PR team member Rachel Strobel talks about “Helping the Homebound.”

We facilitate hands-on efforts to bring together stakeholders from all walks of life in Boulder County. Click the bolded titles below to learn more about these recent projects:

  • Mattress Recycling Pilot — In partnership with Urban Mattress, we began (in early 2012) a local initiative to help the community recycle used and unwanted mattresses.
  • Until They Have Faces: Stories of Recovery, Resilience and Redemption — This “coffee table book” released in March 2012 features essays and portraits of local homeless men, women and children.
  • Helping the Homebound — In 2011, we matched people from “mainstream” society with people who are homeless or transitioning out of jail to help some of our elderly or disabled neighbors.
  • Medical Respite Boulder — From March to October 2011 this pilot project helped our sick homeless neighbors receive ongoing medical care while offering them a safe place to stay during their recovery. Medical Respite Boulder is currently on hiatus as it seeks sustainable funding.
  • All About You Day — In December 2010, Project Revive sponsored a free spa event for homeless women in Boulder. Thanks to volunteer beauticians and massage therapists about 50 homeless individuals received massages and makeovers and more than 1,000 free makeup, hygiene and skin care products and clothes items.
  • CU Holiday Hope Celebration — In December 2010, we welcomed about 200 of our underprivileged neighbors to a free holiday buffet that included gift packages prepared by student volunteers from CU’s Greek community, the Rotaract Club and other student groups.
  • Boulder Creek Clean-Up — In October 2010 we organized ServeHope, a project to mobilize homeless volunteers to help cleap up Boulder Creek, a stream that runs through the geographical center of our town. ServeHope volunteers simultaneously raised money to help the poorest of the poor in Africa.