Denver Post's 2009 Season to Share Kick Off

Hope you had a great Halloween!  This morning as I removed my Denver Post newspaper from the plastic bag it was delivered in, I noticed that instead of the usual orange bag, today it was white.  As I smoothed out the bag, I saw the Season to Share logo as seen to the left and

Stanley Steemer Gives Back

Every month or so, I get a value pack of advertising postcards in the mail from local businesses. In the last batch, there was the card from Stanley Steemer you see here offering a special on cleaning and committing 5% of the net proceeds as a donation to the Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen

Donate Via Cell Phone to Fight Breast Cancer

On the Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure site today I noticed the following short announcement: "Great New, Easy Way To Donate To The Komen Denver Race For The Cure®. Text the word DENVER to 90999 to give $5 from your mobile! When prompted reply with YES to complete your one-time $5 gift.  A

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

I signed up today to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Denver this coming Sunday, October 4th. I have participated many times before and I am always amazed how many people are involved in Denver - more on one day than all the people in Bangor, Maine, the small city

Youth Philanthropy

There was an article in the Denver Post's YourHub section on 9/24/2009 titled, "Annual fundraiser just takes some cents" that caught my eye.  The article by Amber Gerding (program coordinator at the Young Philanthropists Foundation) was about the Penny Harvest, a service learning program of the Young Philanthropists Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit whose mission is

Tuggl Contest for Denver/Boulder Area Nonprofits

I got an email today from Josh Clauss at about the contest they are running for nonprofits that I wanted to share with you. Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/1/2009), beginning at 8:00am, tuggl is launching a one-day recognitions contest on for Denver/Boulder nonprofits. The short details are that the nonprofit that recognizes the most local

IKEA is Coming to the Denver Metro Area

The big news hit yesterday...IKEA is coming to Denver (well, actually Centennial)...FINALLY!  I can smell the Swedish meatballs and lignonberry sauce already.  As you can tell, I am huge IKEA fan - have been since 1990 when I lived in Crystal City, VA for a couple years working for the U.S. Agency for International Development and

Denver and the New Starbucks Gold Card

Living in Denver has some perks…and it’s not just the view of the mountains!  Starbucks decided to pilot its new Gold card program here starting last month.  Since I live in Denver and use their refillable gift cards (it’s much easier to carry on a dog walk than cash!), I was invited via email to

Qwest Donates Shoes

There was an article from Joan Hill, Communications Manager for Denver’s Warren Village, in Thursday June 19, 2008’s The Hub Section of the Denver Post about a recent philanthropy activity of Qwest, the telephone company.  Warren Village helps motivated low-income, single parents move from public assistance to self-sufficiency through subsidized housing, on-site childcare, counseling, and

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