Giving Back To Health

Do Your Part For A Stronger Community


Make A Difference

Giving Back to Health is a program offering volunteer opportunities through the Department of Family Medicine with an overarching goal of promoting diversity and health equity within our Colorado communities. ​

There are several social determinants of health that contribute to preventative care for so many people! ​With this program, we are currently working on food security and safe living spaces. ​

We are continuing to work with organizations in Aurora and Denver, and throughout our state, to help support them in the work that they do. ​We communicate & offer opportunities for volunteer work and donations.

Sometimes the smallest bit of help can make the biggest positive changes.​


Current Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Welcome Center

Rocky Mountain Welcome Center (RMWC)

 

Donate to the Afghan Welcome Fund:

In light of the recent upheaval in Afghanistan, the RMWC is collecting funds to provide "welcome kits" to new Afghan arrivals. Kits will have culturally appropriate food, basic needs, items not covered under food stamps, and other human services resources. 

CLICK HERE to donate!

About the Organization:

The Rocky Mountain Welcome Center (RMWC) is an immigrant-led  not-for-profit organization with the mission of fostering intercultural learning, understanding, and integration among immigrants, refugees, and Colorado receiving communities through programs and activities that develop supportive multicultural and welcoming environments.

RMWC believes that the process of integration is a two-way street that includes immigrants, refugees, and receiving communities--and that immigrants and refugees are assets to the community. Together with our partners, RMWC seeks to build a collective impact that is much larger than the impact each individual organization would have on their own. 


Wishlist & Short-Term Opportunities

Want to make a donation through a gift registry? Small items like laundry detergent, snack boxes & backpacks can help people released from the immigration detention center have something to start with. Click on the link below to purchase items for Casa de Paz!

Casa de Paz Target Wishlist

 

 


Organizations and Additional Giving Opportunities

The Gathering Place

https://tgpdenver.org/

Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, transgender individuals, and their children who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as "members", no fees are ever charged for programs or services.

 

Casa de Paz

https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/

Casa de Paz is the only organization in Colorado offering shelter to released immigrants and their families. Casa de Paz provides visits, shelter, meals, transportation and emotional support. Detention is a difficult time that tears families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our services free of cost.

 

City of Aurora Volunteering

https://www.auroragov.org/residents/volunteer_donate_sponsor/aurora_volunteer_center

City of Aurora Volunteer Center allows you to look at an array of opportunities available in the City of Aurora.

Looking for an opportunity for teens & young adults: The Aurora Youth Commission needs both youth ages 14 to 21 and adults to serve on this city commission, which advises the City Council, City Manager and the Parks, Recreation & Open Space director regarding the interests of youth in Aurora. The commission's mission is to better the well-being of Aurora's youth through representation, service and action. We are looking for members who attend or represent Aurora school districts, private schools and home school participation in Aurora. The commission meets once a month from August to May, and the term of service is two years. To apply click HERE!

 

Project Angel Heart

https://www.projectangelheart.org/

Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Each week, their professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals, from scratch, and tailor them to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are ill.



Contact:

DFM Diversity
DFM.DEI@cuanschutz.edu 

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