Ron Allen, Community Outreach Worker, coordinates the Stand UP for Me Initiative in collaboration with the Northeast CCP Center at Lowry Family Center. In concert with the Crossroads Baptist Church of Thornton, a “GO Service” event was held to give back to the community. Church volunteers and CCP Center staff formed clean up teams in Henderson, Aurora, and Montbello.
The Denver Department of Human Services worked with Ron to identify three foster families who could benefit from a day of service. Indeed, we identified three families who needed a helping hand on household projects. These included: landscaping, grass mowing, tree trimming, painting, fixing, repairing, and weatherizing homes.
The foster families selected have been outstanding parents for over twenty years and have opened their hearts and homes to many underprivileged children. It was time to give back to the people who have done so much to make their house a home for youth in need.
This was a win-win situation. The volunteers were gratified to be of service and the families were extremely appreciative having more time to spend with their family on Saturday instead of the routine daily chores and home maintenance.
Special THANKS to Ron, Ryan, Trevor, Josh the handymen who made it happen!! Sometimes giving does not mean providing dollars but rather giving a few hours or days of your time to make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors.