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Top Five Needs Summer 2015 Posted May 14, 2015 By admin

DenUM’s Top 5 Donation Needs for Summer 2015 peanut butter whole grain and/or low-sugar cereals  canned fruit in water or light syrup fresh produce (make a difference through your garden!) hygiene items for employment services clients especially, stick deodorant  lotion razors DenUM strives to provide food options that are nutritionally balanced, safe and that promote healthy eating.  Therefore, we do not distributed expired food.  Instead we encourage food donations that include whole grains, low-sodium and low-sugar options. According to the Colorado Health Foundation, two out of three Coloradans will be obese by 2017 and may suffer from obesity related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Individuals with a

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The Hope Benefit Posted Mar 10, 2015 By admin

The Board of Directors invites you to join them in Inspiring Hope, Transforming Lives and Working to End Poverty by attending the Hope Benefit Silent Auction and Fundraiser benefiting Denver Urban Ministries (DenUM). Please join us for a night of food, fun and bidding!  Come for the company, stay for the mission! All proceeds from the Hope Benefit silent auction and fundraiser supporting the mission and vision of Denver Urban Ministries.   Step right up and get your tickets today!   “The Hope Benefit is one of my favorite charitable events of the year!  Where else can you sip cocktails, nosh on yummy hors d’oeuvres and bid on wonderful silent auction items that

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2015 Legislative Update Posted Feb 19, 2015 By admin

DenUM seeks to provide stability, increase self-sufficiency and support community sustainability through our advocacy efforts. All advocacy efforts are guided by our primary value of reducing poverty for all.  Our 5 primary focus are: Economic Self-Sufficiency:  Career employment should be available and accessible to anyone who is able to work. Those working full time should earn enough to support themselves and their families. Families should be supported in raising healthy children and caring for elderly or disabled dependents. Housing should be accessible, safe and affordable. Homelessness is avoidable. Hunger is inexcusable in our community. All should be able to provide their families with nutritious food. Mass Incarceration is often an ineffective solution

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