Volunteering: Helping The Homeless

Our family hands out donations on the last Sunday of each month at Civic Center Park.

On the last Sunday of each month, our family meets up with a like-minded group of volunteers in Denver’s Civic Center Park to give clothing, hats & gloves, blankets, backpacks, books, toiletries, antibacterial cream, sunscreen, sanitary napkins and tampons, hot coffee, ramen soup, and a kind smile to between 120 and 200 homeless individuals.

Depending on the season, our family will bring about 80 t-shirts, 40 pairs of jeans, and 60 knit hats and gloves. I’ll either order them from surplus clothing stores, or we’ll head over to several Arc Thrift Stores on their 50% off Saturdays to comb the aisles.

I do my best to practice kindness in all areas of life; I’m proud to instill this core tenet in my children while helping those less fortunate.