Giving Back

For every successful closing, I donate to a non-profit cause of my client’s choice and highlight each of these causes here. It’s always an honor to serve my clients, but it’s extra special to give back to our community on their behalf. Read more about these non-profits here.

Colorado Village Collaborative

Colorado Village Collaborative was formed in March 2017 and their mission is to create and operate transformational housing communities in partnership with people coming from homelessness. With their partners, they design and produce housing that is affordable, quick and easy to build, community centric, and environmentally friendly. Since December 2020, they have successfully opened six outdoor sites, called Safe Outdoor Spaces or SOS, consisting of tiny homes.

These tiny home villages work to transition people from homelessness to stable housing. They can be constructed for $15,000 in material costs, in comparison to $290,000 that is the average for a new affordable unit in Denver. The homes provide residents with privacy, safety and dignity, all while providing a pathway to stable housing. Villagers are empowered and encouraged to design their community to be a place that feels right for them. You can learn more here.

Women’s Bean Project

In December, a donation was made to Women's Bean Project in honor of our clients, Margaret and Travis. Women's Bean Project provides women with stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. They hire women experiencing chronic unemployment and work with them to develop job readiness skills, discover their talents, and break the cycle of poverty. They understand that when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.

Alzheimer’s Association

In January, a donation was made to the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in honor of our client, Cam. The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado is the premier source of information and support for Coloradans living with dementia and their families and caregivers. There are more than 76,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Colorado. The association offers many facets of support, including a 24-hour Helpline, at no cost to families, and funds advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease.

Transportation & Construction GIRL

In March, our clients, Alex and Eric, closed on their new home and chose a donation to non-profit, Transportation & Construction GIRL. Fittingly, Alex and Eric have professions in the construction industry. TC Girl helps girls learn about financially sustainable careers in transportation & construction. This non-profit was created in light of the fact that only 9% of the construction work force is women. TC Girl draws attention to women in these industries and prompts others to join. They provide interactive exhibits for girls, a career week, shadowing opportunities and more.

Denver Food Rescue

Denver Food Rescue works with grocery stores, wholesale distributors and farmers markets to provide regular food rescue services focused on produce that would otherwise end up in landfills. They rely on direct distribution, going from the donor to the food recipient, which ensures the freshest food possible. This means that even backyard gardeners can donate to DFR through their No Cost Grocery Program. For a current list of drop-off locations, click here.

Denver Dumb Friends League

The Denver Dumb Friends League is an independent, local non-profit animal welfare organization. Their mission is to work with the community to end pet homelessness and animal suffering. The league was founded in 1910 by Jean M. Gower and today the League operates out of several Colorado cities. In addition to a shelter and adoption center, the league offers veterinary services, a lost and found, grief support and education. You can donate to their cause here.

Freedom Service Dogs

Freedom Service Dogs transforms lives by partnering people with custom-trained assistance dogs. Freedom Service Dogs has been in operation since 1987 and serves veterans and active-duty military, children, and other adults from across the country. There are many volunteer opportunities available at their home office in Englewood or through pet sitting and foster care. Read more about those opportunities here.

Sloan's Lake Park Foundation

The Sloan’s Lake Park Foundation (SLPF) is on a mission to #SaveSloansLake! Once upon a time, in the not-too-distant past, the lake was 18-20 feet deep. It is now an average of 3 feet. The Foundation’s goal is to ensure the environmental health, sustainability, and beauty of one of Denver’s top urban natural assets. They focus on water quality that supports the lake ecosystem as well as a variety of recreational uses. The result will be the preservation of Sloan’s Lake for generations to come. 

LuBirds Light Foundation

LuBird’s Light Foundation is focused on creating inclusive playgrounds in the Denver metro area. In 2020, they built the first inclusive playground in Denver and Aurora at the Stanley Marketplace. According to their research, there are over 74,000 kids with disabilities in Colorado, and most of our playgrounds do not give these children an opportunity to experience the joy of being outdoors with their peers. You can donate to their cause here.

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