The Gathering Place Blog

Today is #WishListWednesday, when we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This week, we're wishing for donations of unopened toothpaste, travel-sized sunscreen, and deodorant.

This is National Volunteer Week and we have a series of messages for our wonderful volunteers that we will be posting throughout the week. The first is: "Thanks for Pitching In and Helping Us Cover All the Bases!"

Today is #WishListWednesday, when we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This week, we're wishing for donations of new women's and children's socks, new women's and children's underwear, and clothing for boys ages 5-18. If you would like to support our members' immediate needs by donating any of these items, please deliver them to our facility at 1535 High Street during our normal business hours.

April 10 is Equal Pay Day, when women's earnings symbolically catch up to their male counterparts' earnings from the previous year. In other words, women have to work another 100 days to make up the difference in their salaries. This is because women, on average, are paid only 80 cents for every dollar men are paid.

Here are some of our favorite resources to arm yourself with knowledge and about the gender wage gap and prepare to take action.

On Wednesday, March 28, Leslie Foster was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame for her dedication to our community and for helping women, children, and transgender people experiencing poverty. Her acceptance speech wowed attendees. Here it is in full for everyone to read and enjoy.

Today is #WishListWednesday, when we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This week, we're wishing for donations of new women's underwear, new socks, and toothpaste. If you would like to support our members' immediate needs by donating any of these items, please deliver them to our facility at 1535 High Street during our normal business hours.

The Gathering Place's New England IPA took home the Factotum Brewhouse Brewer's Madness championship on Saturday, March 31. In Factotum's annual tournament, 16 charities and nonprofit organizations worked with a brew master to brew their own beer and compete against other local organizations to determine a winner.

Curio Bar, located in the Denver Central Market in RiNo, hosted a three-part educational series on mezcal called Mezcal Talks 101 - 103. The goal of the series is to spread awareness about the tradition of making mezcal and the different regions in Mexico that produce it. In addition, they chose to donate 20% of proceeds to The Gathering Place!

Every Wednesday, we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This #WishListWednesday, we're wishing for donations for our Fiber Arts Program, where we offer classes in kitting and crochet. If you have any of the following knitting and crochet materials that you could donate, please contact us. We're in need of: new and unused yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, and pom pom makers.

Art Restart, the social enterprise of The Gathering Place, is looking to fill several volunteer positions. If you have a passion for marketing, sales, graphic design, or videography and photography, please consider volunteering with Art Restart!

Every Wednesday, we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This #WishListWednesday, we're wishing for donations of new and unopened Tylenol, travel-sized toothpaste, and hair dryers and hair straighteners. If you would like to support our members' immediate needs by donating any of these items, please deliver them to our facility at 1535 High Street during our normal business hours.

To welcome in the first official day of spring, we’ve curated five spring themed designs from Art Restart. Every piece you purchase from Art Restart, the social enterprise of The Gathering Place, generates proceeds for the artist in addition to funds to reinvest back into the organization.

We will be facing off against Bluff Lake Nature Center's Prickly Pear Saison in the Final Four round on Saturday, March 24 from 2 - 4:30pm. For every vote our beer receives, Factotum Brewhouse will donate $1 to The Gathering Place.

Last week, we had the opportunity to speak at AT&T's Field Services Team event and meet their energetic staff members. We love meeting new supporters of The Gathering Place and getting the chance to share our story.

Every Wednesday, we highlight a few items that our members are in need of the most. This #WishListWednesday, we're wishing for donations of toothpaste, new women's and children's underwear, and infant formula. If you would like to support our members' immediate needs by donating any of these items, please deliver them to our facility at 1535 High Street during our normal business hours.

Shop online with AmazonSmile today through March 31 and Amazon will triple the amount donated to your charity of choice. Shopping on smile.amazon.com is just like shopping on Amazon, but every purchase generates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Gathering Place.

Every Wednesday, we highlight 3 or 4 items that our members are in need of the most. This #WishListWednesday, we're wishing for donations of travel-sized toothpaste, new cotton women's underwear sizes 5-9, and deodorant. If you would like to support our members' immediate needs by donating any of these items, please deliver them to our facility at 1535 High Street during our normal business hours.

We had the opportunity to visit and speak at the First Universalist Church of Denver on Sunday, March 4. Fundraising Events Manager Camille Vander Veen addressed the congregation and spoke about The Gathering Place and how we strive to meet the needs of vulnerable communities of people right here in Denver, Colorado.

In a narrow defeat, The Gathering Place's New England IPA beat out Denver Food Rescue's Citrus IPA to advance to the second round of Factotum's Brewer's Madness. Thank you to everyone who voted for our brew!

Many Thanks to the Kind Generosity of The Gathering Place Donors