What we’re about
Hello! We're the Young Professionals of Denver Kiwanis Club, a group of 20 and 30 ish somethings in the Denver metro area that love to get together over a good beer, have fun, and connect with our awesome city by giving back. If you're looking to get to know your city better and make some new friends you've found the right place!
So what is Kiwanis exactly? Kiwanis is an international volunteer and philanthropic organization that has been giving back to the world for over 100 years. As one of the most respected service organizations in the world, Kiwanis provides an outstanding network of people and resources for us to pull from as we work to make Denver a better place.
We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way. We're excited for you to jump in with us.
Want to contact us? Email our president, Marisa, at email@example.com.
Upcoming events (4)See all
- Volunteer: Load truck for Soles4Souls5158 Parfet St, Wheat Ridge, CO
WHAT WE'LL BE DOING:
Soles4Souls collects and sorts shoes to send to partners around the world to create opportunities for others to earn money by selling the shoes. We will be loading bags of shoes onto the truck to bring them to the next facility. The forklift will load some shoes and the rest are bagged, and we will be lifting and throwing them onto the truck.
We have reached 25,000 pounds of shoes in the warehouse, so they are ready for the next step in the journey. From here, your shoes will help to create opportunities for those in developing nations to step out of poverty through our micro-enterprise program. Our partners on the ground designate individuals and communities that will benefit from selling new and gently used shoes to generate a sustainable income. We are currently working with Haiti, Honduras, Transnistria, and Guatemala.
We cannot emphasize enough that the health and safety of Soles4Souls' volunteers/staff is our highest priority. If you have any symptoms, please stay home.
- Sign the volunteer waiver: https://soles4souls.org/volunteer-waiver/
BRING WITH YOU:
- Comfortable workout type clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty. Be prepared for a workout!
- Closed-toe shoes (It does get warm in the truck, wear layers)
- Refillable water bottle
- Gloves will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own
A small breakfast and snacks will be provided to celebrate our hard work!
Directions: 5158 Parfet St #5 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 - Use GOOGLE MAPS
Located at Parfet Industrial Park.
Turn into the Industrial/warehouse park, drive straight back, and take a right when it dead ends
We are in the WHITE warehouses at the back and #5 is to the right located behind a retaining wall. You'll see a big semi-truck!
Parking – park either directly in front of the Soles4Souls door or garage door OR in the grass
- Volunteer: Carve pumpkins for Glow at the GardensDenver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
Spend time outside with your fellow Kiwanians carving pumpkins! The pumpkins are for the Glow at the Gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The event starts on Oct 17, so we will be carving pumpkins the Sunday prior.
Info: Gut and carve basic Jack O’ Lanterns to be on display at the event. All necessary carving supplies provided. This shift will take place outdoors under a covered tent at a set of table and chairs.
Once you sign up, Marisa will send you a waiver to fill out for the Gardens. You must fill out the waiver to participate.
Please keep in mind that any individual or group that wishes to attend the Glow at the Gardens event must purchase tickets here: https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2831
- (Volunteer) Sweet Dream In a Bag Packing Event1375 W 47th Ave, Denver, CO
NOTE: NEW LOCATION FROM PAST SWEET DREAM PACKING EVENTS
New folks are always welcome!
Sweet Dream in a Bag is a 501 (c) (3), Public Charity mission is to gift children living in poverty with new bedding packages. They're a great organization and a great partner of our Denver Young Professionals Kiwanis group. We're doing this packing event with other Kiwanis Clubs in the Denver area.
The children receiving bedding usually reside in temporary housing during the time their family is attempting to rebuild their lives. Each child is screened for bedding needs by the case workers, teachers, or agency managers.
This event is to help prepare the bedding that will be given away to the kids. The organization's organizers are religious, but people of all beliefs are welcome.
More info at https://www.sweetdreaminabag.org/