Parker Lifestyle Staff Picks a Few Favorite Ways to Express Gratitude by Getting Involved in our Communities

This month’s issue of Parker Lifestyle is all about gratitude. One of the best ways to show gratitude for the many blessings in our lives is to do something to help our neighbors and communities, whether that’s through giving money, time or both to make a difference. And while there are so many worthy organizations in Parker and Douglas counties doing good, here are a handful of our favorites.

Savvy Giving by Design: Savvy Giving by Design is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost. SavvyGivingByDesign.org/sgbddenver

Parker Task Force/Food Bank: The Parker Task Force provides people with food, limited financial assistance and other support services in the journey to becoming self-sufficient. ParkerTaskForce.org

SECOR: This Parker-based organization provides kids, families and others in need with food and financial assistance in suburban areas in 42 zip codes. SECORCares.com

Parker Secret Closet: This nonprofit helps young men and women all over the state attend special events by providing formalwear regardless of financial constraints. ParkerSecretCloset.org

Double Angel Foundation: This foundation began in 2000 in memory of brothers Dillon and Logan Dixey who drowned while on vacation after being exposed to carbon monoxide. The foundation owns the Double Angel Ballpark in Parker and provides scholarships to kids needing financial assistance and for graduating seniors, as well as providing education on the dangers of carbon monoxide. DoubleAngel.org

Bill Paul’s Fight Against ALS: Waging his own personal battle with ALS, Lone Tree resident Bill Martin and his wife, Julianne, have created a foundation to raise money exclusively for research projects for the severely underfunded neurodegenerative disease. Call Julianne Martin at 512.294.5560.