KINDLING – Time to lend a financial hand

Colorado Gives Day is December 7, a statewide movement to make an annual donation to registered 501(c)(3) screened local non-profits who make a difference in people’s lives.

We just celebrated Thanksgiving and the Denver Rescue Mission received their 10,000 turkeys to feed the homeless at their shelters.

The Salvation Army is housing and feeding many of the estimated 10,000 homeless people camped out around the city but are all welcome at the Salvation Army facilities for a bed and hot meal.

The American Red Cross rushes to emergencies and offers food and shelter to the afflicted who have been impacted by Mother Nature’s wrath or an apartment house fire.

Food Bank of The Rockies and many area food banks provide tons of quality food to non-profit organizations to feed and fill shopping baskets of food for the financially suffering individuals and families.

Meals on Wheels operated by Volunteers of America delivers thousands of meals to shut-in folks, seniors, and those in need every day of the week from their local kitchen.

Catholic Charities provides multiple services to thousands of people in need.

The Denver Lions Club Foundation provides eyeglasses to the visually impaired.

Goodwill Industries employees hundreds of individuals, many with challenges,  who operate their vast chain of discount stores along the Front Range.  The employees love their work and the respect of a job with a caring non-profit organization.

In this week’s Villager we reached out to many nonprofits in an effort to assist them in this massive Colorado Gives  Day program that raised over $50 million in 2020.

This is the time to make your annual tax-deductible donation to the many nonprofits.  You can see some of reputable organizations listed in this newspaper edition along with many others not mentioned.

As we approach the holiday season the real meaning of Christmas is in the giving!  

It just feels good to lend a hand to help someone and the many nonprofits who assist others in many ways.