Continue reading to hear a little more about each of us and the causes that we have each chosen to support. Thank you for partnering with our family!
My name is Lange, and in spite of the fact that the majority of my job is people oriented, I also genuinely love to work with my hands – building, fixing and figuring out tactile stuff. That’s why Be A Tool is a great fit for my non-profit focus. Be a Tool recruits over 1,000 volunteers like me each year to address household repair needs within individual homes in the Arvada, Golden and Idaho Springs communities. Homeowners are treated with dignity and involved in the process, often learning maintenance skills and developing relationships that build community pride and trust. To learn more, visit their website at www.beatool.org.
My name is Jamie, and I have chosen to support Open Door Ministries – particularly their Women’s Homelessness Initiative. You can read more about their mission here. Our youngest child became a part of our family as an emergency placement through the foster care system. As our love for him grew, my love for his biological parents did as well – both impacted by homelessness and addiction. As a result, the generic term “homeless” became real people with names and stories. I would utilize the money from your real estate transaction to help provide emergency shelter and/or meals for individuals – like Judd’s birth family – in need.
My name is Justin, and I am 23 years old. I live in Louisville, KY, so my cause is based here in Louisville. The older I get, the more young people I meet who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, drug addiction is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, and over 72,000 died from overdoses in the US in 2017. I know numerous young people who live in Louisville and here in Colorado that struggle with drugs, alcohol, and even crime. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. Maybe if we as a society became more involved, lives could be forever changed. This is exactly what City Life in Louisville is meant to do. Their mission is to empower young people to become indigenous leaders to the youth in their community. They seek to connect with students on a deep, personal level to positively transform them educationally, mentally, spiritually, and socially. For more information visit http://www.yfclouisville.com.
My name is Jailyn, and I am 20 years old. One of the things that breaks my heart the most are people who are affected or directly involved in the human trafficking industry. A few years ago, my family and I had the privilege of providing a home for a young woman who was at one time involved in prostitution. Through her testimony, my eyes were opened to the fact that sex trafficking happens all around us, even when we’d least expect it. She and I even came into contact with a few of her past clients at one time. Looking back, I would never change the experience I had with my good friend Katie and I am passionate about spreading awareness to the epidemic of human trafficking happening right under our noses. www.redeemingloveca.com
My name is Jonathan, and I would love for you to consider choosing my cause. Every year, the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association hosts a Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk in Denver. My family and friends will be participating in this walk in September, and all the money we raise will go directly to make life easier and better for kids and adults like me! You could even come and walk with us! I would love that! To learn more, click here.
My name is Jaclyn, and because of a friend I have named Raniah, this is my cause. Raniah came to America from Iraq with her family a few years ago and had no toys and not many clothes. My mom and I went to visit her family often to help them learn English, and we became good friends. I got to take her trick or treating on Halloween for the very first time, sing Frozen songs with her and share yummy food from Iraq and America. Raniah left all her friends and a lot of her family in Iraq, and there are many other people just like her. We would use the money from my mom’s job to make welcome baskets for families like Raniah’s.
My name is Judd, and even though I don’t exactly remember, I came to my mommy and daddy’s house when I was a baby without any clothes, diapers, food or toys. Did you know that here in Colorado there are over 2,000 kids living in foster homes? Around 14 children enter foster care every day in our state – just like I did four years ago. This kind lady is putting bags together for kids like me so they can have what they need the first few nights they are in a new place with new people. It can be so scary, and she hopes this will help them not be as sad. I would love it if you would think about helping children like me.