DENVER (CBS4) – Next weekend is Denver’s Day of Rock, but on Saturday people were already helping those in need.

Volunteers went to donate their time to 50 local charities around the city. The Haven is one of the many charities being helped by Concerts For Kids. The Haven’s residential substance abuse treatment home for mothers and their children needed a little sprucing up.

“They are going to be painting the walls and the trim in four rooms. Outside they are going to be planting flowers, laying out mulch and planting two apple trees,” said Stephanie Robertson, Executive Administrator of Friends of The Haven. “We know that living in a dingy dismal space really makes you feel kind of dingy and dismal. By brightening things up, by lightening things up by keeping things clean and new women can have a vision for the future.”

One of those women is Lacie Clark, the mother of 6-month-old twins, Nicholas and Azelyn. Thanks to donations from the community and volunteers, she and other recovering mom’s have a place to call home.

“It’s humbling like the Christmas the donations we get and just the things that people go out of their way to do for us — it’s amazing,” Clark said.

For Clark and others, they are grateful for the volunteers that took their time to give back.

“That is about as close to a miracle because I’ve never personally in 40 years seen anything like this. It gives me hope. It inspires me,” The Haven resident Lisa Tupa said.

Concerts For Kids started in 2004. Local businesses contribute. They also take part in “Community Day” by sending volunteers to help out local charities.

LINKS: Concerts For Kids  |  The Haven


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