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New Year, New Resolve

Thanks For A Great 2018, Park Hill. See You In The New Year!

By Amelia Eckles

Admin. Asst., GPHC

From all of us here at Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were filled with family, friends, and new memories. We celebrated all that we were able to accomplish in 2018 – none of which would have been possible without your support.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get more involved in the community, look no further. There are countless ways for you to join in our work.

School will soon be back in session after the holiday break, which means that our Weekend Food Program is back at it as well. This program serves students in need from the Boys and Girls Club, Park Hill Elementary and Roots Elementary. Each student receives a bag of food for the weekend to feed their growing bodies and minds.

As is true for all of our programs, there are many people to thank for making the Weekend Food Program happen. Our group of weekly volunteers work hard, and have fun doing it. We are so thankful for your spirits of joyous giving. We are also thankful to the rotating crew of parents who pick up and drop off bags to Park Hill Elementary. It truly does take a village to ensure that the children in our community are cared for and we want to thank everyone who’s stepped up.

To those who extended the spirit of giving to GPHC the past holiday season, know that your donations had a direct impact on people in our community.

There are many hands involved in running our Food Pantry. We have seen an increase in clients over the past few months and have been able to help every one of them, thanks to your support. We have welcomed many food and financial donations recently that have been such an encouragement to us, and to our clients. We have also welcomed a few new folks to our crew of existing volunteers. Thank you all for giving your time, care, and concern to our Food Pantry clients.

Our Food Pantry uses a client choice model, meaning that our clients take items that they will use, whether for reasons of preference, familiarity or need. That said, we do our best to stock the pantry with items that are most popular with our clients. We are currently asking for donations of the following items: canned fruit, canned meats (including tuna, salmon, chicken, Vienna sausage, and Spam), canned ravioli, hearty soups, chili, tomato products (tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salsa, etc.), ramen, condiments, salt, flour, sugar, cooking oil, tea, toilet paper, plastic sandwich bags, hygiene products (lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, and toothbrushes), cleaning products, laundry soap, and reusable shopping bags.

We do the same for our Weekend Food Program, which is currently in need of: individually packaged snack foods like granola bars (without nuts, preferably), fruit snacks, cookies, crackers, and cheese crackers.

If you’d like to donate to our volunteer-led organization, or learn more about us, give us a call at 303-388-0918 or visit our website at greaterparkhill.org.

If you’d like to give in the form of a food donation, stop by during our office hours. We are at 2823 Fairfax St. and are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Both Cake Crumbs and the Park Hill Branch Library have generously offered up donation bins that are available for drop off during their business hours as well.

 

Volunteers

Janey Alpert

Agnesa Babikoba

Barbara Cavender

Jack Farrar

Claudia Fields

Harold Fields

Tas Frashure

Maria Goodwin

Sarah Hopkins

Noni Horwitz

Erika Hutyra

Debra Lovell

Kirby Martin

Jasper Mueller

Chuck Nelson

Mike Quigley

Peggy Roberts

Anaya Robinson

Deb Rosenbaum

Mary Salsich

Tammi Scroggins

Heather Shulman

Shane Sutherland

Sue Weinstein

Donors

Karen Adkins

Jason Barth

Bonnie Bingham

John R Brown

The Carolan Family

Rich Cheever

John and JoAnn Congdon

Lana and James Cordes

Melissa Davis

Amelia Drumwright

Anne Duncan

Jennifer Dyer

Lee Fisher

Erin and Josh Freedman

Josh Goodman

Namanand Henderson

Jody Igo

Patti Iwasaki

David Johnson

Bernadette Kelly

Scott Kinnamon

Holly Kurtz

Laura and Don Lefkowits

Sharon and Joe Little

Roberta Locke

Lucy Loomis

Craig Maginness

Anne McLaughlin

Brian Moore

Jamie Moreno

Harriet Mullaney

Manuelita Mullins

Ruth Norman

Peg Fleming Oldham

Betsy and Geoff Post

Ellen Reath

Steven and Joan Ringel

Robert Rosenzweig

Virginia Swenson

Jana Tompkins

Denise Washington

Helen Wolcott

Judy Wolfe

John Wyszynski

AARP #995 – Queen City of the Rockies

Blessed Sacrament

Cake Crumbs and Patrons

Clear Peak Consulting

Cub Scout Pack #34

Cure D’ Ars

DANK Dispensary

Denver Food Rescue

Epperson Group

Food Bank of the Rockies

John Wyszynski / Gerretson Realty

Messiah Community Church

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten

Park Hill Congregational

Park Hill Elementary School

Park Hill Library and Patrons

Park Hill United Methodist

Skew Media LLC

St Thomas Episcopal Church

Team Hetterich

Wyszynski and Associates


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