This Saturday, April 6, Hooked on Colfax will donate its wall space to Local Goes Global, an evening devoted to raising money through art for a global health-focused nonprofit, Comunidades Unidas Peru. A student-run organization, CU Peru comprises volunteers from various schools at the University o ... More >>
High school prom was magical for some and less than spectacular for others, but the wonderful women of LUPEC -- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails -- want to give everyone a second (or third) chance at the defining teenage moment. This Saturday, January 12, the group is invi ... More >>
There's no audition necessary to be a part of Harmony: A Colorado Chorale's all-inclusive chorus. "That is part of our mission -- to make sure everyone feels welcome," says William Loper, artistic director for the chorale. At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, December 8, at Messiah Community Church, anyone w ... More >>
Update below: Families representing eleven of the twelve people who died in the Aurora theater shooting have asked Colorado's attorney general and secretary of state to investigate Community First Foundation and its website, GivingFirst.org, which collected more than $5 million in donations to the A ... More >>
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area, which has a long and complicated history with alternative energy research.
Update: Rich Audsley, speaking for the 7/20 Recovery Committee, has released a statement responding to criticism from families of Aurora theater shooting victims. It's included after our original coverage. Tom Teves, the father of Aurora theater shooting victim Alex Teves, lambasted the way Giving ... More >>
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
GivingFirst.org, Community First Foundation's online giving resource for Colorado, is helping Coloradans -- such as those at last night's vigil (right) find local organizations that are dedicated to helping victims and families of the July 20 shooting -- and is matching donations up to $200,000.
Work Options for Women will hold a cooking class tonight at Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis Street -- and this month's curriculum is for children ages eight to twelve. The class will focus on food and kitchen safety, nutrition and skills, all while pushing the theme of breakfast for dinner.
The 16th Street Mall was buzzing with music last week as artists of all shapes and sizes filled the air with their collective auditory gifts for Make Music Denver. This was the first time that Denver participated in World Music Day; it joined 450 other cities thanks to the efforts of the Downtown De ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Peak Performance," describes how the pull of past history and the power of publishing inspired Shannon Galpin to create Mountain2Mountain, an international nonprofit dedicated to educating women in conflict zones. Although Galpin was influenced most strongly by the fact tha ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For his first job, a preteen Julien Ross sold lemonade and lied about it. Or at the very least, he didn't tell the whole truth about it. The juice came from freshly squeezed lemons, ... More >>
When it comes to the national Occupy movement, Blair Preston is less concerned with apathy than with access. In his time visiting Occupy Denver, it was the second issue that restricted his involvement, not the first, and he noticed the same problem gripping other protesters. To find a solution, he w ... More >>
Project Safeguard, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, has partnered with former Bronco Reggie Rivers on its Valentine's fling. "We're so excited to have Reggie Rivers joining our event," says Shelly Schreiner. "With incidents of domestic vi ... More >>
Last month, we told you which of the 928 participating nonprofits raised the most money during Colorado Gives Day. This year, technical difficulties caused the 24-hour online charity blitz to be extended to 36 hours, during which folks donated a total of $12.4 million.
Gorinto, the weekly night at Mercury Cafe, is always a good time, but tonight it benefits a particularly good cause: Mission Supports. With food prepared by SAME Cafe and a variety of musical acts on tap, the eclectic mid-week party aims not just to raise money for the non-profit, but awaren ... More >>
Dr. Aaron Perlut, man of mustached leisure.After last week's slow start, I'm pleased to report that, as we enter the second half of Movember, my mustache is downright glorious -- by the Westword team of crack scientists' last estimate, it now effects the death of tens of thousands of cancerou ... More >>
It took almost losing her job for Sara Woodyard to realize she couldn't have done enough with it anyway. Facing the end of the probation period that marked the first three years of her work life, Woodyard, a fifth-grade teacher, developed an acute awareness of what budget cuts can mean to tho ... More >>
There's a brand new festival coming to Snowmass Village over the Fourth of July weekend, and Leftover Salmon (pictured) is among the acts slated to headline. Sharing the bill at the inaugural Eco Music Festival, taking place June 30 through July3, is Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, the New ... More >>
Tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., non-profit group Prax(us) joins forces with fair trade-supporting retailer Ten Thousand Villages (2626 E. 3rd Ave.) for three hours of shopping for fundraising. As Colorado's only organization specializing in helping victims of domestic human trafficking, Prax(us) is a ... More >>
This Friday, April 29, Bicycle Colorado hosts its annual Gala celebration and fundraiser for bicycle awareness and advocacy at The Denver Post building (101 W. Colfax Ave). The non-profit organization aims to educate the public on bicycle safety, road-sharing and bike lanes, while being a voi ... More >>
We've made lotsa sport of Niwot-based Crocs, from a 2005 feature that included savage reviews by fashionistas to reports of what Alan Prendergast described as the "brightly hued, comfy-ugly clown shoes" being escalator unfriendly. So our first thought after hearing the company is donating 100 ... More >>
According to Safehouse Denver, three women are killed each day by an intimate partner in America. DJ Bedz, of Radio Bums and Denver Nuggets official DJ fame, is doing his part to help reduce the effects of domestic violence against women and their families by donating the proceeds of his mixt ... More >>
For almost two decades, Project Angel Heart has been delivering meals across the metro area to people living with life-threatening diseases. So it's appropriate that the non-profit's biggest annual fundraiser, Dining Out for Life, features food, and lots of it. Today, if you eat breakfast, ... More >>
Flappers like these beauties from "There's Something About Mary" may soon be back on display in Boulder.The campaign to establish a new public nudity ordinance in Boulder took an unexpected turn a few weeks back. That's when Catharine Pierce, 52, turned heads when she decided to garden wearin ... More >>
Lisa Raville (right), of Denver's Harm Reduction Action Center, and Andrew McClure advocate for clean needles on World AIDS Day 2009. A lot has happened in the eleven months since Westword last wrote about Colorado's lack of a legal syringe exchange program -- and how a group called Undergro ... More >>
Tom Massey's bill doesn't have John Suthers' s vote of approval.When Representative Tom Massey spoke to Westword on January 15 about the medical marijuana bill he was assembling, he described dispensaries as "a loophole in the law" -- the kind of language that warmed the heart of Colorado Att ... More >>
Matt Brown thinks the new medical marijuana bill has improved -- but it still has a ways to go.When medical marijuana advocate Matt Brown spoke to Westword yesterday about Representative Tom Massey's new bill to regulate the industry, he hadn't seen the final document -- just a draft from lat ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Could the Land of Enchantment magically solve Colorado's pot problems?As a recent Court of Appeals decision and a Board of Health brouhaha made clear, Colorado's medical marijuana is in desperate need of an overhaul. While officials and dispensary owners tussle over ridiculousl ... More >>
My speed = kickassThe Governor's Office of Information Technology has joined up with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group trying to create a map of broadband access -- and those areas that still can't get it -- throughout the country. If you've currently got broadband access, you can test your ... More >>
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