Today is the 16th annual Foothills United Way Day of Caring, one of the largest one-day volunteer efforts annually in Boulder and Broomfield counties. I’m spending the morning building camping platforms for Camp Patiya, a volunteer-run group that provides low-cost camping opportunities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, other youth groups and their families by maintaining a 20-acre site on Flagstaff Mountain.

Seven of my Camera compatriots are with me. We’ve been looking forward to this day of sweat, laughter and doing good work together.
Last year, more than 900 participants took part in the Day of Caring, donating nearly $73,000 worth of volunteer time in one day. It’s wonderful to imagine all the progress being made for our community today while I’m working on my small project. Imagine what we could accomplish if we collaborated like this more often.
The Camera is proud to support the United Way as well as 120 other wonderful non-profit organizations every year with our time, talent and more than $2 million worth of support. It feels great to get my hands dirty. Won’t you join me?
Let’s roll up our collective sleeves volunteer, donate, participate and build a culture of giving. Contact your favorite nonprofit or the Foothills United Way at 303.444.4013.