ReadyTalk Race for Charities
These Non-Profits received $4000 each from the 2009 race:
While there are many local programs deserving of recognition and assistance, this year, all proceeds from ReadyTalk’s inaugural RFC will benefit the following two Denver-based charities:
YPF is dedicated to engaging youth in philanthropy by creating opportunities for kids and families to give back to their community. We believe that philanthropy is anything you do to make the world a better place, and base our programming on a simple philosophy: if you give kids the opportunity to make a difference now, they will continue to make a difference the rest of their lives.
Since inception in 1997, WOW’s mission has been to help homeless and unemployed women gain the skills and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty and become gainfully and permanently employed in the food service industry. WOW accomplishes this mission by providing students with the opportunity to learn culinary and job skills, attain employment, stabilize their home life, and increase their self-esteem. WOW is the only “hands on” culinary job training program in the Denver area. Students learn over 16 weeks while preparing hundreds of meals daily at two food service businesses: the WOW Café in the Richard T. Castro Denver Human Services building and Café Options, a fast-casual restaurant, located at 1650 Curtis Street in downtown Denver. WOW has been successful in helping women who could not find or keep a job. Over the past four years 75% of students placed in employment have celebrated their one-year anniversary.