Serendipity loves supporting the community through support and involvement with organizations that promote, educate and enhance social sustainability initiatives. That is why for the month of February, our focus for the Serendipity 2018 Sustainability Calendar is Social Sustainability! Read more about partner organizations we love to work with:
Social Sustainability Partner: We Don’t Waste
“Our partnership with Serendipity Catering is so important because they, quite literally, provide high-quality catered food directly to their community. The food that We Don’t Waste gets from Serendipity is all distributed to hunger-relief agencies within a mile of their kitchen.” -We Don’t Waste.
Serendipity Catering’s foundation is in sustainability, so it is no surprise that we love working with We Don’t Waste! We Don’t Waste is a local organization that is combating food waste and hunger in Colorado. We strongly believe in We Don’t Waste’s core values of sustainability and community: 40% of all food produced being thrown away while 10% of Coloradans do not know where their next meal will come from. Since the organization’s inception in 2009, We Don’t Waste is keeping 17 million pounds (and growing) of food diverted from landfills and into the hands of those in need in every corner of the Denver-Metro and Front Range areas (and beyond). The Serendipity Catering team will be taking a field trip this month to We Don’t Waste’s Food Recovery and Distribution Center to learn more about how we can increase our food conservation efforts! So stay tuned… but in the meantime, find out how you can get involved in the fight to reduce food waste and Colorado hunger, here
Longtime Local Partner: Cocktails for a Cause
As one of our longtime partners, Serendipity loves supporting Cocktails for a Cause every year. Cocktails for a Cause connects women of all ages and income levels to local nonprofits by educating and energizing women on their impact on local needs. The annual Cocktails for a Cause right around the corner on Tuesday, February 20 at the Cable Center (so make sure to buy your tickets soon). Next week’s event will be in support of Marisol Homes and their efforts to open a brand new home as a transitional housing program. Marisol Homes provides safe and secure emergency and community based housing for pregnant and single women with children who are experiencing homelessness in the Denver Metro Area. They offer women a place to stay for an indefinite length of time while they are actively working to regain independence and move into permanent housing. Read more about the Cocktail for a Cause event and how you can support it, here!
Local Partner: Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
“As a rescue for dogs that, in most cases, have a difficult past, we need to be consistent. Consistent with how we care for the dogs, medical care, food, socializing, training…etc. Inherently, we like to have that consistency with all our relationships. Serendipity has become someone we rely on to take care of our members, donors and sponsors at our most important annual event. It requires a high level of confidence and trust, knowing we can be open and honest about our objectives or even concerns and know that it will all work out perfectly in the end. Furry or not, we have to trust who we work with.” –Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) is one of the largest rescues in the country with a 5-acre facility and live-in caregiver. During the 22 years of operation, this amazing organization has rescued, rehabbed and rehomed over 5,500 Goldens (and counting)! While volunteers work to match them with new families, dogs are placed in a loving foster home. Golden Rescue of the Rockies provides medical and health needs to all their dogs such as vaccination updates, spaying or neutering and general health exams. They focus on helping pet adoption hopefuls make more informed decisions when they decide to adopt or purchase a dog through consumer education. Find out more about how you can adopt, donate or volunteer to help Golden Retrievers in Colorado, here.