Help the People and be Part of the Solution

We had so much fun serving our neighbors who needed us last month, so let’s do it again in March. We are recruiting Stigma volunteers to help us make and serve PB&J sandwiches in Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver on Thursday, March 26th. Can you help us?

It is frustrating to hear people say, “Why doesn’t somebody do something about all the homeless people?” It is such a complex problem encompassing a range of issues from severe mental illness to folks who face a temporary, emergency expense and don’t have savings to cover it. So many organizations are working together from state and local government, religious organizations, nonprofits, businesses, law enforcement and the medical community. To solve the problem is to help the people involved.

Will you help us help the people?

One of our favorite examples of neighbors helping neighbors occurs in Civic Center Park everyday. All 365 of them. Through the leadership and example of a spiritual fellowship called After Hours, lunch is served to hungry people in the park. Businesses, religious organizations, nonprofits and generous individuals all get involved to make this mission happen, and it is time for Stigma to get involved, too. This isn’t funded by tax dollars. It isn’t formal and institutionalized. It is people. People giving and people receiving. It is pure love and compassion.

We will meet at 10:30am on Thursday, March 26th to make PB&J sandwiches, then head to the park to distribute them.

We will also bring new socks to distribute to our neighbors. Clean, dry socks are desperately needed by people living on the streets. So, let’s help them out!

Can you join us on Thursday, March 26th from 10:30am to 1:00pm? If so, please send an email (reply) to

If you can’t make it, can you support us by donating new socks? White or black crew or tube socks are most in line with demand. You can drop them off on the porch at the address below, or order them online and have them shipped to this address.


285 South Williams Street

Denver, CO 80209

If you love this mission, but are pressed for time, we would love your involvement, too. Please donate to Stigma, and you’ll help us buy peanut butter, jelly, bread, sandwich bags and lots of pairs of socks.

“Why doesn’t somebody do something?” Somebody is. A lot of somebodies are.

Can we count on a somebody like you?

Published by Matt Salis

Matt Salis is a high-functioning alcoholic in recovery who is working to end the stigma associated with addiction and related conditions such as homelessness and mental illness.

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