Our first Opera Event Gypsy Tales-Music, Muse, Mystique was big success!
We celebrated the allure and mystique of the Gypsy through song, dance and music with mezzo-soprano Erica Papillion-Posey, flamenco guitarist René Heredia, pianist Mila Startsev and several talented flamenco dancers.
Missed the opera? You can still make a donation. Just click here and remember no amount is too large or too small!
August 22, 2012- Denver police are asking for the community’s help in finding a man who attempted to abduct two women yesterday afternoon just blocks from Uptown. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20′s.
The first incident happened Tuesday afternoon at East 5th Avenue and High Street. A woman says she was approached by a man wearing a baggy white T-shirt and long baggy shorts. The man fled in a black Nissan Maxima with tinted windows and shiny rims. There was orange tape covering the license plate.
A few minutes later, just a block away, another woman says she was grabbed by the same guy and described the same car
The Denver Police are asking that women in our neighborhood to stay alert and call 911 if they see someone acting suspiciously or driving a vehicle that is similar to the one described.
If you have any information on where the suspect may be, call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.
We recently received a $5,000 donation from the “Colorado Rockies Charity Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation” for our Children, Youth and Families Program, specifically for our support groups for kids.
The Rockies Charity Fund was formed in 1993 with emphasis toward underprivileged and at-risk youth. The Charity Fund is a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, a national charitable trust whose philanthropic mission is carried out through four program areas: communities, journalism, education and citizenship.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve received numerous financial contributions from individuals wanting to support the victims of the Aurora theater shootings. Calls started coming in immediately with people wanting to know what they could do to help.
Recently, we received a donation that was particularly touching and we wanted to share the story. It was a cash donation from 12-year-old Shaley German, a seventh-grader at Sagewood Middle School in Parker, and her friends.
Shaley and her friends decided to raise money by giving away lemonade at the Wal-Mart in Elizabeth, CO. The girls handed out cups of the summertime drink and asked for donations in exchange. In addition, Shaley created fliers with information on how to donate on the Giving First website as well as a poster commemorating the victims.
They raised $263.80 and donated the whole amount to the DCCV Aurora fund. Shaley’s mother said, “I really was taken aback by people’s generosity. It was a very positive experience for all of us!”
The funds will go directly to the individuals and families affected by the Aurora theater tragic event.
Thank you, Shaley and friends! We know you are all on your way to doing great things in the future. It’s young people like you who will continue to make the world a better place!
To raise funds for DCCV, board member, Jason Sands, will lead a 12 man team on the Wild West Relay. This is a 36-hour, 200 mile relay race from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs, August 3-4, 2012.
The team’s goal is to raise $2400 for DCCV’s Children, Youth and Family program. The CYF program helps children ages 6-17 understand and cope with trauma while learning healthy options for expressing feelings and conflict resolution. For more information on specific programs click here for details.
This will be Jason’s 4th race but the first time he has captained a team. The teams are self supporting, unlike other road races, the race director does not provide sag wagons or food and water stops along the route. Jason is enjoying the challenge of coordinating all the logistics including, van rentals, food/drinks, racing supplies, lodging pre and post-race, and training programs for the team members.
There is a nice mix of experienced and first time participants on the team. Members are Jason Sands, Adam Sands (1st time Wild West Relay participant), Marc Buffington, Ross Kontz, Mike Enger, Brad Baker, Pat Wiley, Bobby Perry (1st time Wild West Relay participant), Zach Brockman (1st time Wild West Relay participant), Herb Brockman (1st time Wild West Relay participant), David Cohrs, and Jeremy Goett (1st time Wild West Relay participant).
Each team member has pledged a minimum of $200, and along with training for the race they continue to raise pledges. If you’d like to support 12 Men Run for a Cause and the DCCV, contact Jason Sands at email@example.com to make a contribution.