Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Extreme Endeavors: 2014 Year in Review

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December Extreme Endeavors
December 2014
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"Art is in the Air" Photos
Church Partner: Jubilee Fellowship Church
Company Partner: Ernst & Young
November Volunteers
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As we usually like to do at this time of the year, let's recap some of our favorite ECM memories of 2014:
  • January - spent time strategic planning for our goals for 2014
  • February - witnessed another great group of Extreme Teams volunteers identify their contributions to executing successful Work Days
  • March - kicked off the year with an event for our donors and key volunteers
  • April - had an executive assistant start working with ECM on a regular basis
  • May - started a pilot project called time banking in three ECM neighborhoods
  • June - completed a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a truck
  • July - saw volunteers travel from 13 different states to participate in ECM projects this summer
  • August - surpassed having 20,000 volunteers involved in ECM since we began in 2008
  • September - continued to have many of our long-time groups and lots of new groups participate in Work Days
  • October - started a project called neighbor circles in another ECM neighborhood
  • November - hosted a fun "Art is in the Air" fundraising event for the fifth year
  • December - ended the year with another record setting 3,720 volunteers who completed 251 projects
Thanks for a great year!
Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director
Amazon Smile
Amazon SmileFor any Christmas shopping you have left to do, or any other purchases you regularly make on Amazon, if you log into Amazon through our AmazonSmile account, 0.5% of qualifying purchases will go straight to ECM!  It's a great way to support Extreme Community Makeover through your regular or one-time purchases. Click here to get set-up with Amazon Smile today.
"Art is in the Air" Photos
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the "Art is in the Air" event last month.  To check out pictures from the evening, click here.  An extra special thank you goes out to our event sponsor, Nate PostlethwaitArtwork Network for hosting the event; all the companies and individuals who donated items for the silent auction and raffleKing Soopers and Maria Empanada for the food; along with everyone who came to show their support for Extreme Community Makeover!
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Church Partner: Jubilee Fellowship Church
Jubilee Fellowship ChurchJubilee Fellowship Church is many campuses under one church.  Jubilee believes in not just having one type of "flavor," and that's why they offer many different campuses to attend - in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, and Lone Tree.  Jubilee Fellowship Church participated in their first Work Day in November this year, which will hopefully be the first of many more to come.  Thank you Jubilee Fellowship Church for being our newest Church Partner!
Company Partner: Ernst & Young
Ernst  & YoungEY (Ernst & Young) is committed to building a better working world - with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. They want to build a better working world through their actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals.  One way EY does that is through partnering with local non-profits, such as ECM.  Thanks for joining us a Company Partner!
November Volunteers
Thank you to those who volunteered during the month of November!
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Thank you for partnering with ECM to make a difference in Denver neighborhoods!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today's the Day: Colorado Gives Day

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Make a Difference through ECM
Extreme Community Makeover volunteers, such as yourself, give of your time, while demonstrating how to be a good neighbor in very tangible ways.  Today is Colorado Gives Day, which is a day where we invite you to give of your finances to make the projects we do possible to strengthen Denver neighborhoods.  Thank you for your support as together we make a difference "one block at a time"!
  Colorado Gives Day

Thursday, December 4, 2014

ECM Tops the List

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Top 5 Reasons to Support ECM
As you might be aware, Colorado Gives Day is coming up on Tuesday, December 9, which is the single largest day of giving in the state of Colorado each year!  We know there are a lot of great organizations you can support with your hard earned dollars, so consider five of the top reasons why donating to Extreme Community Makeover is important this holiday season.  
5 - The eight neighborhoods where ECM works have been visited by the helping hands of 
3,720 volunteers who helped complete 251 projects in 2014
4 - ECM makes things happen through volunteers who have invested $467,299.25 in 
volunteer labor into some of Denver's most underserved neighborhoods this year alone
3 - According to residents assisted in 2014, 75% would not have been able to complete 
these projects on their own, without the help of ECM volunteers
2 - Since ECM began in 2008, 20,995 volunteers have been mobilized to impact Denver neighborhoods through those willing to demonstrate how to be a good neighbor
1 - In the words of Ginger, an older woman assisted by ECM who has cancer and lives alone,
"I thank God every day for Extreme Community Makeover"
Colorado Gives Day
You can schedule your donation for Colorado Gives Day today or give on Tuesday, December 9th
Thank you in advance for your support of Extreme Community Makeover as together we make a difference "one block at a time"!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Extreme Community Makeover is excited to announce that we have our own app. This is a great way for the Denver community to stay connected with us. Volunteers can upload their Work Day photos, take our survey, join our mailing list and so much more!

