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From Crisis to Community: Highland Moms’ Inspiring Efforts with The Lion Project and Colorado Prayer Luncheon

From Crisis to Community: Highland Moms’ Inspiring Efforts with The Lion Project and Colorado Prayer Luncheon

In a world where stories of hardship often dominate the headlines, tales of compassion and community can shine even brighter. The Lion Project, in collaboration with the Colorado Prayer Luncheon, proudly presents a video that encapsulates the essence of human kindness and resilience. This is the story of a remarkable group of Highland moms who have taken extraordinary steps to support hundreds of Venezuelan immigrants, demonstrating the profound impact that a united community can have in times of crisis.

The Lion Project has always been about showcasing the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people, and this collaboration with the Colorado Prayer Luncheon is no exception. The video captures the inspiring journey of these dedicated Highland moms who have come together to provide essential support to Venezuelan families in need. These women have taken on the mantle of caregivers, advocates, and friends to the immigrants, many of whom have fled their home country seeking safety and a better life. From finding housing to securing resources, the Highland moms have navigated countless challenges to ensure these families are not alone in their time of need.

Meeting Essential Needs with Love

One of the most striking aspects of this story is the sheer determination and love these moms bring to their mission. They have not only managed to find housing for the immigrants but also worked tirelessly to meet their essential needs. Their efforts go beyond mere charity; they are about building a supportive community where everyone can thrive.

The Power of Community

The Highland moms’ efforts are a testament to the power of community and the incredible things that can be achieved when people come together with a common purpose. Their work has created a ripple effect, inspiring others in the community to join the cause, whether through donations, volunteer work, or simply spreading the word. This collective effort amplifies the support available to the Venezuelan families, showing that no act of kindness is too small to make a difference.

We invite you to watch the video and witness firsthand the incredible impact these women are making. Their story is not just about helping immigrants; it’s about the broader message of empathy, unity, and the human spirit’s capacity for goodness. It’s a reminder that in times of crisis, the strength of a community can provide hope and healing.

Making a Difference: The Lion Project’s Service at Gust Elementary

Making a Difference: The Lion Project’s Service at Gust Elementary

At The Lion Project, we believe in the power of community and collective action to create positive change. This past Saturday, we had the privilege of diving into a service project at Gust Elementary that left a lasting impact on both the school and the surrounding community. Here’s a glimpse into our journey….

The Lion Project Service Day

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DONATION DRIVE
Our first step was to initiate a collection drive aimed at gathering essential items for a food and necessities market tailored to support low-income families at Gust Elementary. Through the incredible generosity of our volunteers and the unwavering support of our business partners, we were able to gather a significant array of supplies. From fresh veggies, non-perishable food items to hygiene essentials, every contribution was a beacon of hope for those in need.

Lion Project Donation Drive

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BUILDING OUT THE TEMPORARY FOOD MARKET
With our supplies in hand, we set out to transform Gust Elementary into a hub of support and empowerment. Setting up the temporary market was a labor of love, with volunteers coming together to organize, stock, and arrange the space. Our goal was simple yet profound: to alleviate the burden on low-income families by providing them with access to vital resources in a dignified and respectful manner.

Lion Project service day

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TEACHER’S LOUNGE MAKEOVER
Recognizing the importance of self-care and mental well-being, we embarked on a transformative project within the school itself. The teachers’ lounge, typically a space for brief respites amid busy schedules, was reimagined as a meditation room. Here, educators could escape the demands of their roles, if only for a moment, and prioritize their mental health. It was a small gesture with significant implications, highlighting our commitment to supporting those who dedicate their lives to nurturing young minds.

Lion Project service day

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Lion Project Service Day

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THANK YOU!
None of these initiatives would have been possible without the incredible support of our volunteers and business partners. We extend our deepest gratitude to each and every individual who lent their time, resources, and expertise to this endeavor. Special thanks are due to Jason McGowan and his dedicated team, as well as Team Denver Homes, for their unwavering commitment to serving the community alongside us.

Our service project at Gust Elementary serves as a testament to the transformative power of collective action and compassion. In coming together as a community, we were able to make a tangible difference in the lives of others all the while, having fun!

Pouring Generosity: Mile High Spirits and The Lion Project’s ‘Lion’s Meow’ Leaves a Lasting Impact

Pouring Generosity: Mile High Spirits and The Lion Project’s ‘Lion’s Meow’ Leaves a Lasting Impact

February brought a wave of warmth to our hearts, thanks to an extraordinary partnership with Mile High Spirits.

