On Saturday morning in Denver, the city got a respite from a month of freezing temperatures and several feet of snow. The weather worked out perfectly for volunteers from the American Indian College Fund, who teamed up with about 100 volunteers to participate in the Comcast Cares Day at the Denver Indian Center, Inc.
Volunteers helped with improvements including planting gardens, installing a new playground, converting the children’s bathrooms to adult bathrooms, painting, cleaning, shredding documents, priming an exterior wall for a mural project, and hanging artwork donated from the Denver Art Museum in the gym and a flat screen TV in the lobby.
Many of these improvements were desperately needed for the facility, a former elementary school that now serves as the center for Native community programs to fulfill the Denver Indian Center’s mission “to empower our youth, families and community through self-determination, cultural identity and education.”
It is was truly a fulfilling day to know that we were making a difference by giving some time to help improve a place where many Denver natives come for services and programs. The day was made possible by the support of Comcast, the local employees of Comcast, Rotary International (who provided a component of the playground), and the community members and service organizations that donated their time to spruce up a place some never knew existed.