ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) provides a means for Denver Post and MediaNews Group co-workers, along with their families and friends, to add value to the community by participating in group volunteer efforts to benefit local nonprofit agencies.
The Denver Post recognizes that as a company in Colorado it has a major responsibility to help meet the needs and satisfy the concerns of the communities of which we are a part. We believe that when we invest volunteer and financial resources in our neighborhoods, positive partnerships result, which improve the quality of life and make communities better places to live, work and play.
Volunteer projects are selected and organized by an employee committe and involve co-workers from all areas of The Denver Post.
Last year our employees (along with their family and friends) contributed over 1,500 hours of service to the community. That's a value of more than $26,000!
ACTS 2013 PROJECTS
Random ACTS of Kindness Week
Saturday, March 16th
Family HomeStead – Paint/clean an apartment for a homeless family to call home. Possibly two sites. (ages 16+) |
Denver/Lakewood, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project Leader: Barb Ellis
Saturday, April 27th
Bluff Lake Nature Center – Tree & poleplant planting, trail work, weeding (ages 12+) |
Denver, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Project Leaders: Jeff Tappeiner
and Cheryl Stockelman
Saturday, May 18th
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado: Geological Overlook Trail Construction at Red Rocks (ages 14+) |
Denver, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Project Leaders: Eric Strassburger
and Jeff Tappeiner
Tuesday, June 5th
Denver Public Library – Book Sale set-up (ages 12+ with parent) |
Denver, 5 - 8 p.m.
Project Leaders: Jamie Kittelson
and Chatton Davis
Saturday, July 13th
Metro CareRing – Sorting food, building maintenance and helping with their community garden (ages 5+ with parent) |
East Denver, 9 a.m. - Noon
Project Leaders: Judi Patterson
Saturday, August 25th
Volunteers of America – Sort items from Stuff for Students School Supply Drive (all ages) |
Denver, 8 a.m. - Noon
Project Leaders: Dana Plewka
Saturday, September 14th
The Wild Animal Sanctuary |
Keensburg, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project Leaders: Virginia Lister
and Eric Strassburger
Saturday, October TBD
Special Olympics Colorado – Bowling Tournament (ages 14+) |
Northglenn, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Project Leader: Jeff Tappeiner
and Carol Cline
Saturday, November 2nd
Food Bank of the Rockies – Packing food boxes (ages 14+) |
Denver, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Project Leaders: Jason Sauer
and Tom Zakrzewski
Saturday, December 14th
Basket of Joy – Pack and deliver fruit baskets to seniors (all ages) |
Denver, 8 a.m. - Noon
Project Leader: Tim Bradley