Denver launches downtown-area storage unit pilot program to help homeless get aid

Homeless people line to get in for the night at Denver Rescue Mission on April 1, 2014.

Denver has launched two pilot programs to provide storage units for the city’s homeless in what it says is an effort to make it easier for people living on the streets to access social services through safe spaces to keep their belongings.

A photo of one of the large item storage lockers installed in downtown Denver.

Ten “large item” storage lockers have already been installed along Lawrence Street and Park Avenue West, and 200 more medium and small storage units are set to be offered through the St. Francis Center in June.

The large units are 49 inches high, 30 inches wide and 74.5 inches long. The smaller ones are 2 feet by 2 feet by 3 feet.

“A person living without a home currently has few options to safely store their personal belongings,” Erik Soliván, Denver Office of Housing And Opportunities for People Everywhere director, said in a written statement. “Those experiencing homelessness have told us that not having a place where they can safely store their belongings can be barrier to them obtaining a good job, shelter at night and good health. We listened, and we’re bringing that barrier down.”

The city says the storage programs are part of the office of housing and opportunities’ 30 short-term action items for 2017, which were unveiled Friday at the city’s third annual Denver Housing Summit. The programs were announced in a news release Tuesday.

Of the 10 large-item units, launched earlier this month as part of the first pilot project, six people have permits with four additional people awaiting permits. People experiencing homelessness who are accessing jobs, health services and shelter may use the units — built at a cost of $3,000 each — for 30 days with the option to extend use of the unit to 60 days.

Denver Public Works will administer the program, and those seeking to use the units must provide a shelter identification and be able to demonstrate their engagement in workforce training or employment or health services. Any misuse will lead officials to revoke permits for the units.

The second project, an expansion of short-term storage in partnership with St. Francis Center, launches smaller storage spaces June 1 at the organization’s employment center for a 30-day period. The project cost about $130,000 to start up and has a yearly cost of roughly $99,000.

“Denver Rescue Mission serves about 1,000 people a day at our Lawrence Street Community Center and overnight shelter, but our guests tell us that (not) having a safe place to store large items can prevent people from accessing even our most basic services,” Brad Meuli, Denver Rescue Mission president and CEO, said in a statement. “By providing these short-term large item storage units, this pilot project has the potential to make a significant impact not just for those we serve, but also for the neighborhood.”

Ray Lyall, a member Denver Homeless Out Loud, said his organization worked with the city on the storage projects but is disappointed more units aren’t being offered. He also took issue with the requirements that homeless people must meet to use the units.

“We’re not really thrilled with it,” Lyall said. “But it’s a good start.”

Julie Smith, a Denver Human Services spokeswoman, said the pilot projects are meant to open the door for more growth.

“We are delivering on the promise that we would come up with a way to address this issue,” Smith said. “Could it be bigger? Sure. But it’s a pilot. We want to see how it’s working. We want to really study on a small scale how the program works before we expand it to anything larger.”

Larry Smith, CEO of Catholic Charities of Denver, said in a statement that his organization supports the project and called it “one small way we can make a big impact.”

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LOOK: Former Broncos safety David Bruton still giving back in Denver

David Bruton, Denver Broncos

Jr. spent the first seven years of his NFL career in Denver, earning a special teams captaincy along the way and culminating in a Super Bowl 50 victory. The same year Bruton summited football’s apex, he was busy lifting Denver metro area kids up through his Bruton’s Books charity. That work earned him the Broncos’ 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award – work that he’s continuing even now that he’s no longer a Bronco.

Bruton signed a three-year, $9 million contract with Washington last year before being released by the team in December. Concussions derailed the opportunity with Washington to prove he could be a full-time NFL starter, but nothing will derail the efforts that prove he’s one of the all-time good guys to ever don the orange and blue.

On Wednesday, Bruton and Bruton’s Books visited Denver Public Schools to make book deliveries for summer reading and to speak to DPS students about the importance of summer reading.

Book Delivery Day in Denver! @D_Brut30 visiting DPS schools to give away books and to remind them to read over summer break. #nobraindrain

— Bruton’s Books (@BrutonsBooks) May 17, 2017

According to its website, Bruton’s Books is “helping low-income children in grades K-3 become strong readers through the Mile High United Way Colorado Reading Corps program, and by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and classrooms.”

