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Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

Everyone has something to give. How will you share your time, treasure or talent?

November 29, 2022, is GivingTuesday, a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity."  Started in 2012, the movement began as a way to encourage citizens and communities to come together one day a year to do good things for others.

Since then, this grassroots group encourages year-round giving, with ideas as simple as helping a neighbor going through a tough time to organizing a fundraising event to fill the local food pantry. 

Everyone has something to give. Find a cause you care deeply about and join in. Whether you have time to volunteer regularly or can only offer a small monetary gift, every little bit counts.

We would love to hear from our readers about other great charitable organizations! Here is a list to get you started.

To learn more about the GivingTuesday movement, visit

Be the Good Ones
With the tagline, “Good Deeds & Small Needs,” Be the Good Ones strives to bring communities together through small acts of kindness. Serving Douglas, Arapahoe, and Elbert counties, just fill out a form on their Facebook page with some good deeds you’d like to do, and the organization will match you with someone in need.

Dalton’s Moon Foundation
Dalton’s Moon was started as a tribute to Dalton Levine, who passed at the age of 18 from adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), a rare and aggressive cancer of the adrenal gland. The foundation contributes to selected beneficiaries such as Children’s Hospital Colorado and funds scholarships for local high school students. You can help with a financial gift or by participating in the annual Dalton’s Moon Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Luncheon.

Double Angel Foundation
In honor of their two sons who “lived and breathed the game of baseball” and lost their lives due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Parker residents Dillon and Logan Dixey started the foundation to make baseball accessible to all children and improve public awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Donate through financial contributions, shopping through AmazonSmile, or by purchasing a Double Angel Foundation pendant.

Edwards Foundation for Rescued Animals
A privately-owned, no-kill animal shelter, Edwards Foundation focuses on rescuing large animals on their 5-acre farm in Parker and 70 acres in Elbert County. Volunteer to help with daily chores and animal care, and donations are used for animal maintenance, which the Edwards currently finance themselves. You can even sponsor a specific animal.

Freedom Service Dogs
Freedom Service Dogs of America provides custom-trained assistance dogs with veterans, children and teens with neurocognitive disabilities, and people with physical challenges—at no cost to the client. Get involved by raising or fostering a puppy, attending or sponsoring an event, or with a direct donation.

Greater Parker Foundation
The mission of the Greater Parker Foundation “is to support and enhance the hometown feeling and quality of life for the Parker area through fundraising and support of community goals and needs.” Tax-deductible donations help support community programs hosted within specific Town of Parker departments.

Help & Hope Center
Serving Douglas and Elbert counties, the Help & Hope Center provides immediate assistance to people in serious need through client advocates, a food pantry, and a thrift store. Donate food, gently used household items, or cash; volunteer opportunities include hosting a Buckets of Hope Food Drive or helping out at one of the food pantries or thrift stores.

Inspiring Hope Ranch
Inspiring Hope Ranch offers people with disabilities and other challenges the opportunity to discover their creativity through new experiences such as crafting, cooking, and animal care. The foundation’s 40-acre ranch is south of Elizabeth and needs improvements. Visit the website to donate, purchase artwork or form a partnership.

Invisible Disabilities Association
Some severe disabilities, like debilitating pain, learning differences, and mental health disorders, aren’t always apparent, but they can still cause serious challenges for those who live with them. IDA provides support, resources, and awareness programs and events for people struggling with an invisible disability. Become an IDA Friend with a monthly or one-time donation.

Kids Mobility Network
Just like all kids grow out of shoes and clothes, children with disabilities grow out of adaptive equipment, like wheelchairs, walkers, and adaptive bikes. Founded in 2005 by Peter and Christy Kopp, the nonprofit provides equipment for kids’ safety and independence. You can help by donating, participating in a fundraising event, becoming a corporate sponsor, or by connecting your King Soopers card to Kids Mobility Network.

Parker Task Force Food Bank
There isn’t a community in the United States that doesn’t include families struggling with food insecurity. You can help the Parker Task Force Food Bank in many ways: by volunteering with a food drive, adopting a family, participating in the Thanksgiving program, donating a vehicle, and, of course, financial and food donations.

Praying Hands Ranch
Praying Hands Ranches provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with disabilities using certified riding instructors and volunteers. With the goal of giving all clients an opportunity to grow mentally, physically, and emotionally, the ranch strives to make lives better using equine and small-animal interactions. Volunteer, donate or become a sponsor.

Sammie’s Sunshine
After an auto accident took the life of 15-year-old Sammie, her family began this foundation to offer hope and support to families facing tragedy resulting from auto accidents, as well as provide education through seat-belt awareness programs. You can help by donating, volunteering, and attending or sponsoring fundraising events, such as the upcoming Spread the Sunshine Flannel and Frost Night Out.

Savvy Giving by Design
This non-profit, national network of professional interior designers is on a mission to provide comfort, support, and healing to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them. Make a direct donation, become a sponsor, or—if you’re a designer—join a local chapter to be connected with a family in crisis.

SECOR (South East Community Outreach) helps families struggling with poverty through its Food for Thought program; provides food and some medical and dental care with SECOR for Seniors, and provides life coaching through Community of Help. Cash donations are always needed, as well as food and personal hygiene items. And they will always find a place for volunteers.