Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado.
Here are four ways to give back to mom—and moms across the state—in celebration of Mother's Day this week.
Pillow talk: Searching for a gift for a new mother or mom-to-be? Head to any Babies “R” Us  this month and purchase a Boppy  nursing pillow. For every pillow bought, Boppy will donate five percent of its profits to the Nurse Family Partnership , which provides first-time moms in need with in-home nursing care from pregnancy until the child's second birthday.
Dinner time: Treat mom to a pre-Mother's Day meal prepared by Denver's top female chefs, including Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja , Euclid Hall , Bistro Vendome ) and Samm Sherman (Root Down , Linger ) during WomenCook! at Temple Emanuel . Sample indulgent appetizers in support of Work Options for Women , a nonprofit that connects women living in poverty with jobs in the restaurant industry. Mon, 6 p.m.; 51 Grape St.
Cheers to Mom: A safe bet on Mother's Day is brunch and libations. At Ability Connection Colorado 's Mother's Tea celebration, toast to six community-nominated Denver moms who work to provide a positive environment for their children with special needs. Enjoy a champagne reception, lunch, ballroom dancing, and a fashion show. Sat, 10:30 a.m., Westin Denver Downtown
Art smarts: Let mom show her creative side at the annual Art for Life event at Abend Gallery . View the works of more than 100 local and national artists, satisfy your appetite with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails, and place a bid on your favorite piece of artwork at a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Project Angel Heart , a Denver-based program that delivers wholesome meals to those living with life-threatening illnesses. Fri, 6:30 p.m.; 2260 E. Colfax Ave.
—Image courtesy of Project Angel Heart