With Thanksgiving tomorrow I find myself pondering ways to give back to my community. I have been on and off with volunteering and it’s time to be back on. During my first read through of Small Victories, I resonated with Julia’s call for action towards the back of the book. I am grateful for the food I can buy and being able to spend time in my kitchen. However, I recognize this is a privilege. So this morning I spent some time searching for ways to contribute locally in Denver and this is the short list of organizations I came up with and their missions.

One Colorado –  “To secure and protect equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and their families.”

African Community Center – “To help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services and community activies.”

Project Helping – “Use the joy and purpose created by volunteering to improve mental wellness.”

The GrowHaus – “Create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic development.”


On another note, if you are able, please consider donating to Standing Rock.
You can contribute here.
 This monetary donation will help provide “legal, sanitary and emergency purposes” for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Find many other ways to get involved here.


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