Thank you to Summit View Elementary for helping us collect books and place them in the hands of kids for the summer. pic.twitter.com/3Wj10TcuvW

— David BRUTON JR. (@D_Brut30) May 17, 2017

Bruton’s passion for reading and the classroom goes beyond just a simple book donation. Broncos fans might even remember back during the 2011 NFL lockout when Bruton used the time away from the team to be a substitute teacher in his hometown of Miamisburg, Ohio.

His foundation continues its work in Denver, Miamisburg and Washington D.C.

It’s great to see Bruton continuing to do such important work here in the city that first allowed him to live out his NFL dream. Through the power of books, he’s helping DPS students discover their own dreams for the future.

Click on these links to donate or get involved with Bruton’s Books and Colorado Reading Corps.

PS: Anyone notice that Bruton has lost his trademark dreadlock hairstyle?

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ESPN’s Shelley Smith stays bonded with mom, daughter in a Mother’s Day work schedule

ESPN reporter Shelley Smith, right, poses with with daughter Dylann Tharp while in Cuba last June doing on a story about Shaquille O’Neal’s charity work. (Photo courtesy of Shelley Smith)
Shelley Smith’s mother, 81-year-old Luanne Smith, is all dressed up to watch last week’s Kentucky Derby from her home in the Denver area. (Photo courtesy of Shelley Smith)

It’s not atypical for ESPN reporter Shelley Smith to be on assignment on any given Mother’s Day Sunday. This year, she’s been dispatched to Oakland, covering the start of the NBA Western Conference finals.

Her 81-year-old mom, Luanne, remains confined to her bed in suburban Denver, on hospice care for a variety of ailments, but manages to dress up for any occasion, such as last week’s Kentucky Derby.

Smith has comfort knowing that spending the day with her mother will be Smith’s daughter, 31-year-old Dylann Tharp.

“I’ll miss that she’s not as close in proximity,” Smith said of her one-and-only adult-sized kid, “but I’ll be glad she’s with my mom. That will make me happy.”

Working moms in the sports media business develop all sorts of a Wonder Women skills – flexibility, navigation, astutely organized with a few prayers mixed in that things they can’t control don’t fall apart. They might accept nights, weekends and holidays as work-related potholes, but they network with other moms and create strategies with red-eye flights out and first-flights back to have some semblance of normalcy with their families.

And then there are single moms such as Smith, in the media business more than 30 years, who commandeer their careers with even more superpower creativity.

Still, we haven’t got to the subject yet of Smith’s own breast cancer and melanoma recovery the last couple of years, Tharp’s move this week away from Southern California try a new adventure after her job as an NFL Network features producer in Culver City was eliminated in a company reorganization, how both joined emotional forces again after the passing of Smith’s sister last December, and then all the other stress from surviving the recent round of ESPN layoffs.

“This is what happens,” Smith will say, “and you just roll with it. It’s a matter of how you turn something that’s crummy into something positive.”

“She’s a warrior,” Dylann says of her mom.

Routine craziness

Dylann’s impact on her mother’s career path happened before she was even born.

At a time when Smith worked as a sports reporter for the San Francisco Examiner in the late ‘80s, the editors decided that since she was pregnant and stuck at home, she’d be best suited to watch more TV and write a sports media column.

“I have pictures of her sitting on my lap as I’m typing away on a story,” Smith said.

Smith recalls a time when Dylann used to ask her as they were watching a game on TV: If someone wins, do you have to go somewhere? After having it explained, Dylann admits she’d cheer for the team that affected an outcome to where her mom didn’t have to leave.

As it turned out, on various NBA or college football assignments for Sports Illustrated or ESPN over the years, Smith figured out a way to bring Dylann along. Some PR people or her own production crew didn’t always understand.

“Taking her with me, I thought, would be fun for her, and really, I didn’t think too much about it,” said Smith, who’ll turn 59 in July. “I knew I’d miss her and I didn’t want to miss any more time with her.

“She’s always been curious and adaptable. She’d bring her Barbies along and play with them off to the side. If she got tired, she’d pull a couple of chairs together and fall asleep. She never complained.”

Dylann’s precocious nature resulted in getting an in with the subjects of many of mom’s interviews. Charles Barkley ended up in a series of family Christmas cards. Keyshawn Johnson became her babysitter/nanny before he even attended USC.

When Dylann went to the University of Oregon and became an all-conference defensive standout on the women’s soccer team, Smith organized parent tailgate parties and worked around them to make opening kick. As long as she could find WiFi and file reports, it worked out.

