Volunteerism is at the heart of the Lowry community – and there are ongoing and special projects that can use YOUR time and talents. The Take Action Group (TAG) identifies and promotes volunteer opportunities in Lowry and the greater Denver metro area. TAG works under the auspices of the Lowry Foundation.
If you know of an opportunity for volunteers, or have questions, please contact Take Action Group coordinator Debby Kaufman at TakeActionLowry@gmail.com
Coupons For Charity
Lowry Resident Laura Daily coordinates this easy way to help local charities. Simply drop off your unwanted coupon inserts (the ones found in Sunday newspapers) at her home. There’s a waterproof plastic tub to the right of the front door. And before you ask, yes you can cut out the coupons you intend to use for personal purposes before leaving the rest of your stash at Laura’s. (Do make sure the coupons haven’t expired.)
In turn, Laura and Lyn Schaffer use the coupons to buy much needed products for pennies on the dollar to be donated to Families First, a local nonprofit whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of children by providing education, family support, and treatment. Make it a habit and leave your coupons at 7421 E Archer Place.
Every month, Lowry Resident Sally Kurtzman coordinates the collection of items for our local nonprofits. Bring all items to the Montclair Rec Center at 8th & Ulster during operational hours throughout the month. Look for the Lowry Recycles Collection Box. Questions? Contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- February 2018: BLANKETS for the Comitis Crisis Center – they are desperate for blankets of any kind, any size. A recent visit to this 47-year-old Center (2178 Victor Street behind Anschutz) was an incredible eye opener. A former barracks, the long building houses homeless veterans, single individuals (men and women), and families. And as long as residents are helping with the work around the building, looking for a job, or working, they can stay there. This winter, the bare mats on the floor and on bunks looked pretty spartan, so if you have any old sheets (any size) those would be helpful too.
- March 2018: STURDY Shopping Bags. ALL the organizations are asking for STURDY shopping bags to give clients to carry their donations and personal items.
Lowry Recyclers appreciate the help and support of the community both within and near Lowry. Donations can be dropped off during operational hours at the Montclair Rec Center. Thanks for your donations. Questions? email@example.com.
“Sock it to ’em” at the Stop Light
In my car, I carry snack bars and Socks Socks Socks. I pack a snack bar inside the cuff of a rolled pair of socks and hand the bundle out the window when I stop at a light. People on the street need dry socks. Imagine stepping in a puddle – and having no place to wash or dry out your feet. Clean, dry socks are both a comfort and a medical necessity.
Lowry Food Bank
Sally Kurtzman writes… The Lowry Food Bank is SUPER! It has been serving needy families for over eight years. Come on out and volunteer!
WHEN?Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30.
WHERE? Lowry Community Christian Church at 855 Yosemite.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Families sign up and pick up their boxes weekly. Many of the families live in motels or apartments and are all so happy to see the boxes. The Church gets food from donations, the Mile High Food Bank, and food drives. They have freezers so they can give out meat and frozen vegetables. They have some fresh food but most of it is canned or dry. Lou Taylor is in charge and welcomes volunteers. He’s at the Church early Thursday morning and is gone by 9 but anyone else can show you what’s what. His email is LouTaylor@comcast.net
April 2018 Lowry Uncorked Wine Tasting
The event is from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Eisenhower Chapel
Help is needed about an hour before and/or an hour after the event.
Help set up before the event – or clean up after. Stay to enjoy great wines from Marczyk Fine Foods‘ Fairfax Wine and Spirits, nibble on appetizers, visit with neighbors, and support The Lowry Foundation’s community programs.
If you can help, email Jennifer at LowryFoundation@gmail.com