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A Helping Hand During the Holiday Season

Kathy is a single mother of eight. Money is tight for her as she currently lives in a hotel and suffers from Lupus, an autoimmune disease which causes the immune system to attack normal, healthy tissues. As Thanksgiving approached this year, Kathy worried she could not afford to feed her family on top of already surmounting medical bills.

A Reading Star Is Born

David Lewis is a first-year Reading Corps tutor from Thornton, Colorado. He is serving at Tarver Elementary in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and enjoys reading, writing, and cliff diving at Casa Bonita. 

Make This Season Of Giving Count

The greatest gift you can give this holiday isn’t a gift at all – it’s an investment to strengthen our community.

A year-end gift to Mile High United Way is a powerful statement that you care about improving the lives of families and individuals right here in Metro Denver. Supporting Mile High United Way makes you a part of a larger movement. When you LIVE UNITED, you join together with thousands of others into a powerful force making a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Mile High United Way Presented Mayor’s Design Award

Mayor Hancock and Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department presented Mile High United Way with the 2014 Mayor’s Design Award “Distinctive Denver” for our new community hub, the Morgridge Center for Community Change. The Distinctive Denver category is for projects that – whether through ingenuity, whimsy or a focus on bringing people together – set themselves apart from similar structures, uses and building forms and feature innovative elements and community-building missions that embody the Denver spirit.

Power Lunch Program Promotes Early Literacy

Every Friday at lunchtime, employees of local businesses and members of service organizations ditch the break room and hustle and bustle of restaurants to spend 45 minutes reading to and with second- and third-grade students. The DPS School Partners Program called “Power Lunch” pairs each volunteer reading mentor with the same early reader every week to boost students’ confidence and reading proficiency. 

Need Help? Make the Call to 2-1-1 Today

You never know when you will be in need of a helping hand. When Cynthia needed help, she picked up the phone and dialed Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1, a free and confidential community referral service that connects callers with resources and community assistance. Cynthia has called 2-1-1 in the past for bill assistance and food bank information but emphasized she only calls when it is an emergency situation. When asked why she continues to call 2-1-1, she simply replied, “Someone always answers.”

Colorado Floods: A Year Later

At a recent press conference in Lyons marking the anniversary of the Colorado floods, Governor John Hickenlooper said, “The flooding that began nearly a year ago will be forever etched in Colorado history. But what will also endure is the story of how Coloradans responded."

You were an integral part of that response. Through the United Ways of Colorado Flood Relief Fund, you gave $1.2 million to help flood victims across the state.

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