Eventually, Dylann’s toughest adjustment in this “Gilmore Girls”-meets-“Thelma and Louise” dynamic was acting as a caretaker for her mom as she publicly revealed her breast cancer challenge in October 2014, six months after it was diagnosed.

“She and I have been – and I hate to use this phrase – but we’re thick as thieves,” said Dylann. “I felt very helpless. All those times she’d take me to McDonald’s after I lost a soccer game, and now … she was much more the provider.”

Smith biggest fear was telling her parents about the cancer, but “I told Dylann right away. To me it was, ‘Let’s get through it.’ But she really did suffer a lot.”

Dylann adopted a motto that came from a line in the movie “A League of Their Own,” when manager Tom Hanks shouted out with a growl: “We’re gonna win!”

By the time Smith returned to work in April 2015, she and Dylann went together to Hawaii for an NFL draft and soon-to-be No. 1 overall pick Marcus Mariota, the former Oregon quarterback. Smith calls her self cancer-free today.

The special moments

Over the years, the two have managed more lighthearted Mother’s Day rituals. When they lived together in San Pedro, they’d canvas the local newspapers to find who was offering the cheesiest promotion. One led them to a British pub that was giving out Princess Diana mugs. They were first in line that day, afraid the place would run out.

“I have that mug on my hutch as a prized possession,” said Smith.

Dylann says the characteristic she admires most about her mom is her compassion, which includes reaching out recently to ESPN employees who have lost their jobs. Smith said Dylann’s “big heart” is equally admirable, noting a time when Smith got her tickets to a Lakers’ NBA Finals game once, but Dylann thought a special-needs student from her high school would appreciate it more, so she gave them away.

Their two TV journalism careers have crossed. Competitively, they could find themselves “calling dibs” on stories that came up – like an instance last year that saw Dylann and Shelley driving together to Rams’ camp in Oxnard as both worked on pieces for the NFL Network and ESPN, respectively.

Their combined talents came on the 2015 ESPN 30-for-30 documentary “Trojan War” about the 2006 BCS title game. Shelley wrote the narration; Dylann worked on the production side.

They often travel together. They were in Cuba last June as Smith did a piece on Shaquille O’Neal’s charity endeavors. They met up at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where Dylann eventually had to step in as security when a fan from France tried to put a live rooster on her mom’s head as she was doing a live TV shot.

Travels now take Dylann to be with her extended family in Jefferson County, just west of Denver, leaving her place in Echo Park. Journalism has been part of her DNA – her father, Mike Tharp, was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News and World Report and now works in Texas. Mike Tharp and Shelly Smith divorced when Dylann was 6.

Dylann admits she could return to the business someday, but now she wants work that’s more meaningful, a greater help to others. She always knows her mom will be there for immediate advice on careers and anything else.

“We probably talk a million times a day,” said Shelley.

“She’s always been there for me,” said Dylann. “She’s the best lady I know. The best person I know.”

MEASURING MEDIA MAYHEM

WHAT SMOKES

• In the spirit of reorganization, ESPN isn’t trying to make news by giving new permanency to its “Outside The Lines” and “E:60” news shows, but it ends up doing so. “OTL” gets a new studio and revamped approach for Bob Ley starting Monday at 10 a.m. Jeremy Schaap spearheads the later, with Ley, as a live program Sundays starting at 6 a.m. and repeating throughout the day. “The best part is that there are no rights fees for news,” Ley says. “There’s no commissioner of news that I have to negotiate with for a story.” The first extended piece for Sunday’s “E:60” episode is on the Syrian national soccer team as it tries to prepare to qualify for the upcoming World Cup.

WHAT CHOKES

• Spectrum’s Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA rescheduled a recent rainout and will put the home game against Miami on May 21 on to the calendar for a KTLA-Channel 5 simulcast to finish a 10-game sharing plan for this season, but a company spokesperson added there were “no additional games planned at this time” for the rest of the season. Sure, it’s a charity move for the fans that doesn’t necessarily reciprocate financially, but goodwill gestures are needed more at this time. Why not sell off some games to over-the-air KTLA as most other MLB local cable rights fee holders do? Or, undue some of the financial burden, cut some losses, and consider selling off the whole package to Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket now that new ownership is in place with the Charter Cable-AT&T dynamic that isn’t going anywhere as it was when it was Time Warner Cable trying to get DirecTV on board. FSW/PT desperately needs the inventory as it becomes more and more difficult to fill two channels. It’s obvious SNLA needs income, or why else would it be selling off three hours of time overnights now for infomercials? Those don’t reduce the price of your monthly subscription fees.

