Join TRU Hospice Thrift Shop for a gigantic used book sale in the parking lot of the store.
Saturday, October 21
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5565 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder
Join TRU Hospice Thrift Shop for a gigantic used book sale in the parking lot of the store.
For Immediate Release:
(Boulder, CO) – TRU Hospice Thrift Shop, located at 5565 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, is collaborating with Mary Williams Fine Arts at 5311 Western Avenue in Boulder to offer “TRU Colors Art Sale” from June 26-30, 2017. Opening night is Friday, June 23rd and will include a reception with refreshments, best selection on limited-edition prints and original works of art, and door prizes.
Using donations of wall art, sculptures, and blown glass from the thrift shop and community at large, art enthusiasts can add to their collection. The professionally vetted art will be sold with 100% of the proceeds benefiting TRU Hospice.
A limited-edition print by popular culture icon and artist Peter Max will be one of the featured pieces in the sale. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and inspired many generations. Max’s signature style of cosmic characters meticulously painted against bold, vibrant colors was among the most influential graphic sources of the 1960s.
For more information on how to shop this sale for the newest addition to your collection, contact TRU Community Care’s Office of Philanthropic Services at 303.604.5358.
Volunteers at the TRU Hospice Thrift Shop work to identify items for eBay that attract a higher price than items in the shop. Dan Gleeson, former art teacher at Boulder High School observes, “We are amazed at the quality of the items donated to benefit the work of TRU Hospice. I’m so excited to pull together a collection for sale at Mary Williams Fine Arts—it will be a great opportunity for us.”
TRU Hospice Thrift Shop opened in 2005 to offer a depository for estate items to help families who have lost a loved one. When families feel burdened by possessions, it’s a gift to have TRU Hospice help find a new home for the furniture and household goods. Collectibles, books, furniture, art, and sporting goods, among other contributions, are accepted daily at the shop in east Boulder.
TRU Hospice Thrift Shop seeks volunteers for 4-hour shifts each week. More than 100 volunteers offer their services to the shop and find a great sense of community in the work. Carol Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator adds, “We are a warm, friendly place to give back to our community and have fun at the same time.” Call Carol at 303.605.5353 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
About TRU Community Care
TRU Community Care provides end-of-life hospice and palliative care as well as grief services to those residing in Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Jefferson, and southwest Weld counties. TRU now offers TRU PACE, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado serves Greeley and extends to Weld and Larimer counties. Additional services include grief support groups, which are available to anyone in the community free of charge. It is a privilege for us to help those who are grieving regain their balance and resume healthy living. Grief groups include adult, teen, and child as well as equine therapy. At TRU Community Care, we add life to days, because that’s what TRUly matters. The sooner you call, the more we can help – 303.442.0961 or visit trucare.org.
TRU Community Care
Local companies Boulder Food Group and Conscience Bay Company recently hosted their 929 PRL Summer Series event on July 14 benefiting TRU Community Care. Each year, the two companies choose local nonprofits and host a benefit on their behalf. The festivities on Pearl Street include live music, delicious food and drink, great company, and individuals who have dedicated their careers to helping others.
This year, BFG and Conscience Bay generously donated $2,733.61 to TRU. We are extremely grateful for this donation, as all proceeds go toward funding hospice care for those who otherwise couldn’t afford to pay. Thank you Boulder Food Group and Conscience Bay Company!
Maria Thomas, Communications Coordinator
(Lafayette, CO) – TRU Community Care has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Donations to TRU Community Care can be made here and support hospice care for uninsured patients. Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
During 2015, TRU served 1,411 patients and families who were living with a terminal illness or with an advanced disease, offering their expert medical, emotional, and spiritual care and support.
Of these patients, $67,495 was provided in indigent services to people who did not have the means to pay for care.
92Y − a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.
