring out many have pets they do not need to depart in chilly vehicles after they go to work, they even prepare doggie day care, so individuals can go to work with out fear. Moreover, HOPE’s caseworkers assist join individuals with companies and housing. You raised greater than $55,500 to help HOPE’s work.

1/26/22 | RedLine4 of the individuals killed by a shooter in Lakewood and Denver in late 2021 had been artistic artists, and the loss to the artistic neighborhood was immense.

The thought for this week’s Phrase of Thanks marketing campaign was impressed by the work of:

  • Alicia Cardenas, a well known muralist and advocate for indigenous artists.
  • Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, an artist and yoga teacher.
  • Danny Scofield, a tattoo artist in Lakewood.
  • Sarah Steck, an aspiring graphic designer who tried to focus on ignored voices.

Redline is a non-profit up to date artwork heart in Denver with a robust historical past of supporting artists with emergency grants, workspaces, coaching and even assist to seek out housing on an artist’s pay in Denver. Their purpose with this fund was to honor and protect the work of artists of coloration — with a selected focus of Alicia Cardenas — and to assist artists honor the lives misplaced by doing extra of the work they cherished, which creates optimistic social change in Colorado. We had the chance to honor them and to help artists who’re upholding their legacy of uplifting Coloradans who’re marginalized. You donated greater than $13,000 to the trigger.

1/19/22 | Hope CommunitiesSubsequent viewers stepped up instantly to assist after refugees fled the collapse of Afghanistan. However these refugees additionally wanted assist to place down lasting roots to be self-sufficient and profitable in Colorado.

The Hope Communities non-profit has a historical past of aiding households in means that permits them to maneuver past a cycle of poverty. They assist individuals discover inexpensive housing and meet their objectives. They wished to do the identical for Afghan refugees.

Lainey Hashem is Hope Communities’ navigator who works with resettled Afghan households in solely the way in which somebody who speaks their language and is aware of their tradition can. She helps them discover the assets, coaching and companies they should develop into related with life in Colorado. As extra individuals from Afghanistan arrived, there was extra demand for Lainey’s navigation companies than Hope Communities can meet. They wished to boost cash to carry on further workers with the language and cultural abilities to assist our new neighbors thrive. You raised greater than $51,000 to help that effort.

We highlighted Hope Communities in late 2021 however paused this specific Phrase of Thanks marketing campaign when the Marshall Fireplace broke out, and we turned our consideration to the quick wants of the victims. We restarted this marketing campaign on Jan. 19.

1/12/22 | Humane Society of Boulder ValleyThe Marshall Fireplace immediately impacted greater than a thousand households who misplaced their houses, however the fireplace additionally made a big impact on pets. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley helped look after rescued pets and for pets that received damage. Additionally they stepped as much as present long-term boarding and foster care choices for households compelled from their houses and into locations the place pets aren’t allowed.

Moreover, the non-profit even lined the expense of pet deposits for individuals all of the sudden compelled to pay additional to maintain their pets with them in rental housing, they usually offered pet meals and provides for displaced households. Nonetheless, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley wished to do much more for Coloradans if Subsequent viewers’ Phrase of Thanks donations might assist the trigger.

First, they wished to supply free boarding companies for affected households at any time when they want it within the coming 12 months in the event that they find yourself residing someplace that they can not have their pet. And for all of the households that misplaced pets within the Marshall Fireplace, donations will cowl the adoption charges on the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in the event that they select to carry the love of a pet again into their lives. You raised greater than $229,000 to make that attainable.

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