Support the Corps! Join MHYC for our 8th Annual Happy Hour and Silent Auction

Summer is almost here! I hope you’re looking forward to the many things to enjoy about summer in Colorado – hiking in the mountains, taking a dip in a mountain stream or your community pool, or just going on a stroll around downtown Denver.

Here at Mile High Youth Corps, we’re getting geared up for summer as well. Our Summer of Service Corpsmembers will start this month – we’re excited to announce that we are hiring for 105 positions to do work on trails in some of your favorite state parks and other public lands including Golden Gate State Park and the Hayman burn area. Members of our energy and water crews will continue installing efficient light bulbs, showerheads, and high-efficiency toilets, ensuring that some of Denver’s most financially-strapped residents will save on their energy bills year-round. And, next time you walk down one of Denver’s tree lined streets on a hot day, you may notice it’s a little shadier – that’s thanks to Corpsmembers who will be planting trees as part of Denver’s Million Trees initiative.

While MHYC receives funding from local sponsors to help support this work, we couldn’t cover all our costs without support from the community. That’s why we’re inviting you to our upcoming Happy Hour and Silent Auction – a fun-filled event to raise funds for our programs. The Happy Hour takes place on Wednesday, May 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Funky Buddha at 776 Lincoln Street in Denver. Come out and enjoy a couple drinks on the rooftop patio, bid on silent auction items, and learn more about what MHYC plans to accomplish in 2011.

There are many ways to be involved!

Purchase Tickets:
Tickets may be purchased online at milehighyouthcorps.org/events. Every ticket includes two drinks, light fare, music from DJ IZ, and more! Plus, you’ll feel great knowing that the full cost of your ticket supports MHYC’s programs. Ticket prices are $40/individual, $70/couples, $300/ten.

Donate an Item to our Silent Auction:
There are many inexpensive items that can help generate funds for MHYC. Consider donating something from your business, offer a service, or put together a themed basket. This is a great way to support MHYC while showcasing your talents or marketing your company!

Current silent auction items include Try Scuba Experiences from A-1 Scuba & Travel Center, Entries to the Dick’s Sporting Goods BolderBOULDER, Two Hours Handyman Repair or Remodeling Consult from City Side Remodeling, a Patagonia Light Weight Travel Tote, and more! View the complete list of items at milehighyouthcorps.org/events.

Promote the Event: Share this blog posting on your favorite social networking sites – word of mouth is one of the most effective ways for us to reach out to new supporters!

FMI: Contact Caitlyn Horose, MHYC Development Assistant at 720-407-7281 x344 or caitlynh@mhyc.net.

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