The Denver Chapter will be reading in public libraries in July and distributing backpacks with trinkets to the participants in the sessions. In addition, we will contribute school supplies at our upcoming meetings in 2019.
A note from the recipient of our July 2018 donations, Kusala Anupindi:
Thank you so much for all the donations towards EveryMonth as well as choosing to support EveryMonth this July. With the monetary donations as well as the supplies, we should be able to provide around 280 homeless women with the necessities for their menstrual cycle. Thank you to each and every member at EWI for your generous donations. They are making a huge difference! These donations will be given to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, which has a mobile shower for homeless individuals called the Living Well shelter. Thank you so much to Ms. Melissa Ford for bringing my attention to this shelter and thank you so much to Ms. Audra Palakodety for picking up all the donations. Thank you so much Ms. Melody Ambrose for selecting our nonprofit and organizing the collection. We hope to work with you again soon! You can reach us at EveryMonth.org. —firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2018 Reading Rally was held in May at Colfax Elementary. We filled 325 backpacks, which had been donated by Anything Data, at our April meeting with all kinds of “goodies” which were donated by our member firms and individuals. The day included having POPSICLE, the Polar Bear mascot from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, an assembly, readings in the individual classrooms performed by our EWI representatives and a chance to visit with the author of Solar the Polar, Kim Constantinesco.
As part of our December 2018 philanthropy project, we supported Living Well Showers which delivers dignity to the homeless population of west metro Denver through the means of a mobile shower trailer. They partner with city, county, and other organizations. This is an outreach of Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Lakewood, CO.
The “Living Well Showers” are a series of four fully functioning shower bays built into a mobile trailer that can be parked around the greater Denver area and hooked up to local water sources. The trailer includes three standard bays and one disability compliant bay with wheel-chair access. Each bay includes operational sinks and mirrors and will be supplied with other resources needed for guests to brush their teeth, get a fresh pair of socks and undergarments, and temporarily store their belongings in a secure environment.
Here is a sample of EWI Denver’s Philanthropic contributions in previous years.
- Our annual ASIST Scholarship is for Adult Students In Scholastic Transition
- We collected toys & gifts to donate to the Federation for the Blind for the Holidays
- We collected and donated over a 100 braille books to the Anchor Center for Blind Children
To read about past events, CLICK HERE.