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Project Angel Heart

At Dormer Harpring, our commitment to community extends beyond the courtroom. On March 29, 2024, some of our team members had the privilege of volunteering with Project Angel Heart (PAH), a remarkable organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to those battling severe illnesses across Colorado. Witnessing PAH’s unwavering dedication to their mission, which began in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1991, was truly inspiring.

As we joined forces with fellow volunteers, we delved into meal prep, chopping an impressive quantity of potatoes to ensure that every dish was tailored to meet the specific needs of its recipient. It was a humbling experience, knowing that our efforts would contribute to nourishing those who are fighting battles beyond comprehension.

PAH’s vision aligns closely with our own values at Dormer Harpring. They believe that every Coloradan facing severe illness deserves access to nutritious food that not only sustains their physical health but also supports their overall well-being. Through their provision of medically tailored meals and advocacy for the principles of “Food is Medicine,” PAH exemplifies the transformative power of compassion and community support.

Reflecting on our time with Project Angel Heart reinforces our belief in the importance of giving back and supporting organizations that make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families facing adversity. At Dormer Harpring, we are honored to stand alongside PAH and other community partners in the pursuit of a healthier, more compassionate Colorado. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

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Dressed for Success: Dormer Harpring Volunteers at Clothes to Kids Denver

On Friday, December 8, 2023, our team had the privilege of volunteering at Clothes To Kids Denver, an organization that has been making a significant difference in the lives of students in the Denver area.

Clothes To Kids Denver operates with a noble mission: to provide new and quality used clothing to Denver area students from low-income or in-crisis families, free of charge. Their vision is clear – to ensure that all students have the clothing they need to feel comfortable, confident, and prepared to thrive. The organization achieves this by offering a boutique setting where students or their parents can “shop” for clothes, creating an empowering and dignified experience.

The significance of Clothes To Kids Denver’s work became even more apparent when we learned about their recent milestone in September. The organization celebrated providing their 100,000th school wardrobe to a shopper, highlighting the profound impact they have had on the community over the years.

Our team from Dormer Harpring eagerly joined the effort to support this impactful cause. During our volunteer shift, we engaged in various activities to contribute to the organization’s daily operations. One of our primary tasks involved organizing clothing and bringing it out to the storefront, ensuring that the shopping experience for students and their families remains seamless.

We had the opportunity to connect with the staff, fellow volunteers, and the community, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. As we assisted donors in sorting clothes, we witnessed firsthand the generosity of individuals coming together to support a cause that truly makes a difference in the lives of students.

The atmosphere at Clothes To Kids Denver was not only productive but also heartwarming. The dedication of the staff and volunteers resonated with us, reinforcing the importance of collective efforts in addressing community needs. Every piece of clothing organized, every conversation had, and every moment shared contributed to a broader mission of empowerment and support.

Clothes To Kids Denver’s mission aligns with our values at Dormer Harpring – a commitment to creating positive change and providing assistance to those in need. We left the volunteer experience with a profound sense of fulfillment, knowing that we played a small part in supporting students’ access to essential clothing.

As we reflect on our time at Clothes To Kids Denver, we encourage others to explore ways to contribute to organizations that align with their values. Whether through volunteering, donations, or advocacy, there are countless opportunities to make a meaningful impact in our communities. At Dormer Harpring, we are proud to have been part of this incredible initiative and remain dedicated to fostering positive change both inside and outside the courtroom.

Dormer Harpring Volunteers at Clothes to Kids Denver

Volunteer Day – Project Cure

Making a Difference: Our Experience with Project Cure

At our firm, we believe in giving back to the community and making a positive impact on a global scale. Today marked the beginning of our firm’s volunteer day program, and we couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring and fulfilling experience. We had the privilege of spending time with the incredible team at Project Cure, an organization dedicated to providing medical assistance, supplies, and equipment to communities in need around the world. In this blog post, we’ll share our firsthand account of the day and shed light on the amazing work being done by Project Cure.

Learning About Project Cure:

Project Cure has become a beacon of hope for communities worldwide by accepting donations of medical supplies and equipment. These resources are meticulously sorted and shipped directly to the areas where they are most needed. During our visit, we were fascinated to discover that Project Cure has an entire wall dedicated to ready-made kits for different medical procedures and surgeries. This ingenious system expedites critical care for communities that require immediate assistance. Additionally, they have thoughtfully created giant first aid kit bags for travelers to take with them to these communities, further extending their impact.

