On April 27, the Concerts For Kids Community Day gave back $519,888.41 with the help of nearly 1,000 volunteers to complete a combined 6,000 hours of work in one, six-hour day. Teams of volunteers were dispersed to over 50 pre-selected non-profits within the Metro area to complete multiple facility improvement projects, including painting, landscaping, cleaning, roofing, carpeting and much more. Providing this community service to the organizations allows them the freedom to use their budgets for more important needs, like staffing and programming. The total give back from the 2013 Community Day was $519,888.41. To learn about becoming a beneficiary of the 2014 Community Day please contact Concerts For Kids.
The 2013 Community Day was the biggest year yet as Concerts For Kids benefited 767,942 children and their families at nearly 50 non-profit sites within Denver. With help from nearly 1,000 volunteers, the total value of labor, supplies and monetary giving came to $519,888.41—an amazing number for one volunteer day!
In addition to dedicated volunteers, sponsors are recruited to help make this event a success each and every year. From providing lunch to donating roofing supplies and labor, companies across the nation embrace the opportunity to help make our community a better place.
COMMUNITY DAY 2013 SPONSORS
COMMUNITY DAY 2013 PARTNERS
SITES THAT WILL BENEFIT IN 2013
A Child’s Song
Anchor Center For Blind Children
Arrupe Jesuit High School
Blue Star Connection
Boys Hope House
Girls Hope House
Children’s Outreach Project
Colfax Community Network
Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
Denver Children’s Home
Excelsior Youth Center
Family Tree – Gemini
Food Bank of the Rockies
Friends of the Haven (The Mom’s House; The Baby Haven)
Gateway Women’s Shelter
Heart and Hand Center For Youth and Their Families
Hope House of Colorado
Hope House of Colorado Resource Center
Laradon Hall Society
Mercy Housing – Aromor
Mercy Housing – Decatur
Mercy Housing – Holly Park
Mi Casa Resource Center
Mile High Montessori – Lowry
Providence Network – Providence House
Serenity Learning Center
St. Francis Center
Sun Valley Youth Center
Tennyson Center for Children
The Bridge Project – Columbine
The Bridge Project – Quigg Newton
The Gathering Place
The Joshua School of Denver
Third Way Center – Bannock
Third Way Center – Lincoln
Visiting Nurse Association – Hope Program
Volunteers of America- The Mission
West Generation Academy
JOSHUA SCHOOL SPECIAL PROJECT
On Community Day 2013 Milender White volunteers as well as other contractors helped with several projects at Joshua School. They laid new carpet in both of the preschool classrooms. They also worked outside on the landscaping of the property, moving rocks and cleaning up the area. They also helped clean and organize the basement as well as other small projects around the school. This would not have been possible without assistance from a drywall team, painters, and electricians. The electricians helped replace over 100 receptacles and mapped out the electrical circuits for the entire building. The volunteer team also cleaned out the equipment shed and helped repair bicycles that were broken or had flat tires.
SERENITY LEARNING CENTER KITCHEN RENOVATION PROJECT
In August 2012, Concerts For Kids along with Milender White Construction Company and various other vendors and sponsors completed a kitchen remodel project at Serenity Learning Center in Aurora. This kitchen remodel project will benefit all the children at Serenity Learning Center along with the staff, in total the chef cooks for about 120 people every day. The kitchen space prior to the remodel was inefficient and needed updating. The new kitchen will be more functional and allow them to utilize their resources more efficiently. They even hope to be able to get the children involved in the kitchen and cooking process when possible. In the near future they also plan on using the kitchen as an educational tool. This project would not have been possible without the support from Milender White Construction, Oakwood Homes, Sage Hospitality Resources and Mile High United Way.
Serenity Learning Center is a school that was designed for students with developmental delays and Autism. The center opened in October 2001 and is dedicated to integrating the students in the community, providing opportunities to work and develop leisure time skills.
A single wall from the kitchen was removed, opening up the space to allow an increase in amount of space for food items.
New appliances including stoves, convection oven, double door refrigerators and more were installed at the center to make preparing meals for children and staff easier and more efficient.
The space was completely renovated and opened up where a new butcher’s table, sinks, disposals and more were installed resulting in a more useful space for preparing meals.