Colorado Gives Day brought over 300 people together outside Urban Peak on this blistering day of December 10th. Nothing could stop them from braving the cold winds for a good cause. The “921 Project” is geared to bringing awareness to the growing epidemic of homeless youth in Denver.
Why is it called 921, you ask? Unfortunately, that is the number of youth left to fend for themselves in the chilly city. The Urban Peak is a nonprofit organization that strives to support these helpless individuals. Volunteers are standing outside for hours holding signs and making efforts to bring attention to this problem. The signs display stories of the homeless, telling the truth of their fateful lifestyle.
Starting off the Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign. Last year, they raised $28,000 in one day! Urban Peak only hopes to get as much money as possible, instead of setting a specific goal. The hundreds of people standing outside, baring their passion to save lives really demonstrates how, not only, south Denver can make a huge difference in a community, but how surrounding areas should do the same.