Colfax Marathon – May 19th and 20th 2018
This coming weekend a team of DJPC folks will be running for peace. For the second year in a row, we will run/walk the Bellco Colfax 5K which is the kick off of Denver’s Colfax Marathon weekend. Two of our runners, will be doing a Half Marathon and a 10 Miles run.
We are running for peace and to raise funds for DJPC. Last year you help raise over $2,500. Our total goal this year is to raise $5000 that will be used for our operations costs. Will you help us achieve our goal? We have raised over $1000 in the last 5 days! Thank you! Your contributions are tax deductible.
Will you help one of our runners achieve the Rock Star status by Wednesday? Our director Rebeca Zuniga-Hamlin achieve Rock Star status again this year, in only 24 hrs! Our runners need to be one of the first 250 runners to raise $500 for DJPC!
In advance, thank you for allowing us to continue promoting human rights, environmental and economic justice.
To give go to the DONATE button and select Colfax Marathon donation category, and you can put the name of the runner your supporting. Help them be a Rock Star!
You can also send a check to DJPC Education Fund to PO Box 12403 Denver CO 80212
Any and every donation counts, no matter the size!
Thank you runners! Melissa Nix, Natasha Kerr, Kathryn Rodriguez, Lonna Bloom, Rebeca Zuniga, Bernal Gonzalez, Kaelyn DeVries, Rosalina Hundley, Preston Enright, Ian Kinnear, Courtney Bargas and Aaron Schneider
Build for Peace
Build for Peace is our most effective fundraiser and we need and appreciate your support in this event!
We look forward to two work-a-thon events every fall. (Work times will be announced in the fall but volunteers plan to work from morning until early afternoon on your elected workday.)
Build for Peace is an excellent opportunity for you to get out into the Denver community, contribute to a meaningful project and help DJPC in the process. It is also a great way to meet other DJPC members and volunteers! For those of you who are not familiar with B4P, please see our volunteer page.
LUNCH IS PROVIDED AND PRIZES AWARDED FOR THE TOP FUNDRAISERS FOR EACH WORK DAY!
We hope you can join us for this meaningful, fun and exciting fundraising event! Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any further questions.
If you cannot participate in either workday, please consider sponsoring and soliciting others to sponsor a Build for Peace participant through contributions to: DJPC, PO Box 12403 Denver, CO 80212. (Make tax-deductible checks out to “DJPC Education Fund” Please write Build for Peace in the memo line.)
WE HAVE WORKED WITH:
Family Tree provides shelter and services to families and youth of metro Denver so they may overcome domestic violence, homelessness, child abuse and other family crises. Since 1976, Family Tree has provided a broad range of services to help families and youth of metro Denver to overcome such obstacles. Family Tree’s mission is to help people be safe, strong, and self-reliant.
Family Homestead has provided emergency and transitional housing, and supportive case management exclusively to homeless families with children in Denver for the past 26 years. Family Homestead houses clients in individual housing, preserving the integrity of family life; develops individual case plans with each family to support them in their journey towards a sustainable life; works actively with each parent to secure permanent housing, develop and maintain income, and increase their effectiveness as heads of household.
This year, 2017, we are moving to the Westwood neighborhood in Denver. A significant percentage of the Westwood population is Hispanic, and they are affected by issues such as a lack of safety, walkability, community space and accessible food markets. This is a unique opportunity for DJPC to build community and learn from local struggles. We are partnering with La Casita, a community house, which provides a space for women and children to have a healthy life by attending exercise classes like zumba, breakdance, aerobicos, Tae-Kwon-Do for kids, and a women’s support group. You can learn more about La Casita at http://www.centrolacasita.com/