During this season of giving, Denver7 and Larry H. Miller Dealerships have teamed up to recognize and share the stories of five local nonprofit organizations that impact the lives of ordinary people and, in doing so, are strengthening our communities and enriching the lives of others.
Throughout the week, “5 Days of Giving” featured five nonprofits that were surprised with a $10,000 grant from Larry H. Miller Dealerships to support the work they're doing to make a difference in our community. The grants will support each charity’s community initiatives to help them have an even greater impact, specifically during this challenging time:
Parent Possible's mission is to equip families with the support they need to be their child's most influential teacher, mentor and coach. This gift supports the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, a peer-delivered home visiting model that empowers parents to prepare their children for school success. Last year, HIPPY programs served 986 children/families statewide from diverse ethnic and geographic groups, particularly those most at risk of poverty, parents' limited education and social isolation.
For 20 years, Urban Peak has ignited youth's potential to exit homelessness, be self-determined, and have a more fulfilled life. They provide a full convergence of services for youth ages 15-24 who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. This donation will help cover the costs of a computer lab used by youth served by Urban Peak. These technology upgrades will provide additional access to educational and employment programming.
The Tennyson Center for Children provides intensive treatment, therapy and special education for children impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma. Many children who arrive at the Tennyson Center have been in multiple foster care placements or removed from their homes in the middle of the night, and these children come with few belongings. Funding will ensure these children have the clothing they need to protect their health, improve their self-esteem, and ensure they feel cared for as they work through their healing journey.
There With Care's mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis. They provide a network of services and people to help ease the burden of life's day-to-day obligations with compassion and care for the people they serve. This funding will support the Basic Needs Safety Net program for Vulnerable Families with Critically Ill Children and provide transportation, meals, baby items and other essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Montbello Organizing Committee has played a critical role in providing emergency food to residents. The Montbello community has been a food desert for the last six years, meaning it is an area where people have limited access to food resources. Since mid-March, MOC and its partners have provided food to more than 120,000 people and distributed half a million pounds of donated food. They've also spearheaded a long-term solution in partnership with Fresh-Lo, including developing a new grocery store and cultural hub with nearly 100 affordable housing units. This donation will go towards the organization’s food pantry.
Larry H. Miller Dealerships has a strong legacy of philanthropy, giving back to communities where it does business. Through its charitable organization, Larry H. Miller Charities, more than $1 million has been donated to qualified nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado since 1997.