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Our Top Charitable Picks for August 10-16

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado. 

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Donate to the Elmira Clothing Bank: Non-profit charter school Hope Online Learning Academy has a warehouse full of clothing for students, their families, and community members in the Denver area. The clothing is all part of Elmira’s Clothing Bank. You can help by volunteering to sort, organize, and process donated items—your work helps not only the organization, but any person who uses the bank’s offerings. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1564 Elmira St., Aurora

AIDS Walk Colorado: Thousands of people unite each year for AIDS Walk Colorado, the region’s oldest, one-day fundraiser to support people with HIV/AIDS. Support its 28th year by registering for the event’s 5K, the daylong volleyball tournament, or by bringing a pair of heels for the .5K Diva Dash Stiletto Fun Run. After the 5K wraps up, attend the Celebration of Life Festival to view the AIDS Memorial Quilt, visit vendors, munch on bites from local trucks such as Cajun Kitchen and Pile High Burgers, and attend a live performance by recording artist and Denver native Nina Storey. Proceeds will benefit the Colorado Health Network, which provides comprehensive case management for nearly 6,000 people, facilitates educational outreach for at-risk populations, and offers free STI testing. Another option: Sign up here to volunteer to set up the day before. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cheesman Park, Eighth Ave. and Franklin St.

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CYTF Punk Relic Charity Doubles Tournament: Whether you’re a punk (18 and under) or a relic (19+), this doubles tournament is the day for you. Adults and juniors will pair up to compete against pairs of similar ability throughout the day with the hope of taking home the tournament trophy. Added bonus: Pairs can purchase “Oops! Do Over” tickets to replay points in which they commit unforced errors. Lunch will be included, and proceeds will benefit the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation, a nonprofit that provides individual scholarships and program grants to Colorado kids and organizations. Register here. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Gates Tennis Center, 3300 E. Bayaud Ave.; $90

Tenderfoot Mountain trail reconstruction: Looking for a mountain getaway? Itching to volunteer? Combine your love of the Rockies and your flair for volunteerism by signing up for a weekend of working on the Tenderfoot Mountain trail system near Dillon. You’ll work alongside local user groups to build about a mile of trail in the 400-trail system, surrounded by wildflowers and breathing in the crisp mountain air. Free meals and camping are provided. Sign up to volunteer here. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dillon

To submit your event or organization for inclusion in 5280’s weekly “Get Involved” column, email [email protected].

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