Boulder Non Profits
These are news stories about Boulder charities and non profits which help everyone and everything in Boulder. It is not a comprehensive list but more stories and videos.
President of the Boulder Chamber John Tayer, explains the Business Services, Advocacy and the Economic Vitality they provide in the city of Boulder. John talks about the members who join the Chamber and ways the Boulder Chamber can connect them others to help build their business, as well he explains some of the local policies the Chamber takes a role in developing in the community and some of the networking events the Chamber hosts where business voices can be shared with others. He talks with Boulder channel 1 CEO Jann Scott See more Boulder channel 1 videos on the Boulder Chamber Here . If you or your company would like a video like this see Boulder channel 1 Advertising Agency Services
Jann shows us where Harvest of hope is in Boulder and how you can take part in either donating to the food bank or receiving food in charity.
Harvest of Hope Pantry in Boulder combines the rich traditions of two Boulder, Colorado Catholic churches, the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center and Sacred Heart of Jesus and their food banks that have served the single poor and families for more 40 years. The Benedictines, a Roman Catholic religious order of monks and nuns, opened the St. Thomas Aquinas Food Bank in 1970, serving the poor from the back porch of the church’s pastoral center. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Box Program was founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of parishioners, who prepared boxes of food for needy Boulder households. In 2012, these two Catholic churches combined their programs to form Harvest of Hope Pantry to expand their food bank and hospitality ministries, and to serve the ongoing needs of Boulder’s poor.
The pantry is located 100 yards west of 30th Street on the south side of Valmont Road in a small shopping center next door to the Mexican restaurant Rancho Grande. The closest bus stop is at the corner of 30th Street and Valmont Road.
Jann shows us some of the food the Harvest of Hope food Pantry in Boulder supplies to the people in need.
Brian explains the The Boulder Valley Rotary Club and Art Cleaners Share-A-Coat drive where they collect coats and other clothing items to distribute to children in need. Both adults’ and children’s coats, along with hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves are collected, cleaned by Art Cleaners, and distributed each year in this charitable program for over 20 years and running.
The Boulder Valley Rotary Club will distribute the coats to people in need living in Boulder County through local charities and schools. Collection boxes have been placed at all the Boulder County schools and all Art Cleaners locations.
Art Cleaners cleans the coats and clothing items and distributes them to the Boulder Rotary for redistribution by Christmas each year.
Jann talks with some people from the Boulder Bridgehouse who help homeless people get back on their feet by providing assistance with food, medication, housing and employment.
November is National Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month.
Sign up to Sleep Out here: http://attentionhomes.donorpages.com/sleepout2014/
BOULDER, CO. – Attention Homes has announced that on Thursday, November 13th over 100 community members will sleep out in support of homeless and runaway youth. November is officially Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month. The 3rd Annual Sleep Out for Homeless Youth will be presented in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Attention Homes, a local non-profit organization, is the only shelter for youth in Boulder County providing day and overnight shelter.
Participants will be spending the night sleeping outside on the lawn in downtown Boulder between Attention Homes’ office and the First United Methodist Church, near 15th and Spruce Street. They have pledged to each raise $1,000 for Attention Homes from friends, family and colleagues through their own fundraising page. Sleep Out is expected to raise more than $100,000 to support Attention Homes’ homeless and runaway youth services.
“The number of youth in our community who are either homeless or unstably housed is currently estimated to be 150 or more on any given night,” says Claire Clurman, Executive Director of Attention Homes. “Sleep Out is an opportunity to raise awareness about and funds for this critically important issue. By taking part in this event, individuals, community and business leaders will glimpse what life is like as a homeless youth by exposing themselves to weather and the uncertainties that come from living on the streets. Our hope is that as they return the next morning to safe and warm homes, their jobs and families, they will share a message of awareness and support for these local kids that need our attention and help.” Both principals from Fairview and Boulder High will be sleeping out this year.
Sleep Out participants will arrive the evening of November 13th at First United Methodist Church and take part in a simple meal provided by Pasta Jay’s before preparing to sleep out. Early the next morning, a light breakfast will be served before departing back to work and home where participants are encouraged to not shower or change in order to further heighten their connection to the experience of being homeless. Rev. Pat Bruns, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, was an early supporter of the event and believes Sleep Out perfectly complements their affirming and welcoming community that reaches out to support a variety of local non-profits. “Caring for one another works best when we build creative partnerships that help meet a wide variety of needs. Whether it is through our efforts with the Boulder County Aids Project, OutBoulder, Community Table, which also feeds the poor and homeless or by supporting the essential work of Attention Homes, we are doing what we all should do to help those who are so often both marginalized and forgotten in our community. And we are committed to changing the systems that create marginalization, neglect and homelessness in the first place.”
Attention Homes expects to serve close to 800 youth by the end of 2014 through street outreach, day drop-in services and overnight shelter. Programs connect vulnerable youth to education, employment, housing, mental health and substance abuse support and family reunification. To learn more about how you can participate go to www.attentionhomes.org/sleepout.
About Attention Homes:
Since 1966 Attention Homes has provided opportunities for youth in crisis to change their lives. We offer safe shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. Attention Homes operates the only shelter for youth in Boulder County.
Greg Harms the executive director of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless talks to us about the help they provide to people who can’t or are struggling to find a place to live and the mission the shelter provides to homeless adults in and around the Boulder community. With 160 beds and 2 hot meals a day they serve around 90,000 meals a day and provide 5 different programs of supportive help for clients. The Winter Overnight sheltering from October thru April for anyone who needs a place to stay. The year round Transition Program that helps people stay sober and find housing, as well as the Housing First program, that helps chronic homeless people to find and permanent place to stay and get care. Also they run the Boulder County Care which is a street outreach program helping unsheltered people who won’t make it in for the night to get blankets, food and clothing for the cold winter nights. Also if you want to donate or volunteer to help the Boulder Shelter you can visit their website at bouldershelter.org and find of list of what they need and what positions are available at anytime.
No matter how buried or forgotten we all have the embers of Creativity within us. This presentation is for everyone who desires and dares to access, maintain, and sustain their Creativity and will point people in the right direction toward rekindling our Creative embers and turning them into Creative flames.
Patrick is a visionary educator, accomplished artist, and independent scholar. Patrick Williams runs his own for profit art, speaking, and consulting business as well as being the Creative Director and Operations Manager of Satori Institute, A research based non-profit organization.
With over three decades of experience, Patrick has innovated creative curriculums and taught children and adults art, creativity, new science, budo, and art history in public and private schools, community centers, teacher trainings, and mentorship experiences.
Patrick’s paintings and drawings have been shown in many solo exhibits and group shows throughout the United States, Japan, and China. His work has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Albuquerque, and Omaha.
He holds black belts in Karate-do and Aikido and has trained and taught budo for more than thirty-five years. He also practices Kyudo, Japanese archery. Patrick has an expansive and comprehensive knowledge of art history and holds a BFA in painting from the University of Nebraska.
Jann talks with the people who run the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture and what they do for the local community to educate and promote arts in the society.
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