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2020 Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Dear Friends and Community Leaders,

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Colorado Chapter invites you to sponsor the 2020 Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday morning, September 19, 2020. Suicide is a leading cause of death in Colorado, and the nation – and it is preventable. With your support, we’ll be one step closer to achieving our bold goal of reducing the suicide rate 20% by 2025. 

The award winning 6th Denver Metro, Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be hosted at Coors Field, with a goal to raise $340,000 to Help Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. The 2019 walk raised over $350,000 and had over 4,600 participants. We’re anticipating even more involvement and support this year and encourage you to join us!  Money raised by the Out of the Darkness Walks help bring the benefits of important research, the creation of educational programs, advocacy for public policy, and survivor programs to local communities.

The importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, as suicide claims more than 44,000 lives each year in the U.S., and Colorado has some of the highest rates in the nation. We’re counting on community leaders like you to help us raise awareness about suicide and mental health across the state of Colorado. Please see the attached guide for details on sponsorship benefits and help AFSP – one of the best mental health charities in the country. Thank you for doing your part to Help us Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide.

Click here for more info.

All Walks:

Denver Metro Hike for Hope, June 21st — Red Rocks

Freemont County Walk, Sept. 12th — Centennial Park, Canon City

Ft. Collins Walk, Sept. 19th — Spring Canyon Park, Ft. Collins

Denver Metro Walk, Sept. 19th — Coors Field (hosted by Jenny and Jay from KOSI 101.1)

Western Slope Walk, Sept, 26th — Centennial Park, Rifle, CO

Northeast Colorado Walk, Sept. 27th — Legion Field, Ft. Morgan, CO


Feeling helpless?

Are you sitting at home feeling helpless wondering what you can do to help your community? Gateway Domestic Violence Services needs assistance in helping victims of domestic violence at their agency. Here is what Gateway needs right now:

• Tax deductible donations online via: https://www.coloradogives.org/campaignfordomesticviolencevictims

• Visa, Target, and Walmart gift cards mailed to: Gateway, P.O. Box 914 Aurora, Colorado 80040.

*Please do not make a special trip out to buy gift cards. If you are out shopping per your own needs, do consider purchasing a gift card for Gateway. It will be a great help for them to get groceries and necessities.

Thank you for your support today and always.


AFSP Joins COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub

Today, AFSP joins the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, a collaborative effort of the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups, largest insurance companies, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer a free collection of videos and other digital assets developed to help individuals and providers address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
This important collection of resources has tools to help support your community’s mental health throughout the crisis and encourage safe coping and resilience strategies.
 
Visit https://psychhub.com/covid-19/ for a variety of resources, including: 

  • Free written and visual assets from partner organizations;
  • More than 20 Psych Hub videos specially designed to support mental wellness during a global pandemic; and,
  • Tools for sharing these resources within your network.

We hope you’ll join us in sharing this information on social media – click here to send a tweet about the COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub.
 
We’re much stronger than we know, especially when we stand together.  

Stay well!


Peace with Christ Food Bank

Peace with Christ is a food bank that wants to help serve our community. Our food bank is well supplied and have many boxes that we are able to give out our community. We are hoping you would be able to get our word out to allow people to know where to get food.

Our hours are 9am – 5pm

Located at 3290 S Tower Rd Aurora CO, 80013

We are also practicing social distancing by having people stay in their cars as we bring the food out to them, as well as keeping our food clean.

 

Please feel free reach out to Lindsey MacLean at (303)-501-0503 or email at lmac702@gmail.com


Make sure you and yours are protected

People campaigned to get rid of measles once, and it worked, effectively eliminating the disease by 2000. Now it’s back.

We might not have a cool van this time around, but we’ve got to get this under control. Make sure you and yours are protected by getting vaccinated.


Traveling? Make Sure You’re Vaccinated

If you’re traveling abroad or to domestic areas hit by measles outbreaks, make sure you and yours are vaccinated. Aren’t sure if you’re previous vaccinations still protect you? We’ve got all sorts of helpful information. 

Click here to learn more. 



Denver Preschool Program

The Denver Preschool Program makes quality preschool possible for all Denver families with 4-year-old children through a dedicated sales tax first approved by voters in 2006 and renewed and extended in 2014. DPP has provided $92 million in tuition support to help more than 46,000 Denver children attend the preschool of their family’s choice, establishing each child’s foundation for lifelong learning and success.


Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

The Denver and Aurora Ronald McDonald House could not operate without the support of many volunteers.  They are the heart of the House.  All types of volunteers are needed.
House Managers – answer phones, check in families and light clerical work
Fundraising – help with annual events
Meals Programs – provide a meal for 30-40 guests staying at the house
Camp Volunteer – Sky High Hope Camp for children with cancer
Family Rooms at the Hospitals – help provide some comforts of home
If you are interested in Volunteering Contact 303-832-2667 or visit RonaldMcDonaldHouse.org


Denver Zoo

Put your passion to work.
Denver Zoo volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals, from all walks of life, united by their advocacy for the zoo and their passion for animals and conservation.  Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Denver Zoo’s mission by successfully engaging guests, inspiring their connections with animals and motivating them to take conservation actions. In return, volunteers receive a sense of satisfaction and pride in the defining moments they help create for others.  Visit here and volunteer to day.


Brent’s Place

We need your help in creating a community of hope and healing.  Volunteers are a key part of our success at Brent’s Place. Every volunteer plays an important part in creating and maintaining a “Safe-Clean” and supportive environment while enriching the lives of patients and their families through programs and services. Opportunities include serving as a personal chef, greeter, cleaning buddy, family assistant, special event volunteer and more. If you have a passion to help our families, we have a way for you to get involved!  Click here for more.


If your Not-For-Profit group, club or organizaiton has an event or activity coming up, let us know about it and we will post it here. You can email it to denverdigital@bonneville.com
Please put the information on company letterhead if possible, and include your 501-C3 ID number. Also, please include all contact information including a contact person, phone number and address.

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