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Free Carnival this Saturday to support the Women's Homelessness Initiative

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Leave a Comment

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy an evening of carnival games, face painting, balloon artist, live music, food, and fun, and all for a great cause!!

Homelessness is a huge issue in Denver and in Colorado, with around 5,000 people living on the streets at any given time in our city and around 10,000 across the state. On any given night in Denver, there are 800 women on the streets, many of whom have no place to sleep. These women are the most vulnerable to violence and abuse, yet there are few resources available to help this population. The Women's Homelessness Initiative (WHI) seeks to give these women some safety, dignity, community, and a hot meal.

WHI is a non-profit organization made up of 14 churches working through Capitol Hill United Ministries to give sanctuary and hospitality to 20 women 365 days a year. Over the past five years, the network of churches has filled more than 50,000 cots with women who most likely would be on the streets or in other very compromising situations otherwise. Everything is a volunteer effort except the laundry for the cots, which they get done with cash donations.

To learn more about the Women's Homelessness Initiative, visit http://www.chumdenver.org/womens-homelessness-intiative, or check out this recent Front Porch article about the WHI and the Carnival.

     What:  Carnival Night to benefit the Women's Homelessness Initiative (WHI) program at Park Hill UCC
     When:  Saturday, April 21, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
     Where:  Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207
     Cost:  FREE!*

*The event is free to the community, but we ask that you please consider bringing donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, cough drops, tums, ear plugs, feminine products, coffee, tea, creamer, and sugar for the WHI. There will be a small charge for tickets for the carnival games and donations will be accepted for food. All monies collected will go directly to support the WHI program at Park Hill UCC.

The carnival features fun for all ages:
There will also be tons of food, all donated by:
If you would like to donate a silent auction item or volunteer at the Carnival, please email WHIdonations@gmail.com or download the submission form here:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zvkRmJh-LhfU1znIMEcKQM8EqlefDRCS.

Come have a great time for a great cause!


  • David said:  

    It's a great cause and the event will be tons of fun for all ages