With a mission to “awe and inspire” and a core value that encourages us to strive to give back to the world, we are commited to support organizations working in our community and around the world.
As times change, our giving changes but these things are always true -- We have fun, we have poignant moments, we learn about the crucial needs in our community, we help make a difference in our world.
In March, we organized a Food is Love drive to benefit Mountain Resource Center’s Food Pantry in Conifer. Experiencing increased demand due to the effects of the pandemic, the Pantry needed help with filling an enormous demand for pre-packed boxes of food, personal care items, and infant formula and diapers for families and individuals, many of whom are homeless and living out of backpacks. Our food drive collected and donated 1,400 lbs. of food.
In July, our fun-filled Dog Wash event returned, after a pandemic pause, to a new location with renewed enthusiasm and with new co-sponsor Ambary Gardens. Celebrating its 9th year, the Super Sudsy Dog Wash raised $2,000 to benefit Evergreen Animal Protective League, an all-volunteer agency that aids lost, abandoned, and suffering animals.
At the Mountain Community Barefoot Mile event in Evergreen in August, we slipped off shoes and socks to walk a barefoot mile and raise funds in support of Joy International’s fight to end human trafficking. Our team walked in symbolic solidarity with trafficked children around the world, and we raised $2,222.
For more than a decade, TallGrass has been coordinating programs in support of our military. In 2021, we took it in a new direction with a Soldier Bags for Homeless Vets project coinciding with Veterans Day on November 11. We collected essential items homeless vets can use, packed them into string backpacks, and donated them for distribution by the Volunteers of America’s Bill Daniels Veteran Service Center in Denver. Our goal was 100 backpacks and the outpouring of support from our community was so unbelievably, unexpectedly, unabashedly generous that we filled 412 backpacks and had extra supplies leftover (which we donated, of course!).