The Action Center
“The Action Center provides a hand up to those in need, from a wonderful, free, self-select grocery store to providing clothes and household items to social services and much more.” Giving back is very important to us at This IS Idaho Springs, and this is the perfect time of year to give a little extra! That’s why we’re partnering with 12 great charities in the Denver Metro area, such as The Action Center, to highlight the great work that’s happening all year round!
What They Do
The Action Center provides more than a hand-out – they provide a hand up. Not only do they have an on-site food and clothing bank, they have 5 partner organizations within their facilities. Keeping all of these resources, including health organizations, workforce support, and education resources, in one location simplifies the process for those who need help. If the needed resource isn’t at their location, The Action Center connects people with additional resources they need to help stabilize their lives and help them thrive.
Their self-select grocery allows people to choose the food they want, providing an important level of dignity and respect. They also run seasonal programs that go along with the time of year and what needs are present, including a back to school program that provides school supplies and a holiday gift shop (that runs from December 9th-14th) that ensures 4,000 children have gifts for the holidays.
The Action Center serves anyone who is need across Jefferson County, treating everyone as a unique individual. They apply their core values of love, compassion, listening, embracing new perspectives, and striving for personal growth to each and every interaction. The goal is to make a difference in the lives of everyone they touch.
The Action Center serves approximately 80 households per day or 20,000 per year. Each individual and family that is helped is given access to essential resources and great opportunities to give them the hand up they need. When they utilize this aid, they are able to impact the community through their stories and through their actions. Seeing changed lives and their impact is key to The Action Center’s mission. To get involved in their efforts, visit their website and see how you can help.
Vote, Vote, Vote!
Now that you know more about the great work of The Action Center, vote for them to win a free video that can spread the word about who they are and what they do!