UpDoNA Cares Committee Update – December

UpDoNA Cares Committee has been busy and growing!  We now have 18 members on our roster. You too can jump in for various projects! Go to https://updona.org/. Use the volunteer page to let us know your interest.  You can volunteer with us a little or a lot

On November 5, several members of UpDoNA Cares joined with men from STEP Denver for a city cleanup in the Ballpark area. Despite howling winds, we managed to fill flapping black garbage bags with a lot of trash. This is the joy of giving back to society, an important element of recovery and sobriety. 

Photo attribute: STEP Denver

Listen to STEP Denver podcast GRIT • A podcast on Anchor to hear individuals’ stories about how addiction happens and the unbelievable courage it takes to pull out of addiction and homeless situations.

Many of the 60 men living at the STEP Denver shelter are coming out of homeless situations and have lost relationships with family (at least for the time being).   Here is the link to the wish list so that STEP Denver can provide each with a Christmas bag.   https://a.co/hBnp9Kv

When you “proceed to checkout”  STEP address will pop up so that your items will be mailed directly to STEP.

UpDoNA Cares has arranged to cook and serve yet another meal for the Delores Project on Dec. 9. Thanks to all the UpDoNA volunteers who serve in the kitchen at Delores and all who contribute to these meals. If you wish to contribute financially to the December 9 meal, contact helenkhedrick@gmail.com

Boots on the ground to support individuals in homeless situations are important, for sure; but systemic societal improvements are key so that homelessness does not sprout in the first place. For this reason, UpDoNA Cares is investigating ways to partner with Elevated Denver.  Podcast – Elevated Denver elegantly explains their work. 


When you donate to a nonprofit from November 1 through December 6, community partners from across the state make your support go even further. Please use these links and contribute what you can!

Photo from: https://www.coloradogives.org/giving-events/givesday22

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