salvation army - red shield
December 2023 In the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club's annual tradition, we support the Red Shield with their Angel Tree project where new gifts are purchased and packaged for families in need. And during the holidays, you may see us in front of your favorite grocery store Ringing the Bell to collect donations for the Salvation Army. All money raised is used by the Salvation Army to support local social services.
October 2023 Just as fall turned to winter in 2023, our club purchased 108 new coats to distribute to refugee children, served by Project Worthmore. The coats were purchased through Operation Warm which is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need.
"The Community Navigators are distributing coats! What a great thing to do for our refugee clients." Marlene Desmond, Project Worthmore Volunteer Coordinator.
Project Worthmore serves an international community of refugees in Colorado. They operate an English acquisition program, a Dental Clinic, a Community Farm, and a Food Share program. Project Worthmore also provides community navigators and family partners to help refugee families become part of our local community. For more information visit projectworthmore.org.
Project worthmore - delaney farm
June 2023 The Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club, in partnership with Rotary District 5450 and the Mile High, Five Points/RiNo, Littleton, and Denver Southeast Rotary Clubs, were pleased to support Project Worthmore's DeLaney Community Farm in 2023. DeLaney is a 5-acre farm that supports refugees through sustainable agriculture and community building. Rotary's donation of $19,750 was recognized at Project Worthmore's Annual First Harvest Festival in June 2023.
Project worthmore - yu meh food share program
Monthly Rotarians from the Denver Cherry Creek, Mile High, and Denver Southeast Rotary Clubs gather monthly to help pack groceries for our refugee neighbors. These Rotary Clubs supported Project Worthmore throughout the pandemic with funding to purchase basic staples such as rice, flour, pasta and beans for about 360 refugee families. Rotarians continue to pitch in every month to package groceries and make deliveries to help those families and welcome them to our community.
April 2023 This spring, members of the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club got to show their creative and handyman skills, sprucing up an apartment at Providence Network ’s Joy House, a two-year transitional housing facility for women and children recovering from domestic violence. We cleaned, painted, laid flooring, acquired furnishings, and generally made the apartment feel cheery and welcoming for its next residents.
November 2023 A behind the scenes look at some of the preparation for the Community Dinner DCCR members hosted at Joshua Station in November:
September 2023 Club members spent a Saturday in September with Brothers Redevelopment to repaint and restore this mobile home:
So all may eat (same) Café
Pcs for people
September 2023 Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club members volunteered to collect computers and electronics for refurbishment and recycling at the Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair this fall. Hundreds of items were diverted from the landfill and refurbished or recycled through PCs for People! (https://www.pcsforpeople.org/locations/colorado/)