Big Serve

Save the Date May 4, 2024

It’s About Loving Others ​

St. Andrew believes there is immense value when we practice loving and serving others. ​

That’s why,  every year, we gather as a community for the Big Serve, our Annual Day of Service.  ​

We show our love and dedication to others as we partner with various agencies to work on important projects throughout the Denver Metro Area. ​

See what Big Serve is all about! Learn more by reflecting on past Big Serve. This is the 8th annual Big Serve, join us!

See last year’s catalog or explore some of our partners below

Castle Rock Fire & Rescue

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The vision of Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is to be the best at providing emergency and prevention services. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue protects the life and property of all residents in a 66-square-mile radius. The department has 94 career members who staff the 5 stations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Children's Hospital

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When it was founded in 1908 in Denver, Children’s Colorado set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. That calling has consistently made us one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation and a place parents across the Rocky Mountain region have come to trust.

Our modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.

In addition to providing the best possible care for kids who need it, we also work hard to keep kids out of the hospital. Through medical research and advocacy efforts, we are working towards a world where kids are safer and healthier and will one day have less need for a hospital.

Compassion Cards / Littleton Adventist Hospital

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We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

South Metro Fire & Rescue

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We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.

Douglas Co Sheriff's Office

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The goal of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide a fresh and proactive approach to law enforcement by expanding our services to the residents of Douglas County. We can achieve this goal by utilizing the vast experience from our diverse employee base.

By working together as a community, the men and women of the sheriff’s office want to provide the highest possible level of service to all residents and visitors.

Safe Outdoor Spaces

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These Safe Outdoor Spaces are healthy, secure, staffed, resource and service-rich environments that provide an outdoor, individualized sheltering option for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Denver.

There With Care

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Our mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

Project Our Town

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PROJECT OUR TOWN is a non-profit organization that empowers people to help others. Through both on-going opportunities and our annual 3-Day Weekend of Action,  PROJECT OUR TOWN creates opportunities for volunteers to participate in meaningful, impactful projects that serve the community.

Just Care Backpacks

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Having a backpack provides significant benefits for those experiencing homelessness. In addition to keeping their belongings safe, it is a means of carrying a majority of what they own with them. Just Care Backpacks are filled with nonperishable food items, socks, a reusable water bottle, first aid kits, sunscreen, etc. Don’t forget to grab one the next time you are at St. Andrew and take it with you to give to someone in need in our community.

Sweet Dream in a Bag

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Sweet Dreams is an organization that has gifted thousands of children, living in poverty, along Colorado’s front range with new bedding packages.

Nourish Meals on Wheels

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Our Mission: To enrich the lives of seniors and homebound adults in the South-Metro Denver area by providing nutritious meals and services that promote dignity, well-being and independence.

Denver Rescue Mission

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Denver Rescue Mission has been serving the most vulnerable in our community for more than 128 years. Our history is rooted in a love of Christ and a commitment to share that love with others. At multiple locations throughout our community, we help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, and community outreach.

Newborns in Need

One-third of all babies in Denver are born at Denver Health. 90 percent of them come from families who struggle to get by. Your donations to Newborns in Need give all children born at Denver Health a healthy start in life by providing essentials that help them grow strong: diapers, blankets, bassinets and car seats, to name a few. 

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Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs (MAMCO)

Our mission at MAMCO is to provide shelter, veterinary care, and permanent placement for pregnant and nursing dogs, cats, and abandoned litters who have been surrendered or abandoned in Colorado and surrounding states. 

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Human Society of the South Platte Valley

The Humane Society of the South Platte Valley (HSSPV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to serve the communities of south Denver.  Our humane society offers shelter, care, and compassion for lost, stray, and unwanted animals until they are reclaimed by their families or adopted into a new home.

