Past Events

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The cost of school supplies is a financial burden for parents of thousands of students in the St. Vrain Valley. To meet that need, the Education Foundation of the St. Vrain Valley (EFSVV) has created Crayons to Calculators, a community-wide school supply drive for students in need. Left Hand Giving Circle volunteers sorted and organized donated supplies, and packed backpacks according to grade level, for over 1,000 low income students in the area!… Read More

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Left Hand Giving Circle members spent the morning working with spouses, children and friends to organize athlete bags. An added bonus – IronMan Boulder will make a donation to our Fund in appreciation of our efforts. Read More

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In May 2018, we helped with a home build in Lyons, which is still recovering from the devastating flood of 2013. Left Hand Giving Circle participated as part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, an annual weeklong event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s.  The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. More than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the nine previous National Women Build Week events. Read More

Image for Member Happy Hour + The Reentry Initiative Volunteer Project -2018

Business sponsor Begin Fitness and owner/LHGC member Julia Franklin graciously offered up its beautiful new studio as a place to get together for a group volunteer project while socializing. Members used donated and purchased items to pack up 20 backpacks for The Reentry Initiative (TRI), which provides support for women transitioning out of incarceration with a mission of restoring lives, reconciling families, and renewing communities. TRI was the recipient of our Fall 2017 grant of $5,000 aimed at Empowering Women. Every participant in the program receives a backpack upon release from prison, filled with toiletries and items that will help them get through their first few days following release. Kristi Hornick, the Executive Director of TRI, joined us at the event and was able to share with us some of the happenings at TRI and how the backpacks will be put to use. Read More

Bike Workshop & Easy Ride For LHGC Members – 2018

Date and Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Location: Niwot Wheel Works 124 2nd Avenue Niwot, CO 80544

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Left Hand Giving Circle members had the opportunity to join in a fun and informative workshop that covered everything you need to know to get out on the road – how and where to find favorite routes, what gear is really needed and what is not necessary, basic road etiquette and safety tips, bike racks and how to transport a bike, and a Q&A.  They followed up the workshop with an easy one hour bike ride. The workshop was hosted by Business Sponsor Niwot Wheel Works and run by Lauren Greenfield, owner of PinkPedals, a bicycle consulting business that specializes in bicycle education, tours and riding for all abilities and interests. Some of you may also know Lauren as the Administrator for Art In Public Places for the City of Longmont. Read More

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On January 25th, Left Hand Giving Circle celebrated our one year anniversary at 2020 Wine Bar!  During the event, we shared our 2017 accomplishments and had the chance to socialize with some amazing women. Speakers included representatives of The Reentry Initiative, Habitat for Humanity, The Inn Between and The Longmont Community Foundation, who shared with members the impact that Left Hand Giving Circle has had in its first year.  … Read More

On February 27, 2018, five members of Left Hand Giving Circle visited the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility to observe a class by TRI, our Fall 2017 grantee. Everyone found the class and the visit to be inspiring, eye opening, educational, and fun! TRI operates under the belief that if given enough support, treatment and accountability, people can break the cycle of crime and incarceration to restore lives, reconcile families, and renew communities. TRI’s program includes 55 modules of classes, and the class meets twice a week, 1 1/2 hours per class. Classes started in February and will go through August. 120 women applied for the program, and through intense screening, the class size was narrowed down to 12 women who were seen to be those that were most likely to succeed in the program. Kristi Hornick, the Executive Director of TRI, led the class and is able to effectively connect… Read More

The OUR Center has created a welcoming, supportive and inclusive place for greater Longmont residents to seek an array of services to regain or begin their road to self-sufficiency. To support the OUR Center, we served lunch to about 100 of The OUR Center’s clients.  For this volunteer event, we were in charge of everything – planning the menu, buying the groceries, cooking the food, serving the meal, and cleaning up the kitchen. Read More