We’re delighted to share the exciting news about “The Lion’s Meow,” a special concoction that not only tickled taste buds but also stirred up a storm of generosity. Throughout the month, Mile High Spirits featured The Lion’s Meow as their charity cocktail, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Drumroll, please! Together, an impressive 99 of these delightful drinks were sold, raising a whopping $495.00 in support of our mission to come alongside the Family and Community Engagement department of Denver Public Schools!

We are deeply grateful to Mile High Spirits for lending their creative spirits to this endeavor, proving that when good hearts come together, incredible things happen. The success of The Lion’s Meow speaks volumes about the wonderful community that surrounds The Lion Project. Here’s to Mile High Spirits for crafting a delightful concoction, and here’s to all of you, our amazing supporters, for sipping with purpose. Your contributions will go a long way in supporting the impactful projects and initiatives of The Lion Project.

Lion Project Happy Hour Wrap Up

Lion Project Happy Hour Wrap Up

What an incredible Lion Project Happy Hour at Mile High Spirits last evening! The atmosphere was electric, the specialty charity cocktail “The Lion’s Meow” was a hit, and the joyous chatter filled the air. Here’s a recap of our memorable time together:

Mile High Spirits provided the perfect backdrop for our happy hour. People sipped on our signature cocktail “The Lion’s Meow” while setting set the stage for a night filled with great conversations, and connection which is one of our favorite things!

The Lion Project community expanded as we welcomed new friends into our Lion Project family. It was heartwarming to see familiar faces from the past, creating a sense of continuity and shared history. The room buzzed with the energy of like-minded individuals coming together for a common purpose, to connect, get involved, and do good.

We were thrilled to be amongst new members of our board during the happy hour and look forward to the fresh perspectives they bring to the Lion Project family.

The Lion Project team

A highlight of the evening was having Amanda from our partner organization FACE (Family and Community Engagement) share the impactful mission of FACE. We love that we get to do 2024 with this amazing department of Denver Public Schools. We took the opportunity to share exciting news about our upcoming events and initiatives. The enthusiasm in the room was palpable as we discussed future projects and ways in which we can continue making a positive impact in our community.

In conclusion, our Lion Project Happy Hour at Mile High Spirits was a success. It showcased the power of our community, the strength of our partnerships, and the commitment we all share towards making a difference. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun evening, and we look forward to more in the near future!

Roar on,
Brandi McMichael
Marketing, Communications & Event director

Join the Lion Project in Supporting Munroe Elementary’s Friday Food Box Initiative

Join the Lion Project in Supporting Munroe Elementary’s Friday Food Box Initiative

The Lion Project

Denver Public Schools FACE Program

In the heart of Denver, a community is coming together to make a significant impact on the lives of low-income families. The Lion Project, in collaboration with Denver Public School’s FACE (Family and Community Engagement) program, is reaching out for your support. Our goal is to streamline the Friday food box preparations at Munroe Elementary, where dedicated mothers tirelessly work alongside generous food organizations to provide essential support to those in need.

The Need:
Every Friday, a group of mothers at Munroe Elementary assembles food boxes for low-income families, pouring their hard work and hearts into this noble cause. To enhance their efforts, we have identified specific needs that will significantly improve the efficiency of their operation. Munroe Elementary is in need of 5 handcarts, 2 baker shelves, and produce bags to facilitate the seamless preparation and distribution of these vital food boxes.

How You Can Help:
We are reaching out to the community, asking for Munroe Elementary Needs

 

your support in fulfilling these essential needs. Your contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of families who rely on these Friday food boxes for sustenance.

We have created an Amazon wish list to make the donation process easy and convenient. Click here!

Wish List

By donating handcarts, baker shelves, or produce bags, you are not only providing practical assistance but also becoming a part of a community-driven initiative that aims to make a positive impact. Your generosity will directly contribute to the smoother operation of Munroe Elementary’s Friday food box preparations, ensuring that more families receive the support they desperately need.

Join the Lion Project, Denver Public School’s FACE program, and the Munroe Elementary community in making a difference. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will help us reach our goal of streamlining the Friday food box preparations and supporting low-income families in our community. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those who need it most. Thank you for your generosity and for being a part of this meaningful endeavor.