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National Sports Center for the Disabled - Call for Volunteers

The National Sports Center for the Disabled is looking for volunteers to help out with their adaptive winter alpine sports programs in Denver and Winter Park.  Volunteers earn free skiing in Winter Park!  For more information visit

What can you do to protect your family from the flu virus?

Kids touch and play with everything so their chance of getting the flu is higher than an adult’s.  Keep your family safe by reminding everyone to wash their hands, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  You can also use a regular household disinfectant to wipe down surfaces everyday.  Pay particular attention to counter tops, kids’ toys, computer key boards and phones, along with door knobs.  So remember to stay safe and Give Health a Hand with UnitedHealthcare.

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The Arthritis Foundations 23rd Annual Denver Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Sunday, December 14 beginning at 8 am
Washington Park, Denver for more information
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis raises awareness of arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. The event provides funds for research, health education, programs, and government advocacy to improve the lives of people with arthritis.  In the United States, 53 million people suffer with arthritis including 300,000 children.
The 23rd Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a Denver Holiday Tradition. Jingle bells are provided for participants to tie to their shoelaces and a holiday themed costume contest brings out the Santa and Mrs. Claus in all of us! Dogs in costume are also welcome. There is a kid’s fun run, and a “Snowman Scramble” where the kids chase Frosty for fun prizes. The event’s top racers and best costumes will medals or prizes.

Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

The Denver and Aurora Ronald McDonald House could not operate without the support of many volunteers.  They are the heart of the House.  All types of volunteers are needed. 
House Managers - answer phones, check in families and light clerical work
Fundraising - help with annual events
Meals Programs - provide a meal for 30-40 guests staying at the house
Camp Volunteer - Sky High Hope Camp for children with cancer
Family Rooms at the Hospitals - help provide some comforts of home
If you are interested in Volunteering Contact 303-832-2667 or visit

Volunteers Needed for Holidays for Kids!

Gift Wrapping Days
Nov. 10-21 & Dec. 1-9
Anytime between 9 am – 5 pm
Embassy Suites Downtown
Event Days
Dec. 10 & 11 - Downtown – 8 am – 4 pm
Embassy Suites Downtown, 1420 Stout Street, Denver
Dec. 15 - Westminster - 8 am – 4 pm
Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster
One of the greatest and easiest ways to spread some holiday cheer to people in need is through our Holidays for Kids event. This December, Concerts For Kids will bring joy to more than 2,100 children in the greater Denver area thanks to the generous support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers. Children will participate in face painting, balloon artistry, cookie decorating, carolers and at the end of the day, will meet Santa and take home a backpack full of books and presents. In 2013, Concerts For Kids distributed nearly 25,000 gifts and projects the same for 2014. Please contact Victoria at 303-605-2885 or to sign up for gift wrapping and event day volunteer slots

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