Wheelchair basketball is one of several sports the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation promotes. Others include sled hockey, power soccer, wheelchair lacrosse, and wheelchair curling. Courtesy of the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation
It was early on Thursday morning when Tim Myers, owner of Strange Craft Beer Company, answered the phone. Whatever the small-business owner was busy with at the time was put on hold—this call was about the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation. Myers has been involved with the CASF for...
March 3 2017, 12:20 PM
Bikes Together gives members of the community free access to their two bike depot locations, Mariposa and Park Hill. Courtesy of Bikes Together
Fixies, roadies, and cruisers—oh my! Here are six bike-related organizations that are doing good in the cycling community and beyond.
Trips for Kids Denver uses bikes to empower Denver’s at-risk and disadvantaged youths through three specialized programs. The Ride Program offers biking...
March 2 2017, 1:00 PM
A crowd gathers at the Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally in Civic Center Park; Photo by Haley Gray
Colorado might not be a state known for its diversity, but about 16 percent of the people living in its capital were born outside the United States, according to a 2014 Immigrant Community and Neighborhood Assessment. According to the Denver Post, Colorado was expecting to welcome 2,...
February 6 2017, 12:44 PM
Grasshopper Kabobs will be one item served at the Denver Bug Banquet & Benefit. —Photo provided by "The Bug Chef" David Gordon
Events to Attend
Intercambio Volunteer Session: Open doors to people from around the world by volunteering to teach English to new immigrants. Intercambio of Boulder, an organization dedicated to uniting communities and supporting about 1,000 immigrants in Boulder County every year, will be...
January 9 2017, 11:05 AM
Give back this New Year by volunteering or fostering an animal through the Denver Dumb Friends League. Photo courtesy of the Denver Dumb Friends League
With the New Year comes new beginnings. The best way to start afresh is to take time for selfless deeds. Here are a few events and causes that will help you start the New Year right.
Events to Attend
Food Bank of the Rockies Film Screening: Calling all Star Wars junkies: Catch...
January 2 2017, 2:45 PM
The Denver Rescue Mission is looking for donations of clothing and other cold-weather items to keep those in need warm through the winter. Photo courtesy of Alexxa Gagner
The holidays are for giving, but they're even more cheerful when you're giving back. Here are five organizations that are currently in need of your generosity.
As winter closes in, the Denver Rescue Mission is increasingly in need of cold weather items like blankets, socks, gloves, and...
December 19 2016, 2:40 PM
Jason Page speaks to the crowd during a memorial for Cara Russell, who was murdered by her estranged husband in the Alliance Center in June. Photo by Erin Skarda
At first, some thought the gunshots were just noise from the construction next door. It was June 28, 2016 in The Alliance Center, a coworking space on Wynkoop Street for organizations dedicated to various aspects of sustainability. A little before 3 p.m. on that Tuesday, a group of about 10 was...
December 15 2016, 11:55 AM
Purchase a box of holiday cards designed and drawn by local women who are experiencing poverty. Photo courtesy of Art Restart
Events to Attend
Art Restart Holiday Card Collection: Picking the perfect holiday card can be tough. But picking up a one-of-a-kind card that benefits a local nonprofit is easy. Now through December 15, Art Restart—a social enterprise created by The Gathering Place, a daytime drop-in center...
December 12 2016, 3:35 PM