The Pursuit of Happiness

 Article Ben Wiese | Photography Poppies + Paisley Photography  “Needles do not like me lately,” says eight-year-old Gabriella Kovach. She is wearing a flower crown and sitting at a table in Restoration Hardware, fresh off having blood drawn. “So, we’re even: I don’t like them, and they don’t like me.”  

American Wasteland

After months of thinking, tinkering with and planning a way to do something about Denver's food waste, Arlan Preblud decided to fill his car up with food that was about to go into the trash and find someone that wanted to eat it. Just like that, in an instant, his nonprofit was born.

The Giving Tree

Do I have time to give? --> Yes ---> Do I like being outside? ---> Yes, I love nature (even bugs)! ---> I can donate time to: Leave No Trace - Volunteer time and help practice "leave no trace" ethics!  Make sure our forests and trails are free of trash and harmful pollutants! 

Making a House a Home

Sheets of worn metal, branches and thin tarps make up the walls. The floor — dirt. No cabinets, couches or closets are in sight. This is the house where the Sanchezes, a family of seven, lived in Nicaragua. This is the house Jessica Northrop helped 
to replace. Northrop, who’s been a realtor in the Denver area for 22 years, embarked…

#HopeSlinger

When disaster strikes, our human instinct is to help, fix or give back. Sometimes that can seem overwhelming or nearly impossible, especially when chaos is occurring thousands of miles from your own front door. But who said it has to be complicated? For co-owners of Hope Tank on Broadway, Erika Righter and Jade Baranski, they believe giving back can be…

The GrowHaus

A 20,000 square foot greenhouse with three working farms, The GrowHaus functions as a nonprofit indoor farm in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood with a vision to catalyze a neighborhood-based food system in a community that is healthy, equitable and resident-driven. This is essentially achieved through three program areas: food production, food distribution and food education. Situated inside what’s known as a…