“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity in time, efforts and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”
Those who are interested in joining TRU Community Care’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit the Ways to Donate page for more information. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website, Facebook page, or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
About TRU Community Care
TRU Community Care serves Boulder, Adams, Jefferson, and southwest Weld counties. TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado offers services in Greeley and extends to Weld and Larimer counties. Additional services include grief support groups, which are available to anyone in the community free of charge. It is a privilege for us to help those who are grieving regain their balance and resume healthy living. Grief groups include adult, teen and child as well as equine therapy. At TRU Community Care, we add life to days, because that’s what TRUly matters. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help – 303.442.0961 or visit trucare.org.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global movement dedicated to giving around the world.
Blast-From-the-Past Event Raises $80,000 for TRU
Guests of TRU Community Care’s annual fundraising gala arrived at the Denver Marriot Westminster decked out in disco clothes, Vietnam vet attire, and groovy 70s prints. This year’s theme—Peace, Love & PIZZAZ!—celebrated TRU’s 40th anniversary of serving the community. In honor of those 40 years, the blast from the past included a 1970s-themed dance party. Attendees enjoyed the music of live band Soul School as they bid on items in the silent and live auctions, drank signature psychedelic cocktails, and boogied the night away.
Saying Yes When It TRUly Matters
Throughout the evening, guests were reminded of TRU’s mission: to ensure that everyone in our community can live with advanced illness as comfortably, confidently, and fully as possible. We say yes to anyone needing our help, regardless of their ability to pay.
Can you imagine being in one of the most vulnerable times of your life and not having any support? Would you feel safe? Imagine what it feels like to be told no during a time when yes matters. One day you, too, will face death, and you won’t want to be alone. And at TRU, we strive to say yes to everyone, no matter their circumstances.
Recently, our TRU Hospice Care Center staff and volunteers cared for a man named Steve.
Steve came to us having suffered a massive stroke. His care needs were great, and he was not able to return home from the hospital; he needed help beyond what anyone in his life could offer, and like so many times in the past 40 years, because we have a care center for the most acute and most complex cases, we were able to say, “Yes, we can help.”
Adding Life to Days
The goal of our healthcare system is to cure the incurable; to fix the unfixable; to use our vast systems of technology and know-how to make people whole again, and when that isn’t possible, it’s hard for us to accept. Well, Steve was in a place of acceptance; he knew that what he needed was a place for compassion and a place for peace.
You Can Help Us Close the Gap
At TRU, we take on the most difficult end-of-life cases; we say yes because we know that people like Steve have no other place to turn. We are able to say yes because community members like you understand that with your help, we can take care of Steve in the most respectful, most compassionate way possible. One guest who attended PIZZAZ! remarked,
In the midst of the festivities, we were rightly called back consistently to the mission of TRU Community Care. PIZZAZ! is a good instrument over the years to span the reality of end of life care with vitality and hopefulness. The 40th anniversary added meaning to this rendition.
We are grateful to each and every one of you who attended PIZZAZ! to offer hope and comfort to those in our community requiring such important and dignified end-of-life care. Your decision to say yes helps us further our mission.
View more photos on the TRU Community Care Facebook page.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm! Gold Hill Inn is hosting a tribute to Bob Dylan with live music from several local bands. All proceeds will benefit TRU Community Care.
The band lineup includes:
$12 cover charge – cash only!
TRU Community Care works to ensure that everyone in our community can live with advanced illness as comfortably, confidently, and fully as possible. Our vision is to serve an enlightened community that embraces death and loss as integral parts of the cycle of life. Founded as Boulder Hospice in 1976, TRU Community Care is a Colorado-licensed, Medicare and Medicaid-certified, nonprofit health care organization serving the greater Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, Jefferson, and Weld Counties. With a focus on providing a continuum of care for members of our community living with advanced illness and loss, TRU’s programs include TRU PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), hospice home care, inpatient hospice care (at Longmont United Hospital), palliative care, grief support services, the TRU Hospice Thrift Shop, a robust volunteer program, a partnership with our sister hospice in Tanzania, and community education and outreach. Additionally, we have TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, our legacy hospice program serving all of Weld and parts of Larimer County. Contact us today for more information.
TRU Community Care Administrative Office
2594 Trailridge Drive East
Lafayette, CO 80026