The Gathering Place Blog

The budget proposed by President Trump caught our attention this week. It includes deep cuts to programs and benefits that house, feed, and medically care for millions of low-income families.

Not only is it Valentine's Day, it is also #WishListWednesday, when we highlight items that our members need most. This week, we're wishing for donations of toothpaste, deodorant, and handwarmers.

Looking for something to do Saturday night? Want to break free of limiting beliefs and negative ideas? Then check out the Women Breaking Plates event, which benefits The Gathering Place! Event info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1948800215134279/.

We are excited to announce that The Gathering Place is competing in Brewer's Madness at Factotum Brewhouse! Come on March 4th to our first round match against Denver Food Rescue and vote for our New England India Pale Ale. For every vote we get, Factotum will donate a dollar to TGP and if we get more votes than the other nonprofit, we will advance to the next round. Hopefully, we will advance all the way to the championship and win it all!

It's #WishListWednesday, when we highlight items that are easy to donate and that our members need most. This week, we're wishing for donations of children's clothes 5T and larger (especially for boys) and nonperishable food items.

We're so honored to be included in the Emma & Grace Bridal Fashion Show on February 8th! They have chosen to donate proceeds from the event to The Gathering Place. We hope you can join us and attend the fashion show while supporting women, children, and transgender people in poverty.

Tune in to Rocky Mountain PBS tonight at 8pm to see the premier of a new series called "Great Colorado Women," featuring members of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. This episode shares the story of Marion Downs, the mother of pediatric audiology.

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

Support women experiencing poverty and working toward financial independence by purchasing greeting cards from our social enterprise— Art Restart. Artists receive royalties each time you purchase their artwork.

On Saturday, January 20, many staff members of The Gathering Place participated in the Women's March in downtown Denver. We showed up, along with over 50,000 others, to stand up for equality and justice not just for ourselves, but for the people we serve as well.

This Saturday, we’ll join thousands of our friends and allies to participate in the Women’s March in downtown Denver. The march is a movement for “social justice, human rights, equity, and inclusion,” and this is what we strive for—not just for ourselves, but also for the people we serve at The Gathering Place.

The Gathering Place hosted Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Colorado Nonprofit Association Executive Director Renny Fagen for a joint press conference to address the implications of the new tax reform bill on charitable deductions.

As we wrap up 2017 and reflect on the progress we made this year, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support. Whether you donated, volunteered, or simply told a friend about The Gathering Place, we're thankful for you. Because of you, we were able to meet the needs of 7,126 people who walked through our doors in 2017.

There's still time to make a tax-deductible donation to The Gathering Place in 2017. In addition, your gift may be eligible for tax credits.

On the eighth and final day of our 8 Ways of Giving campaign, we're giving thanks to each of you for supporting the mission of The Gathering Place. Because of caring people like you, thousands of people in need can find community and hope during the holidays when they need it most.

Many Thanks to the Kind Generosity of The Gathering Place Donors