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Tips On Finding A Reliable Charity In Denver This Week

It’s always a good idea to donate a little bit of money to those who are in need. From a financial perspective, if you can afford to do so, it is something that you can deduct when it comes time to pay taxes. Likewise, if you need to do something nice for a local charity that you believe then, it’s always nice to give a few dollars. You need to find one that can take the donation that you would like to give which could be cash, vehicles, clothing, or anything else that people could use. These suggestions will lead you to a reliable Charity in Denver that will be more than happy to take what you have to give.

Where You Find These Charities?

Finding these charities begins with asking people that you know. Perhaps you belong to a church and they will know of a couple of them. You might have associates at work that regularly donate, and can give you names and numbers. If you need to search on the web, simply search for charities in Denver, and you will see many come up. Whether you are in Denver, or in one of the surrounding communities, there will always be a charity looking for donations. You can compare the different ones that are there, and then choose one that will take your donation in the next few days.

How To Give To Multiple Charities Throughout The Year

if you want to give to multiple charities throughout the year, you simply have to create a list of charities that are currently offering the services. You shouldn’t have any problem at all finding a charity that you can donate to once a month, and then rotate to another. There’s always a way to give money to those in need, and a charity is the perfect conduit. You should have no problem at all finding multiple charities that can help many different people.

Denver’s mini horse derby races for charity on Saturday

DENVER – What’s better than horses big enough to ride? Horses small as dogs, of course. So pet-able…

And there’ll be plenty of those mini horses at the Inaugural Denver Mini Derby on May 6 at The Hanger in Stanley Marketplace.

It’s the only Kentucky Derby event that features a live mini horse race. Following the real derby, the mini horses will take to the track in a race for charity.

Guests can enjoy this mini derby and charitable betting, photo ops with the horses, a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby on a big screen, a DJ and dance floor, mint juleps and themed cocktails with barbeque food, lawn games and various contests.

Contests include:

Corgi racing Costume Best hat Best suit Cutest couple

Plus, it’s a chance to rock your big derby hats and a pastel suit bright enough to outshine the Great Gatsby.

The derby starts at 1 p.m. and is open only to those 21 and older.

General admission is $79 and includes the viewing party, mini horse race, the contests and two-drink tickets. Additional food and drink can be purchased day of.

VIP tickets are $149 and have all that, plus access to the VIP-only dessert section, open bar and unlimited Rolling Smoke BBQ.

Tickets can be bought at www.denverminiderby.com.

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Event Preview | LowDown’s 30 Days of IPA

Starting at the end of April, LowDown Brewery + Kitchen will host a month-long charity event, featuring a new IPA tapping every day. The IPA lineup will include LowDown’s own hoppy treats, as well as some of the best IPAs from Denver and around the country. On Friday, April 28, LowDown will tap seven IPAs to launch the event, which will benefit Groundwork Denver.

The 30 Days of IPAs event is a great way to give back to the local community, one pint at a time. LowDown will provide a portion of proceeds from IPA sales, along with specialty merchandise and donations, to the selected Denver-based charity.

LowDown’s 30 Days of IPA kicks off this Friday.

Groundwork Denver is a charity that partners with lower-income communities to improve the physical environment and promote health and well-being. LowDown’s co-owner and brewmaster Scott O’Hearn shared his excitement about partnering with Groundwork Denver. “We’re so glad that we can work with a local charity that makes such a positive impact on their local community and isn’t afraid to do some dirty work themselves.”

Here is a list of current breweries participating in the event. Additional breweries may join soon:

Dogfish Head Brewery

Little Machine Beer

Dead Hippie Brewing

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Cigar City Brewing

Elevation Beer Co

More information on 30 Days of IPA can be found through LowDown’s social pages. Cheers!

Rockies, Avs and Nuggets could all lose special license plates

KUSA – DENVER– Just when you thought they couldn’t lose more; the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies are all on track to be stripped of their special Colorado license plates due to poor sales.

(Before you write us– yes, we know the Rockies are off to a good start this year and the Nuggets almost had a winning record this past season. More on that below.)

Under Colorado laws, most specialty license plates need to sell 3,000 copies in the first few years in order to avoid being retired.

The state department of revenue sends a warning letter when a license plate falls short and gives groups a grace period of one year to try to catch up. The Avalanche and Nuggets plates are in that probationary status now and face retirement if they can’t sell enough by July 1 of this year.

“The Denver Nuggets [were] issued this letter in June 2016, and the Colorado Rockies will be issued this letter in June of 2017,” said Kyle Boyd with the Colorado DMV.

Keeping the Nuggets license plate is lost cause at this point with only 453 plates sold as of the latest report at the end of February—the lowest of any major league sports team in Colorado.

As of Wednesday, the Nuggets need to sell more than 33 plates per day until the July 1 final deadline to reach the 3,000 plate minimum. In all of February, they sold only two. Barring a miracle, the Nuggets plate is toast.

The Avalanche have done better, but are still in trouble with only 2,277 Avalanche plates sold.

They need to sell 10 plates a day to make their target by July 1. They only sold ten in all of February.

Oh yeah, and neither team is in the playoffs right now—so they’re not in a great position to reach their fans with a call for help, much less convince them to spend the $95 to get their special plates.

The Rockies have another year to work on their license plate problem, so maybe a good season can help them get it done. Their plates cost a little more: $102.80. ($50 for the plate plus a $52.80 donation to the Rockies charity arm.)

They’ve only sold 1,896 plates so far and are on track to fall about 500 plates short of the 3,000 requirement if they keep selling the average 38 plates a month. The Rockies plate only sold 16 units in February, but that’s not exactly high time for baseball.

If they can keep up this season’s early performance and get fans interested, maybe the Rox have a shot of saving their plate.

The crappy sales coincide with crappy performance: the Rockies haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, the Nuggets haven’t had a post-season since 2013, and the Avs have been out of the playoff picture since 2014. All three teams lost in the first round those years.

If the state retires a license plate, it just means there won’t be any new ones made. People who already have one can keep it as long as they want.

As you might imagine if you’ve spent more than five minutes in Colorado, the Denver Broncos plate is doing just fine and dandy.

The Broncos charity plate graces the rears of 17,985 vehicles in the state. The Broncos plate sold 133 units in February, despite the fact that Broncos fans had to watch the Patriots win the Super Bowl that month.

COLLEGE PLATES ARE IN TROUBLE, TOO

College alumni plates in Colorado need to sell only 500 units to stay in production.

Fort Lewis College in Durango looks like it’s in trouble. The college only has 57 plates sold, but it has until January 2018 to reach 500 and avoid the warning letter.

Because college fans love to brag, here are all the alumni plates in the state, ranked:

University of Colorado (11,743 plates) Colorado State (5,404) School of Mines (2,362) University of Northern Colorado (1,432) University of Denver (1,298) Colorado College (997) Metro State (788) Regis University (782) Western State (765) Mesa State (755) CSU Pueblo(731) Air Force (521) UCCS (169) retired July 2016 Fort Lewis (57)

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the total number of license plates for Regis University due to an error in the data provided by the Department of Revenue.

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When M&A money goes to charity: EscrowUp closes second transaction

Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs are sometimes scolded for being driven by money rather than purpose. SRS Acquiom, which handles M&A deals, is trying to change that by exerting a positive kind of peer pressure on the venture world. The firm partnered with Pledge 1% to give a portion of the M&A escrow money it handles to nonprofits.

Launched in late 2016, the EscrowUp service has two transactions under its belt: the Salesforce/Krux acquisition and the Envision Healthcare/Imaging Advantage deal, which closed today. Recipients of the donated escrow funds to date are Girls Who Code, Springboard Enterprises, Endeavor, and Patriot Boot Camp.

EscrowUp’s novel approach to charitable giving means tapping into the flow of money in an M&A transaction. “There is over $250 billion placed into private M&A escrows per year,” said SRS Acquiom cofounder Paul Koenig, in an interview with VentureBeat. “So this is a lot of money we are talking about.” The reality, however, is that merger parties have costs and fiduciary obligations, which might deter them from giving a portion of their transaction returns to sponsor charitable programs. “Hence why EscrowUp made sense,” said Koenig.

All M&A transactions include an escrow fund, where the selling company sets aside money in case something unexpected happens before the deal closes. For example, if the sellers misrepresented a fact about their business or failed to perform a required task prior to the deal closing, then the buyer can make a claim rather than file a full-on lawsuit. An M&A escrow will typically last between 12 to 24 months.

EscrowUp works the same way standard M&A escrows do — the only difference is that SRS Acquiom will donate 16 basis points of return per year on escrow deposits to Pledge 1% (basis points are a way to measure interest derived from the escrow while it’s held). This in no way affects the parties involved in the deal. The money comes from SRS Acquiom, which donates a portion of its service fees to nonprofits.

