2011 Posts

Local Company IQNavigator Gets Creative with Social Media to Support Champa House

Last month, IQNavigator, a local Denver technology company, started a promotion that would support the Mission’s woman ministry – Champa House – using Twitter. It’s quite simple; with every follow to their Twitter account @IQNavigator (link: http://twitter.com/iqnavigator) they are donating a $1 to Champa House.

It’s been exciting to see the participation from fellow Tweeters. IQNavigator has had 120 new followers – that’s $120 donation dollars to support women in need for the holidays. They are hoping to get hundreds more. The campaign ends on January 3, so there’s still time to support Denver Rescue Mission by following IQNavigator with a simple click of your mouse:  http://twitter.com/iqnavigator.

We thought this was a very creative use of social media to fundraise for the Denver Rescue Mission. If your company is interested in supporting the Denver Rescue Mission by creating a Twitter campaign like IQNavigator has, please let us know and let the tweeting begin!

Giving Back with Art

How cool is it that many of us can use our talents and gifts to earn a living and then give back to those in need?  Rod Grier is that kind of guy.  His art has been so successful and what’s really wonderful, he’s a faithful supporter of the Denver Rescue Mission for years.

This time he’s giving back in a big way.  He’s auctioning his acclaimed original artwork seen in the iconic opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill Volume 1” as well as other one-of-a-kind pieces from his collection and a large portion of the proceeds will benefit the Denver Rescue Mission.

The auction is from 6-8 p.m on Thursday, December 15 at the Artwork Network on Sante Fe.  “Artwork Network is honored to work with the Denver Rescue Mission in hosting this auction to help raise awareness about the local homeless and those in need this holiday season,” Artwork Network owner, Alan Kircher said.

You can bid on your favorite piece online at ArtworkNetwork. Bids will help feed homeless and hungry men, women and families throughout the holiday season.  “As a long-time supporter of the Denver Rescue Mission, this felt like the perfect time of year to display and sell my paintings,” Rod says.  “No one should go hungry, especially during the holidays.”

Go check it out.  You can meet Rod (he knows Quentin Tarantino) and get in the Christmas spirit!

The exhibit is open to the public until December 15th (and a few pieces will remain up during the duration of the month).  Stop in and meet the artist in person!

Event Details: https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=22666

The Upside on Failing

Today, we celebrated 41 people who have completed their 1 year commitment to the New Life Program and STAR Family Transitional Program. Let’s not forget the 10 men who celebrated receiving their GED! So, you could say it was a great day here at the Mission!

We were joined by Doug Resler, senior pastor of Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Resler spoke on failing. You are probably asking yourself, “Why Failing?” Failure is a place of utter and complete reliance on a God who has our back – as Resler put it. And he’s certainly right because true change can only happen from the inside out – not outside in.

Resler’s encouraging words will prayfully stick with all our graduates because they all have choices to make. Choices to serve God or to serve their gods that once left them in a dark place.

Today, our graduates are revived and refreshed ready to start anew! Today, was to honor the graduates for all the hard work they put forth to acheive a better future.

Congratulations to all who are deserving of a “GO FOR IT” – go for all that God has in store for you!

"Go for it"

Mark Siegrist – DRM – Director of Education

Denver Responds to Turkey Shortage – 7,000 in Freezer

Generous turkey donors dropping off birds at the Lawrence Street Shelter.

Since the Mission put an urgent request out for turkeys, generous Coloradans have decided to respond – and fast! The outpouring of kindness from the Denver community will allow thousdands of homeless and low-income individuals and families to be blessed with Thanksgiving meals.  Thank you!

URGENT: 10,000 Turkeys Needed for Thanksgiving

The freezer currently has 298 turkeys. The Mission needs over 10,000 to feed the homeless and low-income this holiday season.

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. The freezer at the Mission’s Ministry Outreach Center is currently filled with 298 turkeys. In just 11 days, the Mission will give out 1,250 Thanksgiving food boxes to families, including a turkey. About 80 churches and non-profit organizations have requested nearly 10,000 turkeys to feed men, women and children in our community. We need your support!

Drop off turkeys 12 pounds or larger at the Lawrence Street Shelter, 1130 Park Ave. West in downtown Denver.