#DenverCommunityGives Day — October 14, 2019
Denver Community Credit Union is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. While branches were closed for the federal holiday on October 14th, we put the credit union philosophy of People Helping People into action. Our staff volunteered at six local nonprofits sites.
See a summary of our impact below and visit our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages to see photos from our all-staff volunteer day. Search for posts with the #DenverCommunityGives hashtag to learn more.
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Our 2019 Impact
Denver Community CU Renovates Metro Caring Children’s Area so They Can Start Offering Childcare
Denver, Colo. – All Denver Community Credit Union employees volunteered across Metro Denver during their 3rd annual all-staff volunteer day on Monday October 14th. On #DenverCommunityGives Day, Denver Community staff volunteered a combined 439 hours with six local non-profit organizations, which is an estimated $12,300 in cost savings for their non-profit partners. A special service project they completed was renovating the Children’s Area at Metro Caring so they can start offering childcare for the families they serve.
Metro Caring works with our community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger. Through their impactful work, Metro Caring provides 100 families a day with healthy groceries and distributes 10,000 pounds of nutritious food daily. The renovations of their Children’s Area will improve access to services for the children and families from our community when they visit Metro Caring. The majority of Metro Caring clients work more than one job and struggle to make ends meet due to the cost of living in Metro Denver. This new Children’s Area will allow Metro Caring to move forward with a full childcare program on a regular basis and afford parents and families with young children the ability to participate fully in their programming knowing their children have a safe, properly supervised area to play.
Denver Community Credit Union was recently recognized as a Civic 50 Colorado Honoree and Company Category Leader by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognized Denver Community as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Colorado determined by an independently administered and scored survey. Learn more at www.DenverCommunity.coop/Civic50.
#DenverCommunityGives Day aligns with Denver Community Credit Union’s vision of “Advancing financial opportunity” by making a difference in the lives of our community members. This full day of volunteering and recognizing community service further encourages Denver Community staff to remain involved in the communities we serve year-round. See photo highlights at www.facebook.com/DenverCommunityCU. Denver Community renovated Metro Caring’s Children’s Area with the financial support of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation.
About Metro Caring
Metro Caring works with our community to meet people’s immediate need for nutritious food while building a movement to address the root causes of hunger. Metro Caring offers innovative programming in Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes, ID Procurement, Urban Gardening, and Community Activation so that families can break the cycle of poverty. Metro Caring is a welcoming, dignified, health-focused organization, open to everyone in the Denver metro area. To learn more, visit www.metrocaring.org.