UpDoNA Cares Committee April Update

UpDoNA Cares Committee checking in….. We are alive and very well!

There are SO MANY initiatives working to support people experiencing homelessness AND working to alleviate the systemic ills that cause homelessness.

Noah Kaplan from Headwaters Protectors met with us in March. Noah ran for District 10 City Council with specific, “out-of-the-box” approaches to improving life in Denver for those with and without homes. Keep an eye on him (Noah Kaplan) and Headwaters as they continue their work. You can donate to Headwaters at their website.

Helen Hedrick and Sal Tripodi from the Cares Committee attended Elevated Denver’s gathering in March to celebrate the “drop” of their second season podcast.   https://elevateddenver.co/podcast/ 

Please listen to both Season 1 and 2 of the podcast! You can donate on their website as they work to humanize the issue of homelessness and implement new solutions developed with our homeless neighbors. 

Monica Amador from Caring for Denver Foundation will present at our regular Cares Meeting — July 20 — 4:30pm — probably Spire 10th Floor depending on remodel work. 

Remember UpDoNA Cares Committee partners specifically with two nonprofits:  Step Denver and The Delores Project. Jump on their websites to find out more about their work and to donate items or funds! You never know when your donation will vastly improve the life of someone who could use some good luck!

Get  your tickets at this website for Planting Possibility: A Spring Benefit for The Delores Project.  Many UpDoNA members are planning to attend! Fun time for a good cause!

Thursday  May 18.  5:30 – 8:00 PM, Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive Denver, 80204

For an entire year now there has been a representative from UpDoNA Cares at the Delores Project almost each week to serve lunch. As a group we have served and prepared lunch a couple of times and are looking for a special project to complete for the Delores Project this spring.

We are in the beginning phases of planning a happy hour to welcome new members to the committee. (We hear there are several people from One Lincoln Park interested in the UpDoNA Cares Committee).  Keep an eye on the Upper Downtown Neighborhood Association website and UpDoNA facebook page for more information about this happy hour.


UpDoNA Cares Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30pm. If you wish to attend a meeting, please do so! Or if you wish to join serving a meal at the Delores Project, email helenkhedrick@gmail.com for more information. 



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