Exploring the Warehouse:

Before diving into our volunteering tasks, we were given a comprehensive tour of Project Cure’s warehouse. The tour was an eye-opening experience, allowing us to understand the organization’s mission and witness their operations firsthand. We were amazed by the scale of their operation and the dedication of their volunteers. The warehouse served as a hub of hope, with each corner filled with supplies that would soon reach those in dire need. The immense impact they make on a daily basis became evident during our tour.

Volunteering and Making a Difference:

After the insightful tour, we rolled up our sleeves and joined the team in the initial sorting process. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm and commitment of the volunteers working diligently to prepare shipments. As we contributed to the sorting process, we realized that our actions were directly contributing to saving lives and improving healthcare in communities across the globe. The feeling of making a tangible difference was truly indescribable.

Supporting Project Cure:

If you haven’t heard of Project Cure, we highly recommend checking them out. This organization is actively transforming the lives of countless individuals and communities in need. Not only do they send essential supplies, but they also dispatch doctors and nurses to support local clinics and healthcare providers. Additionally, Project Cure is working towards restarting their program that allows volunteers to accompany the shipping crates and aid in delivering the supplies to these communities.

Project Cure urgently needs assistance this summer to sort and package shipments to Ukraine. If you are seeking a meaningful way to make an impact, consider volunteering directly at their Centennial warehouse or exploring donation opportunities. Project Cure provides an avenue for our community to make a direct and lasting impact on global communities in need.

Our experience with Project Cure’s volunteer day program left an indelible mark on our hearts. Witnessing their unwavering commitment to improving healthcare in underserved communities reaffirmed our belief in the power of collective action. Project Cure not only sends vital medical supplies but also dispatches medical professionals and works closely with local clinics to ensure sustainable impact. We encourage everyone to support this remarkable organization and explore ways to contribute. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Visit Project Cure’s website or reach out to their team to discover how you can play a part in their inspiring mission. Let’s join hands and create a brighter future for communities worldwide.

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We Don’t Waste

We Don’t Waste: Combating Food Waste and Food Insecurity Together

Yesterday, we had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with We Don’t Waste at one of their local food markets. The experience shed light on a startling statistic: 40% of all food in the United States goes unsold or uneaten. This surplus food could make a significant impact on food insecurity, a problem that affects 1 in 3 Coloradans. In metro Denver alone, approximately 50 food apartheids exist, where historic and present discrimination has resulted in limited access to affordable, fresh, and nutritious foods. In this blog post, we’ll delve into We Don’t Waste’s innovative approach to tackling these pressing issues and share our firsthand experience volunteering at one of their mobile markets.

The Dual Solution: Fighting Food Waste and Food Insecurity:

We Don’t Waste has ingeniously found a way to address both food waste and food insecurity simultaneously. By recovering surplus food that would otherwise be discarded, they create mobile markets that provide easy access to fresh and nutritious foods for community members who lack such options. It’s important to note that We Don’t Waste doesn’t collect leftovers; instead, they focus on reclaiming food resulting from overordering or minor imperfections. As an example, at the market we volunteered for, students from Bruce Randolf School donated produce from their hydroponic garden, further amplifying the impact of the initiative.

Volunteering and Witnessing the Impact:

During our time at the mobile market, our task was to assist in setting up and distributing the recovered food. What we encountered left us utterly amazed. Pallets of food were ready for redistribution, demonstrating the vast quantity that We Don’t Waste rescues for those in need. Being a part of this process was truly an honor, and it allowed us to witness firsthand the immense impact that We Don’t Waste has on the community. The experience deepened our understanding of the issues at hand and motivated us to further support their cause.

Getting Involved with We Don’t Waste:

We Don’t Waste offers numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved and make a difference. Whether through volunteering at mobile markets, contributing to food recovery efforts, or supporting their initiatives financially, there are various ways to contribute to their vital work. By visiting their website,, you can explore the multitude of ways in which you can support We Don’t Waste’s mission.

Our volunteer experience with We Don’t Waste was a profound and eye-opening one. It shed light on the alarming levels of food waste in the United States and the staggering prevalence of food insecurity in our own communities. We Don’t Waste’s innovative approach to tackling these challenges by utilizing surplus food for redistribution is both inspiring and effective. Witnessing the sheer volume of food that is rescued and repurposed for those in need left an indelible impression on us.

We strongly urge everyone to explore the incredible work being done by We Don’t Waste. By addressing the intertwined issues of food waste and food insecurity, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals and communities. Together, we can combat these problems and create a more equitable and sustainable future. Visit to learn more about their initiatives and discover how you can contribute to this vital cause. Let’s stand together and fight against food waste and food insecurity, one recovered meal at a time.

