Let’s kick off this blog with some of the most important entities in Denver: non-profits. Mile High United Way is a phenomenal group dedicated to helping our homeless population as well as local families in need. The best ways to help? Submit a monetary donation or sign-up for one of their virtual volunteer opportunities
Food banks across the city are also in need of more supplies. The Food Bank of the Rockies would love canned food donations, but if you can, an even better way to assist is by making a monetary donation so that they can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local grocery stores and farms.
School children are also going without a cafeteria meal each day and with nearly 64% of Denver students qualifying for free lunches, it’s important to keep them in mind! Denver Public Schools has set up a food security fund which will be providing grab-and-go meals to kids at 12 different sites around the city.
I said it once and I’ll say it again, we’re all in this together. It’s not easy staying cooped up all day and it’s so important to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself. Take a walk around the neighborhood for some fresh air or participate in a live-streaming session from a local gym to keep your endorphins flowing. Take the opportunity to conquer that DIY project around the house that you’ve been putting off. Or maybe you’d like to take the chance to learn a thing or two with online classes; there’s one for just about everything! Relax on your patio with a glass of wine and your favorite book or blast some tunes and discover your next favorite artist. (Did you know? Music and Podcast streaming is surprisingly down, guys we need to crank it back up!) When in doubt, remember that there are online mental health resources out there for you like Talkspace.