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. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November Extreme Endeavors: Lening Helping Hands = Making a Difference

Extreme Community Makeover
Extreme Community Makeover Newsletter 
November Extreme Endeavors
November 2014
In This Issue
Fri Nov 14: Art is in the Air
Company Partner: Baron Properties
Church Partner: Denver Transit Partners
October Volunteers
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This past weekend we wrapped up our schedule of Saturday Work Days happening every other weekend.  2014 was another record setting year of volunteer involvement with 3,705 people participating in ECM projects, allowing us to partner with 251 residents to complete a project at their home!  What strikes me most about these numbers is that each person can truly make a difference.  The generosity of each of you who have given your time to lend a helping hand during a Work Day project, multiplied times 3,705, means we are creating a culture of helping others and demonstrating that we are better when we work together.  So thanks for your role in making "being a good neighbor" a tangible reality in communities around Denver!
Angela Bomgaars, Executive Director 
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Volunteers signing in before starting
their project for the day
Fri Nov 14: Art is in the Air
"Art is in the Air" is next Friday, November 14 and we're getting excited for one of the most fun ECM events of the year!  We will have wine from Tony's Market, beer from Mountain Monk Brewing Co., appetizers from King Soopers and Maria Empanada, and homemade desserts.  We also have lots of great raffle and silent auction items for you to win as well!  Here what our event sponsor, Nate Postlethwait with Fuller Sotheby's International Realty, has to say about why he's involved in "Art is in the Air" in the video below.
Fundraiser Sponsor -  Nate Postlethwait
Fundraiser Sponsor - Nate Postlethwait

Art is in the Air  
Company Partner: Baron Properties
Baron Properties is a Colorado owned and operated real estate company committed to providing high quality apartment living at an affordable price. Their team of dedicated professionals bring to our communities more than thirty years of experience in property management.  The employees of Essex Financial Services joined a Globeville neighbor to paint her home recently and did a great job...thank you!
Company Partner: Denver Transit Partners
Denver Transit Partners Denver Transit Partners is the Regional Transportation District (RTD) selected concessionaire for the Eagle P3 Project.  The East Rail Line of the Eagle P3 Project is a 22.8 mile commuter rail transit corridor between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport (DIA).  It will connect the Downtown Denver area with DIA and also provide a vital transportation link for adjacent employment, ­neighborhood and new development areas along the route.  We enjoyed having Denver Transit Partners join ECM for a recent Work Day in the Swansea neighborhood and for their support of being involved locally with the communities impacted by their work.  Thank you!
October Volunteers
Thank you to all of these groups and volunteers during the month of October!
Oct Photo
DU AlumniEmbassy Suites/Hilton
ENVD Diverse ScholarsFront Range Christian School
God in ActionHuman Services Education Organization
Iolani Community Action NetworkKaiser Permanente
Red Rocks ChurchSimpson Housing
Spectrum General ContractorsSt. Andrew United Methodist Church
St. Catherine University AlumnaeWestwood Unidos
Thank you for partnering with ECM to make a difference in Denver neighborhoods!
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Monday, November 3, 2014

11.1.14 ECM Work Day

Cherry Creek High School Big Sisters

Jubilee Fellowship Church

Project Helping

Red Rocks Church - Team 1

Red Rocks Church - Team 2

University of Colorado Physical Therapy

Summary of 11.1.14 ECM Work Day:
  • Volunteers Participated - 80
  • Projects Completed - 14
  • Alleys Cleaned - 7
  • Volunteer Hours - 455

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat With an Adult
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

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