This is a great opportunity for a team, group of friends, or family to do a one-time volunteer service (4 - 8 people).
Every Sunday, the Denver team coordinates a warm meal for the homeless youth of Colorado. We rely on groups of volunteers to prepare, bring and serve the food. Our turn out of kids on a Sunday is anywhere from 30 to 50, so we ask that enough food is prepared for about 50 people.
Does this sound like something you'd want to help with? It's easy to sign up HERE! After signing up, you will be contacted with additional details.
On this night during outreach, we ran into one of our youth and sat down with him for an hour and had a heartfelt, empowering conversation with him. He explained how he had been on the streets for as long as he can remember, forced to be there after aging out of state foster care.
Every Tuesday evening our Outreach volunteers walk the streets; sometimes we don't find or reach our youth at all, but sometimes we connect-and that is one more kid we can help get off the streets!
THIS is what outreach is about: we find our youth we help, stabilize and most importantly, we CARE.
StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer program, so for us to be there for our homeless kids, we need your help! If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved e-mail us.
StandUp For Kids - Denver participated in this year's Colfax Marathon on the weekend of May 17 & 18. Both Saturday and Sunday's weather was perfect for racing. StandUp had participants in the 5K and the Half Marathon.
StandUp thanks all who chose StandUp as their Charity Partner - for participating and for helping to raise money for StandUp.
StandUp was also lucky enough to be the Charity chosen to pick up all of the discarded running gear that is discarded along the way as the runners warm up. The StandUp youth will be delighted with all of the warm ups, sweat shirts, hats, gloves, etc. that were retrieved.
5K finish line