Representatives from Larry H. Miller Dealerships presented a check for $10,000 to SafeHouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) on Wednesday, December 6, as part of the dealership group’s “5 Weeks of Giving.” The $10,000 donation will support Safehouse’s Emergency Shelter program, which provides immediate crisis intervention and safe shelter to survivors of interpersonal violence and their children. The fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the Denver Metro area, and in the U.S., is woman and children, and domestic violence is the number one cause for their homelessness, according to SPAN.
Shelter residents may stay at SPAN for up to six weeks, and they receive all basic needs, counseling and advocacy services, access to a therapeutic play area and computer stations, and other services to foster self-sufficiency. SPAN began providing emergency shelter services in 1979. The organization provides safe shelter for more than 350 survivors and their children each year in their 27-bed facility.
The donation is being presented as part of Larry H. Miller Dealerships’ “5 Weeks of Giving” campaign to help positively impact the lives of Coloradans throughout the holiday season. Larry H. Miller dealership employees across Colorado are presenting more than $60,000 in monetary donations to various charitable programs, conducting collection drives in support of children and families, and volunteering their time in the communities they serve.
Assistance from Larry H. Miller Charities, the charitable arm of the dealership group, is directed towards women and children’s programs, with an emphasis on health and education. Funds are generated, in large part, through employee contributions.