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Wholly Kicks

Wholly Kicks is a non-profit organization whose presence in Aurora, Colorado, and the Denver Metro area exists to ” walk with” those in impoverished areas or those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Through the distribution of new shoes and socks, Wholly Kicks focuses on mentoring and building relationships in “walking with” individuals experiencing economic disparity. 

Wholly Kicks provides new shoes and socks to children and adults through large events and personal interactions on the street, in shelters, in Title 1 schools, with community non-profits, to case managers, at motels, and low-income housing units. 

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Integrated Family Community

Project 25 & 1 • Website

Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people, using community resources. IFCS fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client, serving the greater Denver metro area.

 

Project Angel Heart

Project 26 • Website

Project Angel Heart is a non-profit organization based in Colorado. We serve medically tailored meals to people living with severe illnesses across our state. Each year, we serve more than a half-million meals to people who are at home, unable to get the nutrition they need to recover from their illness. Our meals help our clients feel better, experience fewer symptoms, and stay out of the hospital.

Women's Crisis Center

Project 28 • Website

The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention while helping communities live free of violence. Our Inclusiveness Initiative distinguishes the Crisis Center as a leader in supporting underserved populations of violence victims including teens, the elderly, people of color, mono-lingual individuals, those living in rural areas, and those who identify as LGBTQ and males.

Second Chance

Project 30 • Website

Our goal is to help formerly incarcerated people transition to lives of success and fulfillment. We provide the formerly incarcerated, and their network, with education, resources, and support to successfully re-enter the community and cultivate a rewarding life.

Path Center

Project 31 • Website

The Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program is a federal formula grant to assist homeless persons with serious mental illness. PATH is designed to provide funds to each state to support services for persons with serious mental illnesses, as well as individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

Casa de Paz

Project 32 • Website

Reunite families separated by ICE, one simple act of love at a time and create peace and stability for immigrant families.

Coalition for the Homeless

Project 34 • Website

The Mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for families, children, and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. CCH advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. 

Habitat for Humanity

Project 34 • Website

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in communities, and all over the world, to help build or improve a place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat supports homeowners to achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. 

Women's Bean Project

Project 35 • Website

We are a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. We believe that all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who are chronically unemployed and we teach them to work by making nourishing products. They learn to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.

 

Metro Parks Clean Up

Project 37 • Website

Denver Parks & Recreation offers volunteer projects throughout the year, giving groups, individuals and businesses the opportunity to help keep their park and community beautiful.

Project C.U.R.E.

Project 36 • Website

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to address the staggering shortage of medical resources around the world. Since our humble beginnings in a garage in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has become the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment and services to doctors and nurses serving the sick and dying in more than 135 countries.

Showers for All

Showers for All provides laundry and showers for those who are unsheltered.  They are able to this by using their mobile units that move throughout the Denver Metro area. 

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MaxFund Animal Adoption Center

A non-profit, No Kill shelter established in May 1988. We take in and nurture injured animals with no known owner.We find loving forever homes for these animals once they have recovered. 

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Café 180

Café 180 started in 2010, when founders saw the issues of food insecurity in the Englewood area. Café 180 opened with the mission of feeding everyone. Those who can pay, payThose who can’t pay give of their time in exchange for lunch, which on an average week amounts to 30-40 percent of our customers. Since we started, we’ve served more than 100,000 meals in this dignified exchange.

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Colorado Feeding Kids

Colorado Feeding Kids is an all-volunteer Colorado Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to provide nutritious food to impoverished people in Colorado and around the world. We collect donations, purchase food in bulk and recruit volunteers to package highly nutritious meals to reverse the starvation process. 

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Backpack Society

Backpack Society is driven by a single goal; to do our part in removing food insecurity as an obstacle for children. This allows them to grow, learn, and thrive.  

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SECORE Food Bank

SECORE Cares mission is, caring for people faced with Suburban Poverty, restoring hope and dignity, and guiding them toward a self-sufficient life.  

We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty by building a community of dedicated, caring people working together to end suburban poverty while restoring hope and livelihood to those experiencing it. 

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