Service work in the community is a big part of what we do. Below are a few of the groups we work with to make the world a better place.

food for thought denver

Food for Thought Denver is a local 100% volunteer organization that supplies weekend PowerSacks to over 80 schools (during the school year) for students who qualify for federal free and reduced lunch programs. These students come from families with an average income of $32K or less. We target schools where 90% or more of the students are eligible for this program. The PowerSacks are packed for each student in each school we serve, guaranteeing no student goes hungry over the weekend.

To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit their website

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*FFT-Denver is a 100% volunteer organization,
so every dollar donated goes to the food for the kids. 501(C)(3) TAX ID #81-2971428

colorado uplift
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Colorado UpLift’s mission is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

Imagine a city full of community leaders contributing to positive transformation. UpLift’s proven model has made a significant impact for 40 years on over 100,000 students:

  • Our student’s graduation rates soared to over 90%, compared to less than 70% for their peers
  • 84% of UpLift students have gone on to college or
career trade
  • Significantly improve student attendance and cut delinquent behaviors in half.
  • When 41% of our nation’s youth felt isolated and lonely, nearly 90% of UpLift students reported feelizng cared for and loved because of their UpLift mentor.

Students in Colorado UpLift’s program will…

Grow Holistically

Build Strong Character

Be Positively Engaged in Their Communities

Be Positioned for Lives
of Significance and Long-Term Success

To learn more about this incredible organization, please visit

youth with a mission

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), they unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

Back when YWAM began in 1960, their main focus was to help youth get involved in missions. Today, they still focus on youth and also include people of all ages. They currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) from nearly every country, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.

Dr. Julie and her family traveled to Tijuana to participate in a home build with students and staff from Colorado Uplift.

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Roundup River Ranch offers children with life-altering diagnoses and their families opportunities to embrace joy, create connection, foster independence, and build hope through free, medically-supported camp programs. Their vision is to provide a safe space where illness and medical complexities take a backseat to ordinary and extraordinary childhood experiences.

A movie star beginning with a down-to-earth idea.

Roundup River Ranch began with a dream to carry Paul Newman’s vision and bring a Hole in the Wall Camp (now SeriousFun Children’s Network) to Colorado. From the first “Welcome to camp” to the ever-increasing numbers of campers and families whose lives have been transformed by Roundup River Ranch, Mr. Newman’s vision lives on. This is a place where kids can “raise a little hell” as he said, and have the chance to be fun-loving, worry-free.

To learn more about Roundup River Ranch and the SeriousFun Children’s Network, please visit

SECOR’s mission is to care for people faced with Suburban Poverty, restoring hope and dignity, and guiding them toward a self-sufficient life. They 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.

While a big part of SECOR’s outreach addresses feeding people,
Sound Relief helps SECOR clients with their untreated hearing issues.

To learn more about SECOR and their work, please visit

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make a wish colorado

Make-A-Wish Colorado creates life-changing wishes for children
with critical illnesses. The non-profit’s quest is to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can help build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight
a critical illness.

Sound Relief has donated to Mountain Vista High School’s Wish Week for the past several years. Over the past 11 years, Mountain Vista High School has raised over $1.4 million. With an average wish costing $7,500, the school has collected funding for 195 wishes. Having
raised $196,670.63 last year, the 200-wish milestone will be
reached this year in 2024.

To learn more about the Colorado chapter of Make-A-Wish, please visit