HPA’s Giving Back to Colorado Program

April 4th, 2019

HPA’s 25th Anniversary

To commemorate this milestone celebration, HPA is taking this opportunity to give back to the communities we have been so privileged to serve by providing volunteer services to a group of 25 charities over the upcoming months.  The non-profit organizations to be included are listed below.

Event details and dates will be posted here soon, please reach out to HPA25@hparch.com if you would like to join us at any of these events!

Saint Francis Center

St. Francis Center is open to adult men and women in the metro Denver area, providing a safe and welcoming environment for people during the day when other shelters are closed or overcrowded. In addition to daytime shelter, SFC offers a variety of programs and services for guests to utilize to begin to transition out of homelessness.

Atlantis Community, Inc.

Located in Denver, Colorado, Atlantis Community, Inc. has been your friendly neighborhood Independent Living Center for over 40 years. We support the right of people with disabilities to take control over their own lives with full and informed consent, primarily by providing a variety of consumer-directed services—from advocacy to education to transitioning people out of nursing homes and into their very own apartments.

Denver Housing Authority

DHA’s mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.

Denver Public Library Friends Foundation

The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation enriches our community by building support and raising money to enhance the library’s programs and services.

Brent’s Place

Their mission is to provide Safe-Clean housing and improve the quality of life for children and families living with cancer and other immunocompromising conditions… one day at a time.

Children’s Hospital – Colorado

To improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

Urban Peak

Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Our goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.

RAFT

RAFT’s mission is to empower educators with affordable resources to build their students’ minds through hands-on learning. For over eight years, RAFT Colorado has been dedicated to celebrating and supporting great teaching. RAFT collaborates with Colorado businesses, community members, and education organizations to provide teachers with affordable tools, ideas, and learning experiences to inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers, and creators. With solid educational practices, ingenious materials sourcing, and innovative repurposing, RAFT Colorado uniquely enables educators to enrich students’ lives with abundant creativity and deeper learning.

Heart & Hand

Heart & Hand provides engaging programs for elementary, middle and high school students. By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their potential.

Habitat for Humanity

Building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.

Impact

Our mission is to help individuals and families who are in need and homeless to regain their humanity by providing programs that provide both short and long term solutions.
This is shown on every level of what we do whether it’s the way we treat people, the quality of the food we feed, the hygiene packs we hand out, our clothing store, or any of our other various programs.

Food for Thought

During the school year, we provide each student with a PowerSack to take home every other weekend. Each PowerSack has 9-13 items, enough to feed a family of four 2 meals. FFT targets schools where 90% or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch programs (income of a family of four is less than $29K/year to qualify). Because we give every student a PowerSack, many of the barriers that traditionally interfere with distribution are removed. We encourage community tables and food pantries the schools we serve to help make sure that no food is wasted and those who need food the most have access to extra or unwanted items.

Greenway Foundation

The Greenway Foundation is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has led efforts, since 1974, to reclaim the South Platte River and its tributaries from a virtual cesspool to a place of environmental and recreational pride.

Jefferson County Open Space

Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 by PLAN Jeffco and The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County. These organizations proposed a unique concept to the Board of County Commissioners to preserve the scenic vistas and open lands within the county using the collection of one-half of one percent tax on sales in Jefferson County to fund the program. The voters agreed, thereby ensuring perpetual land conservation, stewardship of open space and parklands, and access for public enjoyment.

Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish community. DUG offers neighborhoods the essential resources for community gardens, including ongoing technical expertise with: securing sustainable land for gardens; designing and building gardens; supporting garden organization, leadership, outreach and maintenance; utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; and linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy.

The GrowHaus

Our vision is to catalyze a neighborhood-based food system in our community that is healthy, equitable, and resident-driven.

Denver Children’s Home

We help kids who have survived trauma, neglect and abuse confront serious mental health challenges.

Warren Village

Living in poverty and homelessness is not only stressful but can result in feelings of fear, hopelessness, and prioritization of daily survival over long-term planning. Warren Village’s goal is to help low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency. Utilizing a nationally acclaimed, Two-Generation (2Gen) approach, Warren Village empowers disadvantaged single parents to regain self-esteem, reconnect to the community, and ultimately reclaim a productive place in the community.

Anythink Foundation

The Anythink Foundation supports innovation and creativity in Adams County by raising private funds for special programs and projects at Anythink. This support helps the library continue its mission to “open doors for curious minds” as a dynamic center for engagement.