Families Also Accessed Wraparound Services on Saturday
DENVER – Nearly 100 Mile High United Way participant families with children under age 5 received donated baby and toddler items at the organization’s annual Women United Village on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the organization’s Denver headquarters. Families also received wraparound services from Mile High United Way’s 211 Help Center, the YMCA, Aurora and Denver Public Libraries, Savio House and Bright by Text.
Since March, Mile High United Way has collected donated items from individuals and corporate partners throughout Metro Denver. Over the last week, about 100 volunteers contributed their time and supplies. Then on Saturday, volunteers welcomed families, facilitated activities, served lunch and distributed supplies.
“Today is a day to unite as a community to welcome our newest little ones. These are families in our community, like many families in our community, who need just a little bit of extra help and want the same things we all want for our children,” said Christine Benero, president and CEO of Mile High United Way. “Everyone who has dropped off items or is here today to volunteer ensures that these families know they’re cared for and supported.”
Families who picked up items are participants in Mile High United Way programs, including United for Families, United for Business and Bridging the Gap.
Items included hundreds of diapers, 400 packs of wipes, 48 car seats, 24 strollers, 10 pack and plays, books and clothing, as well as 750 oral hygiene kits from Delta Dental of Colorado and 200 parent and caregiver self-care kits from Comcast. Both Comcast and Delta Dental of Colorado were sponsors of the Village.
Families and volunteers also received lunch and created treasure boxes with the Crafty Chassis.
To learn more about participating in Mile High United Way programs or to volunteer or donate, visit unitedwaydenver.org.
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About Mile High United Way
Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint, including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for all children, families, and individuals in our community, so that all have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more at unitedwaydenver.org and follow us on social media @UnitedWayDenver.