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Creating Positive Community Change

Attorney and Women United Member Laura Gill has volunteered with Mile High United Way at Project Homeless Connect for five years. The free, one day event serves individuals and families experiencing and at risk of homelessness. They can access services and resources including medical care, legal assistance, benefit assistance, employment services, haircuts, clothing and other community resources. 

U.S. Bank Sets New Record with Employee Giving

U.S. Bank has a long-running employee campaign to support Mile High United Way, and this year, they took it to new heights. Their recent campaign achieved a 34% increase in the number of donors and raised an additional $30,000 over last year, pushing their total giving to over $200,000!

“We’ve been part of Mile High United Way’s campaign since the beginning. Our employees have always been incredibly generous, but our workplace campaign had plateaued. We knew we needed to shake it up,” said Darren Markley, SVP, The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank.

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. 

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