Dress up the pets and/or kids and come join Fresh Start and the Stand Up for Me staff at the Sunnyside Critter Costume Contest at Chaffee Park tomorrow, Saturday, October 29 between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. for some Halloween fun!
Stop by our booth for coffee, hot chocolate and donuts and help spread the word about children in need of temporary foster homes.
This will be a blast and we are so pleased to help out with this Sunnyside United Neighbors event! Prizes will be given for cutest, scariest and most creative pet costume, as well as person/pet pair or group costume! Kids in costume will receive a candy/toy bag. $5 suggested donation to enter – $50 CASH PRIZE for “Best in Show”!
Chafee Park is located at 44th and Tejon in North Denver. Join us tomorrow!
On Saturday, October 29th, Fresh Start in collaboration with the Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Councilwoman Judy Montero, Rude Recreation Center, Xcel Energy, Sun Valley Local Residents Council, Mercy Housing and the Denver Police Department District 1 will sponsor a “Trick or Treat Street” at the Sun Valley Opportunity Center.
Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. We are so excited to feature a Bike Village, Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, Candy Maze, Haunted House, Music, Dancing, Raffle Prizes, and Refreshments! Community Volunteers will supervise activites to ensure safety and fun for the whole family.
In addition, the Sun Valley Local Residents Council will feature a “Hay Ride through the HOOD” for a friendly ride in the neighborhood. Children will enjoy candy apples, popcorn balls, and fresh fruit.
We would like to send a special THANKS toLittle Caesar’s Pizza for the pizza and breadsticks everyone will love to eat. Each season of giving in the Sun Valley community is gaining more attention and community support which is making the holidays pleasant for everyone!
Fresh Start is extremely grateful and proud to be a partner with the Riverfront Park Community Foundation once again. In May 2011, the RFP Community Foundation provided a $2,000 grant for summer sports programs for Sun Valley youth. In addition, Mark Smith, RFP Foundation President, donated $1,000 of his personal funds.
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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.
Right now, there are over 1,000 children living in temporary homes right here in Denver. There are many ways to help them and this weekend is one amazing opportunity to do so. The Stand Up for Me Event is taking place Saturday and Sunday.
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Fresh Start in collaboration with The Riverfront Community Foundation, Rude Recreation Center, Council woman Judy H. Montero, Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver Police Department and the Southwest Community Collaborative Partnership (CCP) Center invite Sun Valley residents and their families to attend a fun event on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The celebration will take place at Rude Recreation Center – Baseball Fields located at 2855 West Holden Place (12th and Federal). Sun Valley residents will enjoy great food, beverages, games, and have an opportunity to cheer on the Rude Recreation Center T-Ball Teams!
Sun Valley Summer Experience Background
Fresh Start, on behalf of the SW CCP Center and Rude Recreation Center, was granted $2,000 from the Riverfront Community Foundation for a Sun Valley Summer Experience which would be used as a model for future funding and year round sports activities for needy families, children, and youth. Mark Smith, President of the Riverfront Community Foundation donated $1,000 of his personal funds to the Sun Valley Summer Experience. Mark is challenging donors to match his donation or contribute or whatever they are able to help the Sun Valley Summer Experience continue year round and well into the future!
To provide Sun Valley Residents a positive summer sports and recreation experience
Participate in T-Ball Teams, Coach Pitch and Swim Teams
Participate physical fitness classes for youth and adults
Engage the community in positive outdoor and indoor activities
Build positive relationships and responsiveness to Sun Valley’s culturally diverse resident population