We believe the problems faced in our community are everyones' responsibility. If we work together with the resources we all have to share... these problems become challenges, and together we find solutions. We have collectively selected causes that are close to our hearts, and found the organizations here in Denver that we have seen doing amazing work to be a part of the solution... and we do everything we can to support their work.
Art from Ashes (AfA) promotes youth empowerment through creative programs, mainly poetry and spoken word, to help youth move past their limitations and discover hope, humanity and self-determination through the power of words. AfA's Phoenix Rising workshops not only offer young people access to the arts and to their creative power, but in doing so also address risk factors among struggling young people.
Studies show that factors contributing to juvenile delinquency include a lack of activities for youth that provide constructive developmental experiences, disconnect between youth and adults; and the lack of personal resiliency that results from low self-esteem. AfA's creative workshops focus on positive, interactive activities that are designed to promote healthy thinking and behaviors; offer an opportunity for youth to connect to adult facilitators, poets and artists, each other and the community; and produce in youth a deeper belief in themselves and their potential.
To date, AfA has provided creative workshops with approximately 100 partnering organizations for more than 8,000 young people who have survived traumatic events, are victims of abuse, neglect and/or poverty, and are at risk for engaging in destructive behaviors.learn more
In the winter of 2006, Scott Strode had an idea. Scott had found strength and support in sport and the fellowship with others in sobriety through these activities, but the question was how to turn that idea and desire to help into an organization? Fast forward to 2014, now Phoenix Multisport is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with chapters in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs. The organization colletively runs close to 50 programs per week and employs a full-time staff of 17. Their instructors are highly qualified in their respective disciplines and just as importantly are examples of excelling in a sober lifestyle. Phoenix Multisport is intensely proud of the over 6,000 individuals who have attended programming since 2007 and excited for future expansion plans.
Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, they seek to help their members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.learn more
The Little Old Dog Sanctuary rescues small senior and/or special needs dogs from shelters and brings them to their Sanctuary to live out the remainder of their lives in a sort of dog Utopia.
They are committed to cleaning up copious amounts of questionable fluids and solids, staying up 24 hours a day to coddle colds, dementia, and hurt feelings, and to deal with the deafening cacophony of barking when the UPS man knocks at the door.
We are proud to support their mission and champion their cause!learn more
In the current day and age, we need more places to support LGBTQ youth. Denver's "Rainbow Alley" has a soft spot in our heart meeting our ideals and running a safe, drug, alcohol, tobacco & hate free space... for this, we give them our full support.learn more
Song of the Wolf Healing Center is a non-profit organization for abused, unwanted, confiscated and surrendered wolfdogs. Song of the Wolf focuses on healing the human-animal bond through educational workshops, volunteering and animal assisted therapeutic activities. This is a healing center for all.learn more
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Denver, Colorado. Our programs serve adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as neurotypical leadership fellows. We also grant one spot per tour to an artist-in-residence. Most of our participants are young adults, and our style of travel appeals to wayfarers with a youthful spirit. However, we welcome older adult travelers as well.learn more