Charity & Grassroots in North Aurora

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The Marion Downs Hearing Center (MDHC) aims to help meet the needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as their families and colleagues. Its services address the needs of all age groups, providing newborn hearing screenings and speech-language pathology for children and adults, as well as helping teenagers who are deaf or hard of hearing to transition from high school to college or the workforce through its teen program. In 2011, MDHC screened 3,000 babies for hearing loss at birth and provided 100 audiologists, teachers, and researchers with professional training.

1793 Quentin St.
Aurora,
Colorado
US

Through its Totes of Hope program, FBR distributes backpacks filled with nonperishable, nutritious, and kid-friendly food to children whose families might otherwise not be able to provide regular, full meals at home. After receiving the backpacks, children can bring them back to a Totes of Hope site each week so the organization can refill them with food to take home for the weekend, when many in-school programs that provide food are not operating. Last year, Food Bank of the Rockies provided 91,929 backpacks full of food at 57 sites in the Denver metro area, and the organization aims to distribute 123,000 more totes at 75 sites before June 2012.

10700 E 45th Ave
Denver,
CO
US

Smart-Girl, Inc. teaches girls the skills they need to become confident and successful young women. It conducts school programs and leadership camp sessions that tackle difficult issues such as bullying and self-destructive behaviors. During the programs, small groups of girls gather with two high-school- or college-aged guides for activities that promote self-confidence. Lessons on leadership, gender stereotypes, critical thinking, and body image and the media are designed to help participants develop socially and emotionally. The girls can also make friends while creating crafts or listening to music at summer-camp sessions.

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6825 E Tennessee Ave
Denver,
CO
US

Steve and Kim Weiner take pride in their ability to mesh medical-grade wellness treatments with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. The co-owners began their careers as an aesthetic equipment salesman and a paramedical aesthetician respectively, giving them extensive professional insight into the role that technology can play in rejuvenating clients? appearances. Their spa embraces some of these technologically based treatments, including infrared body wraps, teeth whitening and hair removal with cosmetic laser systems, and lipotron skin-tightening sessions, which use radio frequencies to firm skin tone and broadcast warning messages to crow?s-feet. The center also offers basic spa treatments, such as massages and deep-cleansing facials.

2250 S Oneida St
Denver,
CO
US

Cliff and Asia Lyons believe in community. Not an online community or an office community, but something that has become all too rare: a community built on shared recipes and helping one another. After achieving success as a chef and a schoolteacher for Cherry Creek School District, the two blended their passions and founded The Spoon to revive that sense of tableside camaraderie. Using cooking as their core, the organization's lessons impart important food-preparation techniques and easy recipes, but also branch out beyond the kitchen. The Lyonses stress the importance of continued education and spread their micro-community into the greater community by having their wards prepare dinners for families at the Ronald McDonald House and sort items at the local food bank.

In an interview with CBS4 Studios, the duo explained that “when kids help make it, they want to eat it.” So their classes focus on healthy eating habits and blending bright flavors with a do-it-yourself attitude. They set up a kitchen area with tools and supplies at local schools, then help kids prepare chicken and rice soup or Vietnamese spring rolls—"one of the kids’ favorites.” Students in series classes, meanwhile, take their lessons to the next level by participating in off-site field trips to restaurants.

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1610 South Ivory Circle
Aurora,
CO
US

The beauty experts at Hair and Now Salon pamper their clients from head to toe with a full menu of haircuts, color treatments, facials, and mani-pedis. They add volume and texture to straight tresses with permanent waves and tame frizzy locks with Brazilian blowouts. Microdermabrasion treatments buff away dead skin cells and tiny skin squatters, while manicures leave cuticles groomed and nails painted pretty colors.

10890 E Dartmouth Ave
Denver,
CO
US