DDR’s Charity Challenge

At Destination Denver Realty, giving back to our community is a top priority. Each year, everyone at DDR chooses a charity that means something special to them. Our challenge is to see which of us can raise the most money for our chosen charity by the end of November of that year. DDR then matches the winning overall donation on behalf of that DDR associate. It’s a fun way to have a spirited competition while doing something good. Please join us in the fun! In 2015, DDR and our associates donated almost $10,000.00 to charity! Let’s see if we can exceed that amount this year! This year, our charities include:

Pools4Kids 

Laura Demaree  click to view their page 

PoolsForKids is close to my heart as my middle daughter has had the opportunity to train with Mile High Dive Club since she was in 6th grade. The pools where they train are not close (Arvada and Air Force Academy).​ For us, we were lucky to have resources and time to get her where she needed each day. For some kids, transportation to these remote pools proves very difficult. PoolsForKids is working hard to get a full diving facility in Denver, with far better access for far more kids.

Alpine Rescue Team

Doug Demaree & Dolores Mozer – click to view their page

This past Father’s Day, we were lucky (or unlucky?) enough to meet 20 members of the Alpine Rescue Team. Doug & Laura’s son took a 40 foot fall off a cliff at Mount Evans. Thankfully, he only had some nasty cuts on his legs and arm (no broken bones), but we still needed the valiant efforts of the Alpine Rescue Team as it took them three hours to get our son safely off the mountain. They are an ALL volunteer organization, so families do not have to pay for the rescue. This can only be accomplished by generous donations to their organization. Thanks for your help!

The Denver Hospice

Amanda Lupo – click to view their page

My Charity is The Denver Hospice. My Family used Hospice services in Michigan when my Mom was diagnosed with terminal Cancer back in 2013. They are a wonderful organization that not only helps the patient with all their needs, but they are an excellent support system for the round-the-clock caregivers as well.  You can either donate online at thedenverhospice.org or you can mail checks to The Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry Street, Suite #700, Denver, CO 80246.

Denver Dumb Friends League

Christy Krauseclick to view their page

The Krause family knows firsthand what a vital role a pet can play in relocation. Buffett joined our family in 2007 from the Denver Dumb Friends League. Two of us waited all day in line to get him, as we knew he was the dog for us! That same year, we discovered we would be relocating abroad. Not only did Buffett come with our family to England, he was the calm and peace that helped smooth any rough transitions each of us experienced at various times. Our family would not be the same without Buffett being a part of it.  Experiencing all of Colorado and other parts of the world with Buffett right by our side. 

We are so grateful for the Denver Dumb Friends League providing options for people who can’t take care of their pets and helping to find loving families that can. Buffett was left in the overnight box at the DDFL. We don’t know the reason, but we do know how much our lives are enriched by caring for him. We would like to support other pets and families coming together in love.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Michelle Ariel – click to view their page

Make A Wish® Foundation: Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish. I want to be able to assist kids who are sick to be able to make a wish for something that would make a positive impact on their lives.