Three Denver nonprofits we’re supporting on Colorado Gives Day 2019

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Colorado Gives Day 2019

At Denver High Rise Living, we’re passionate about three things: Condo living, people, and our community.

That’s why we’re hoping you can join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, in participating in Colorado Gives Day 2019. Now in its 10th year, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement that aims to increase philanthropy among Coloradans.

What makes this event so special is the $1.5 million incentive fund. If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total amount of money raised on Dec. 10, for instance, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1.5 million incentive fund.

So, with the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to highlight three nonprofits that we support in hopes of giving them a boost to maximize their incentive potential:

Denver Rescue Mission

You don’t have to walk far in Denver to realize that there are people who are experiencing homelessness. And if you’ve been in the city long enough, you understand that this is a growing problem (Homelessness in Denver is up 8.2% from a year ago). That’s where the Denver Rescue Mission comes in.

For the past 125 years the Denver Rescue Mission has served the most vulnerable people in our community, restoring countless lives along the way.

The rescue mission offers a number of emergency services, including daily meals and overnight shelters. But more importantly, its “next step” services, like legal help, access to public benefits and accountability to remain drug and alcohol free is what helps restore dignity in a person and sets them back on a path toward independence. The nonprofit also hosts a number of community outreach programs that help better the lives of our neighbors by providing things like groceries, clothing, and furniture.

Like all nonprofits, the rescue mission has a cost to operate, but 80% of every dollar received goes directly toward serving the needs of the homeless and needy across metro Denver.

Heart & Hand

Kids across Denver might find themselves in a tough situation that leaves them feeling like there’s little hope in their lives. That’s where the Heart & Hand Center for Youth and Their Families comes in. 

Founded in 2010 by Nikki Cady, this nonprofit aims to create a nurturing community and help young people realize their true potential.

The organization serves everyone from second-grade students to those who are two years post graduation in northeast Denver through after-school programs. Those programs, which address health and wellness, creative expression and social emotional skills, are put on at Columbine Elementary School, Smith Elementary School and Bruce Randolph Middle School.

For this year’s Colorado Gives Day, the program hopes to raise $15,000 — enough money to cover after-school programs for three students for an entire school year, which works out to 860 hours.

Women with a Cause Foundation

The Women with a Cause Foundation has made an impact around the world and right here in Denver. Susan Kiely founded the nonprofit in 2006 after learning about the plight of women in the developing world. She sought resources to provide training in order to give women the tools to pursue job opportunities.

The organization has done work in Thailand, India, Ghana and Ethiopia, but it has also been very active in Denver. To date, the nonprofit has partnered with the Rose Andom Center to better lives of domestic violence victims, partnered with other agencies to build temporary and permanent housing for low-income women experiencing homelessness, and established the WE Initiative, which provides education for low-income mothers and single female veterans.

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