Let us know what you think about our app. We are open to suggestions on how we can stay better connected with you. E-mail us at:

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Art is in the Air" Silent Auction Packages

"Art is in the Air" is coming up this Friday, November 14 at 7:00 pm at Artwork Network (878 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 80204).  If you haven't had a chance to get your tickets yet, you can do that now at this link -
We will have lots of great silent auction packages to bid on at the event, so take a look at the list so you know what items you want to bid on for yourself or to get an early start on Christmas shopping!
Silent Auction Packages:
#1 - Guys Night Out: Beers at Renegade Brewing Company & Pizza at Mellow Mushroom
#2 - First Friday Artwalk Food Truck Tasting: Six different food trucks from Pink Tank
#3 - Start Your Day Off Right: A pound of coffee each month for a year at Pablo's Coffee & FlyJoy Snack Bars
#4 - Five-Course Tequila Dinner: Marg's Taco Bistro
#5 - Dessert of the Month Club: A homemade dessert delivered to your home each month
#6 - Couple's Night Out: Dinner at Kokoro and a performance at Buntport Theater Company
#7 - Supper & the Symphony: Dinner at Beatrice & Woodsley followed by The Colorado Symphony
#8 - Dinner & a Movie: Dinner at Texas Roadhouse & VIP passes at Landmark Theatres
#9 - Family Night at Home: Family game night tote from Thirty-One and Papa Murphy's pizza
#10 - Personal Chef for a Day: Have dinner prepared in your home by a personal chef
#11 - A Night on the Town: Dinner at Il Posto and tickets to "Benediction" at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
#13 - Fueled by Fitness: One month boot camp at Train & new Merrell Shoes
#14 - For the Sports Lover: Sports Authority Field tour from Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, University of Denver basketball tickets, and University of Denver hockey tickets
#15 - Gymnastics Inspired Fitness: Classes at Awaken Gymnastics Inspired Fitness
#16 - Workout in Style: 3 month membership to The Denver Athletic Club
#17 - Golf Galore: Weekday round of golf for four at Glenmoor Country Club
#18 - Fly Fishing Trip: Full day fly fishing trip in the Vail Valley on the Colorado River
#19 - Hot Air Balloon Ride for One Person: Valid at over 200 locations across the country
#20 - Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two People: Valid at over 200 locations across the country
#21 - Hot Air Balloon Ride for Four People: Valid at over 200 locations across the country
#22 - On the Edge of Your Seat: Rodeo tickets at the National Western Stock Show and Pit passes at the Bandimere Speedway
#23 - Helicopter Ride for Two: Join the Prayer One Helicopter for incredible views of Denver
#24 - It's Time to Relax: Massage from Peace of Mind Massage & Aveda gift certificate and products
#25 - Weekend at Embassy Suites: Two-night weekend stay at Embassy Suites & Dinner at Kokoro
#27 - Attention Art Lovers: Admission to Denver Art Museum & Membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
#28 - Family Fun Day: Tickets to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, & The Wildlife Experience
#29 - Kidz Zone: Family membership to The Denver Children's Museum, "Animals Rock" book, & Craft kits from Fancy Tiger Crafts
#30 - Design Your Space: Pink Fog Photography studio session, set of Room & Board vases, & 1 hour interior design consultation from Johanna Weber Designs
#31 - Earrings & Purse: Recycled credit card earrings & purse from Kelly Beth Designs
#32 - Car Care: Oil change & alignment from Brakes Plus
#33 - Health & Wellness Basket: Gift basket with essential oils
#34 - DIY Home Improvement: Ryobi drilling set, Husky tool set, & Home Depot certificate
#35 - Artwork: Julie Weldon "Fresh Cut Poppies"
#36 - Wreath: "Snowflake Origami" from R9 Colorado
#37 - Artwork: Josh A. Kuehl "Segesta"
#38 - Set of ECM Neighborhood Photos: One photo from each neighborhood where ECM works
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Extreme Team - Photography

Extreme Community Makeover has amazing volunteer opportunities. We have our typical Work Days and we also offer opportunities to get more involved with our Extreme Teams.

One one of the Extreme Teams is our Photography Team. You can capture what happens during Work Days through taking photos of residents and volunteers. These photos will be used for multiple communication purposes, including thanking volunteers and creating memories for everyone.

Check out our video testimonial of Josh, a member of our Photography Extreme Team.