April is National Volunteer Month, so we’re checking in with employees to highlight some of the organizations that they support. Check out some of the nonprofits below.
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), with a home base at Phoebe’s Place in Arvada, CO, is a mostly volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps rescue-rehab and place unwanted, abandoned or surrendered Golden Retrievers into loving forever homes.
Tarra Tamura, the VP of Marketing for Peak Dental Services, regularly volunteers for GRRR.
The purpose of Firefly Autism is to transform the lives of children with autism. Partnering with families, they create life-long relationships through thoughtful, innovative, empirical learning treatment programs.
Krystal Than, Chief HR and Compliance Officer at Peak Dental Services, has been volunteering for this organization for over nine years and has served on the board for six years.
Backpacks of Mercy
Backpacks of Mercy is a Colorado non-profit organization founded in 2015 by David and Katherina Carson, a Peak Dental Services Senior Manager, to honor Veterans in downtown Denver who are struggling to find reliable housing and other life essentials.
Working with a dedicated group of volunteers, Backpacks of Mercy distributes backpacks stuffed with coats, hats, gloves, socks, first aid items, toiletries, food, and water to hundreds of displaced and transitional military Veterans each year. Backpacks are delivered to non-profit shelters such as Denver Rescue Mission, VA Hospital, Bill Daniels Volunteers of America Center, mental health facilities, Veterans offices, as well as hand to hand volunteer to Veteran. Backpacks of Mercy also provides monthly meals served to hundreds of Veterans at various locations, and at VA-sponsored events such as the annual Stand Down.
Colorado Puppy Rescue
Alysia Silletto, Director of Recruiting-Business Development for Peak Dental Services, and her daughters have been volunteering and fostering puppies with Colorado Puppy Rescue for 7 years.
It started with their love for dogs and helping save their lives, but also as time for them to enjoy spending together on a weekly basis. They have fostered over 50 puppies in the past 7 years helping them find their forever homes. On average the group rescues ~3000 puppies per year. Colorado Puppy Rescue is a licensed, no-kill, non-profit rescue specializing in very young puppies and their mothers.