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The school year is in full swing, and thanks to B:CIVIC member Denver Transit Partners, many disadvantaged kids entered their classrooms with fresh school supplies.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average family spent $670 on back-to-school costs in 2014. For families struggling to pay the bills, it’s difficult to pay for classroom essentials like pencils, paper and backpacks. Denver Transit Partners saw an opportunity to help solve this issue with the local nonprofit, A Precious Child.
The Fill A Backpack program at A Precious Child supplies disadvantaged and displaced children with backpacks filled with school supplies to help them be better prepared to perform in school. Denver Transit Partners joined forces with the Fill A Backpack program to donate backpacks, school supplies, and ultimately help A Precious Child exceed their goal of providing 7,750 filled backpacks this year.
“I am most proud of my fellow employees at Denver Transit Partners for their commitment to serving the community,” said Aaron Epstein with Denver Transit Partners. “Big thanks to DTP for helping the Fill A Backpack program distribute a total of 8,447 backpacks this year!”
B:CIVIC is proud of Denver Transit Partners’ work in the community!
Learn more about A Precious Child click here.
B:CIVIC members do great things for the community every day, and we love seeing them earn well-deserved attention. Founding Member Great-West Financial was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Impact Award, which recognizes a local organization and individual for their efforts within the community to make an impact on heart disease and stroke, the number 1 and number 4 causes of death in America. Each recipient chosen is very engaged and dedicated to the programs, committees or leadership roles with the American Heart Association.
Great-West Financial sponsored The American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens program, which provides real-life learning laboratories for elementary school students to understand what it means to be healthy. This hands-on experience allows students to learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits.
Teaching Gardens encompass a core belief that when you educate a child about nutritional choices, he or she will share this information with the family, and ultimately pass that knowledge to others.
Congratulations to Great-West Financial for earning this prestigious award! Learn more about the company’s community partnerships here.
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B:CIVIC Founding Member Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (DGS) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and they’ve announced that the milestone calls for 365 days of good! The company has dubbed 2015 the “Year of 100 Good Deeds” (Y100) and its team is completing a wide array of projects that benefit the community. These projects were nominated by DGS attorneys and staff, ensuring a strong level of interest and engagement with the efforts.
While the firm has traditionally focused its community involvement efforts on generous financial contributions, it’s widening the giving scope with Y100 by also coordinating volunteer projects and providing pro bono legal services. Check out the full list of planned partnerships here.
“Service to the community is one of the firm’s core values,” said Kenzo Kawanabe, chair of the Y100 Committee, in a press release. “It was a standard set by the founding partners at the firm – and it is a standard that our attorneys and staff strive to continue today with pro bono legal services, community board memberships, volunteer projects, and civic involvement.”
Learn more about Y100 here and track the company’s progress throughout the year! Starting off 2015 with a bang, their team has already supported Colfax Community Network, Adopt Colorado Kids and The Denver Foundation.