Change This World and their impactful food-packing movement made such a lasting impression on our Give Back Committee (GBC) that we couldn’t resist another packing party. This particular party was an extra special one, because the meals were shipped directly to the Philippines to feed those affected by the devastating typhoon. Once again we donned hairnets, cranked up the music and filed into our respective assembly lines, ready to get to work. Feeding those in need is extremely important to us, especially when we have the opportunity to provide hundreds of quality, healthy meals to hungry families. Knowing we’re able to play a hand in assuring underprivileged parents and their children are well nourished and happy is an incredible gift.

Interested in joining the pouring, measuring and packaging fun? Change This World is equipped to show up and let the good times roll at your office, get-together, birthday party or wherever else you have packers ready and willing. To learn more about this amazing organization and all the deserving families they serve, visit their website at

Sylvia Sich of the Denver City Police Department is a children’s advocacy champion and local heroine. She dedicates her time to stocking the pantries of the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center. Not only is she providing snacks out of her own budget, but she takes the time to bring a smile to the faces of abused children. The GBC was thrilled to help provide additional snacks for these youngsters in need.

The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center works to improve the lives of children traumatized by sexual abuse and violence—as well as those who are at high risk—with prevention, education and direct services. Their mission is to prevent abuse, strengthen families and restore childhood. To learn more about the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center and how to donate, visit their website at

We’re honored to help make dreams come true, again, for the cross country runners at Lovell Elementary School of Apopka, Fla. Lovell is a Title 1 school filled with eager athletes, ready to compete. To help students get a jumpstart on middle-school athletics, a cross country team was formed for fourth and fifth graders last year. Track meets were organized, 5Ks were dominated and the runners, and families, had a blast. The GBC is fortunate to provide donations to revive this great program. We wish all the Lovell cross-country runners the best of luck with their upcoming season. To learn more about Lovell Elementary School, visit their website here.