I have had the privilege of working with Karis Community on their 35th annual Harvest for Hope gala which occurred at the Denver Athletic Club last night. What a wonderful event, filled with grace and understanding for what this community truly creates for one another.
The mission of Karis is to provide a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.
Thank you to everyone who supported this endeavor, and to all of you who donated to this cause! A special thank you to all the vendors who donated on such short notice. You make a difference for so many people.
Last Wednesday, I had the priviledge of meeting the founder of Project Linus, Karen Loucks Rinedollar, while getting together with a bunch of amazing women while she taught us how to make simple fleece blankets to give to traumatized or severely ill children. How inspiring- and what a fun evening we had, eating, drinking, laughing, and making blankets for an amazing cause.
Not only did we enjoy ourselves, we had something to give away in only a couple of hours. Please think of this the next time you are hosting an event, or watching a movie at home with idle hands…
Best of all, she is from the Denver area.