Dumb Friends League

Giving Back to Our Furry Friends: Supporting Dumb Friends League

Today is a special day as we embark on our Dumb Friends League supply drive delivery. This opportunity to give back to an organization whose mission aligns so closely with our hearts fills us with gratitude. Countless animals are in need of loving families and a place they can call home. In this blog post, we invite you to explore the world of animal adoption, consider expanding your family with a furry friend from Dumb Friends League or any dedicated animal shelter. If adopting is not possible at the moment, there are still ways to make a difference by donating household items or contributing monetary support. Join us in supporting Dumb Friends League and their commitment to providing animals with the best lives imaginable.

The Mission of Dumb Friends League:

Dumb Friends League is an organization that wholeheartedly dedicates itself to the welfare and well-being of animals. Their mission revolves around finding loving homes for animals in need and promoting responsible pet ownership. The dedication and compassion exhibited by their team resonates deeply with us, as we recognize the importance of giving animals a second chance at happiness. Dumb Friends League goes above and beyond by not only facilitating adoptions but also providing essential medical care, training, and behavioral support to ensure the successful integration of pets into their new homes.

Expanding Your Family:

If you have ever considered adopting a pet, now is the perfect time to act. Animal shelters like Dumb Friends League offer a wide variety of furry companions waiting to find their forever homes. By choosing adoption, you not only provide a loving home for an animal but also contribute to the mission of reducing animal homelessness and improving the lives of these innocent creatures. The joy and companionship that a pet brings to a family are immeasurable. Whether you’re looking for a playful pup, a cuddly kitten, or a mature and wise companion, Dumb Friends League and other animal shelters have a diverse range of animals eagerly awaiting their chance at a new beginning.

Supporting Dumb Friends League:

We understand that adopting a pet may not be feasible for everyone at this time. However, there are still numerous ways to support Dumb Friends League and make a positive impact. The organization gratefully accepts donations of various household items, such as pet food, toys, bedding, and cleaning supplies. These contributions directly benefit the animals in their care, providing them with comfort and ensuring their well-being during their stay at the shelter. Additionally, Dumb Friends League relies on financial support to continue their vital work. Your monetary donations help fund medical treatments, spaying and neutering efforts, behavioral training programs, and so much more.

Getting Involved:

To learn more about Dumb Friends League and discover how you can make a difference, we encourage you to visit their website at There, you’ll find information on adoption procedures, volunteer opportunities, and donation guidelines. Dumb Friends League welcomes individuals who are passionate about animal welfare to contribute their time, skills, and resources. Whether you can offer your services as a volunteer or provide much-needed supplies, your support plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of these deserving animals.

Our Dumb Friends League supply drive delivery day has filled us with gratitude and a deep appreciation for the incredible work done by this organization. We encourage everyone to consider adopting a pet from Dumb Friends League or any dedicated animal shelter, as providing a loving home to a furry friend can be an immensely rewarding experience. If adoption is not possible at this time, remember that your donations of household items and financial contributions are invaluable in supporting the animals in need. Together, let us join forces to give these animals the best lives imaginable and create a world where every pet has a loving home. Visit to discover how you can be a part of this compassionate mission.


 Jassy Rendezvous Fundraising Gala

 We were honored to sponsor the Jassy Rendezvous Fundraising Gala presented by the Jas Jewels Foundation, of which our own LaToya Davis serves as a member of the board of directors. We witnessed first-hand the hard work and dedication that it took to pull this incredible event together.

The Jas Jewels Foundation’s mission speaks to their heart as fighting for the underdogs is one of our shared core values. Jas Jewels seeks to connect people within the community here in Denver to assist them with reaching their goals. They provide access to coaching, community networking opportunities, and holistic healing. Together, over $10,000 was raised for the foundation to help reach their important goals! You can learn more on their Instagram @jasjewelsfoundation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Big Little Gala

It was our honor and pleasure to sponsor the 2023 Big Little Gala hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. The night consisted of heartwarming stories of how this organization has impacted the lives not only of the Littles, but the Bigs as well. Their mission to uplift and provide critical mentorship opportunities to kids who need it most speaks to our shared values.

The experience of hearing these stories impacted our team so much that we had several team members volunteer to join the program as Bigs! We’re so grateful to have a team and firm that wholeheartedly believes in helping out and that get inspired by these success stories of hope and a promise of a better tomorrow.