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Our Top Charitable Picks for January 11-17

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

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EVENTS TO ATTEND

Red Wine & Seafood: McCormick’s Fish House & Bar and Southern Wine & Spirits will hold its 20th Annual Red Wine & Seafood celebration benefiting the Volunteers of America’s Brandon Safe Haven, a long-term shelter for disabled, homeless, and abused single women. A roaring 1920s speakeasy theme sets the mood for an extravagant evening of hors d’oeuvres and unique wine pairings along with a silent auction benefitting the VOA’s Brandon Safe Haven. Thursday, January 28, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; The Ballroom at Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St.; tickets can be purchased online for $95

Hope Tank Computer Drive: Local do-good boutique Hope Tank will be holding a drive to collect used computers to help those with disabilities. This charitable company works to create a place for inspired people to come together and have an impact on their communities. Used computers and laptops will be collected to provide and create jobs for those with disabilities. During the entire month of January, you can drop off the electronic devices at Hope Tank’s Broadway location. 64 Broadway; accepting donations until January 31st

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CAUSES TO KNOW ABOUT

Hog Haven Farm: Local nonprofit, Hog Haven Farm, started their organization with one mission in mind—to provide a safe, happy home for potbellied pigs rescued from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. They promote pigs as a domesticated pet, therapeutic animal, and involve them in various outreach programs. They are currently housing 26 pigs, five of which are therapy pigs used to provide comfort and joy to retirement communities, school visits, and libraries. In order to keep this haven safe, donations are graciously being accepted to help provide feed and upkeep of housing. Learn more about donations and volunteer opportunities on their website.

Canine Partners of the Rockies: This Front Range nonprofit hopes to enable Coloradans with disabilities to live a more independent and successful life by partnering them with highly trained service dogs. These canines not only provide assistance but also give their partners unconditional love and companionship. This organization raises, trains, and places highly skilled service dogs with a variety of disabled individuals, relying heavily on volunteers and donations. Visit their website to learn more.

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