AVA supports a range of local nonprofits and charitable organizations, from health clinics for uninsured children to organizations that build relationships between senior citizens and youth to nonprofit youth sports leagues. Here’s a sample of the programs we’ve donated to and how we have supported their work in the community:
AVA donated to Jefferson County Business Education Alliance.
JCBEA partners with schools, businesses, chambers of commerce, and community organizations to develop workforce readiness opportunities for young people, creating a generation of young people who are ready to contribute to our Arvada community. www.jcbea.org
AVA donated to Angels Unaware.The mission of Angels Unaware is to provide support and encouragement for children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We connect families with each other to help strengthen family bonds.
AVA recently donated to the Arvada Colts
The Arvada Colts are an elite summer collegiate and amateur baseball team based in Arvada, Colorado. The Colts compete in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League and are a member of the National Baseball Congress. www.arvadacolts.com
AVA recently donated to the Arvada Community Food Bank.
Several thousand dollars were raised for the Food Bank last year during the golf marathon. The Arvada Community Food Bank provides our neighbors with food and resources to foster self-sufficiency and achieve long term success through innovation, compassion and community support. www.arvadacommunityfoodbank.org
AVA recently donated to Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY).
The Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY) was created in 2001 by volunteers who wanted a program that recognizes youth who have overcome a major obstacle or adversity.www.rrcc.edu/awrsay/
AVA recently donated to Bessie’s Hope.
Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships by honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses. www.bessieshope.org
AVA recently donated to Carin’ Clinic.
The Carin’ Clinic is a not-for-profit pediatric clinic that provides affordable health care to children from birth to 18 years of age. Carin’ Clinic serves children that have Medicaid, and children with no health insurance. www.carinclinic.info
AVA recently donated to Colorado Homeless Families (CHF).
CHF offers transitional housing for struggling families, along with programming that encourages them to become self-sufficient. Thanks to support from AVA, one single mother at CHF was able to pay for repairs on the car that allows her to get to work and school. Another CHF client was able to pay her rent in a month when she experienced a financial emergency, allowing her to stay on track to self-sufficiency and not lose her housing. Funds from AVA help struggling single parents receive counseling and support services that help them find long-term stability. www.chfrb.org
AVA recently donated to Epic Experience.
This local organization sends adult cancer survivors on week-long camping trips that help them connect with other survivors and deal with the challenges of living as a survivor. The Arvada Vitality Alliance’s support has helped send four Arvada cancer survivors on an Epic Experience. www.epicexperience.org
AVA recently donated to Ginny’s Kids.
Ginny’s Kids has a mission — to reach out to families experiencing the emotional stress of a debilitating illness and to support them by giving a family memory that will last forever — a trip together.
AVA recently donated to Ralston House.
Ralston House Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement, human services and the community to provide a safe place to investigate child abuse and ensure victim services for children who have been physically or sexually abused or witnessed violence. Ralston House provides education and outreach to prevent child abuse. Their mission is to stop the abuse and start the healing. www.ralstonhouse.net