“It’s like money out of thin air,” Seth Levine of Foundry Group told VentureBeat in an interview. Although none of Foundry Group’s portfolio companies are currently involved in an EscrowUp transaction, the VC firm is an advocate of the program’s mission and has pledged one percent of the carried interest of each of its funds to a nonprofit. When asked whether they encourage their portfolio companies to pledge as well, Levine said, “We are supportive but not dogmatic about it. But we do encourage it.”

The first company to use EscrowUp was Salesforce, when it acquired Krux last October. Salesforce is a founding partner of Pledge 1%, and CEO Marc Benioff is a fervent proponent of the 1-1-1 model — an integrated philanthropic approach whereby companies leverage 1 percent of their technology, people, and resources to support communities around the world. Envision Healthcare was the second company to adopt EscrowUp with its acquisition of Imaging Advantage, a provider of radiology services.

EscrowUp declined to share the amount given to nonprofits so far. “What we can disclose is that the donations going to Pledge 1% from these first two transactions is already in the six figures, and we expect that to hit the millions mark soon,” Koenig said. According to the cofounder, SRS Acquiom and Pledge 1% currently have “tens of millions” in escrow dollars and plan to announce new transactions closing soon.

Founded in 2007, SRS Acquiom is based in Denver, Colorado. The EscrowUp program was initially an “opt-in” for merger parties that use SRS Acquiom’s bank deposit escrows. The service firm is now making all of its bank deposit escrows automatically with EscrowUp, however. “The rationale behind this change is really the fact that the program is popular,” said Koenig. “And frankly, no merger parties are really saying no to using it.”

How Most People Are Able To Find A Reputable Charity In Denver

If you do have the means to give to charities from time to time, you should seriously consider doing this if you live in Denver. There are quite a few in Denver that are constantly looking for people that will donate. This could be money, clothing, cars, furniture or a multitude of other items. You can find them online very quickly. This will allow you to access their website and see what it is they are looking for. Evaluating each one might take a few extra minutes, allowing you to donate what you have to give to the right charities.

What Are Some Of The Top Charities

Although many people consider charities to be organizations like the Red Cross, there are many others that you can give to as well. Additionally, you do not necessarily have to give to a religious organization. It could be a company that is organized to receive donations and disperse them to people in the community. Some of these may include the Ronald McDonald house which is one of the most well-known in the world. There is also the Samaritan House Homeless Shelter, part of the Catholic Charities organization.

Why You May Need To Find More Than One Charity

Since different charities may only receive certain types of donations, it is likely that you will have to find many different ones. For example, you can donate to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science if you would like to give them a grant so they can purchase more materials. Regardless of what it is that you are willing to give, there will always be a charity that will be more than happy to receive it. It simply takes a little bit of time to find and evaluate them, and then to make your donation.

How To Quickly Donate To A Local Denver Charity

Donations to charities can be one of the most important works that a person can do. Without donations, these organizations are not able to help people that are genuinely in need. There are many like the Red Cross where you can give to them, and they will take this to people in different countries. It’s really nice to know that your money is going to be spent on people that are actually needy. Here is an overview of how to Find Denver Charities that you might want to donate to in order to help people that might be suffering right now.

A Couple Charities In Denver

There are charities in Denver such as Catholic Charities, and the Child Development Center. The Ronald McDonald houses available, along with many others including some you may have never heard of before. You could check them out if you wanted to, but if they are listed on Google, or if you have received a recommendation from a friend, it’s likely going to a good source. These are organizations that have contacts where they can distribute not only the money, but all of the things that you will donate.

What Can You Get To These Charities In Denver

If you are going to donate to charities in Denver, you need to pick one that can take what you had to give. Most will take cash or check donations, and you may even be able to use PayPal to help some of them. If you have a vehicle or two that you would like to donate, this is something that you want to consider. It can go to someone that doesn’t have a car, and if yours is just sitting around, it’s a great thing to write off. Additionally, you will be able to donate appliances, clothing, shoes, or anything else that in a could help somebody in a very difficult situation.

Donating to a charity can be a very positive and uplifting experience in your life. If you have never done it before, you should definitely consider doing it at least once. If you live in Denver, you can find some of the charities that we have already listed. These are reputable companies. Once you have a list of them that take different items, you can take this down to them immediately, or simply send them a check that is going to help an adult, or even a child, that is truly in need of help.