Supporting Low Income families in South Metro

Posted May 1, 2015

As part of our Hump Day is Help Day Initiative, Keller Bros. is expanding our mission to serve and support our community in the South Metro area. For the month of May, we’re proud to announce that our featured non-profit organization is the Broadway Assistance Center!

This month when you bring your car into Keller Bros. Auto Repair for an oil change on a Wednesday or Thursday, we will donate $5 from every oil change to support this group! Every dollar raised will go to support the programs available at the Broadway Assistance Center for low-income families and the working poor in Littleton and South Metro area. Learn more about this organization below and how they are supporting our community:

The Mission of Broadway Assistance Center is to provide emergency assistance, hunger relief, and referrals to people in need within the Denver metro area, to foster dignity, family stability, and self-sufficiency.

For over 40 years, this organization has been providing valuable assistance to homeless and low-income families in Colorado. They moved to their new location on Littleton Blvd. just 6 months ago. Even in that short time, Broadway Assistance Center has served over 500 families in the South Metro area including Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan, and Centennial.

IMG_0249Instead of the homelessness that is prevalent in their former downtown Denver location, our community is affected more by issues affecting the working poor. There are pockets of poverty in our community, with low income families that hold jobs but earn only $13,000 in a year. These families have different needs, and Broadway Assistance Center is committed to meeting them.

Every Wednesday (5-7) and Friday (9-12) they offer a Food bank. Rather than handing a bag of preselected food, their facility takes a dignity approach. Families are able to peruse the selection and choose the items that they need. Once per month, they are also able to choose from a large selection of government supplies foods.

Walking into the building feels like stepping into a small family grocery store. The food bank offers a full selection of food, including fresh produce, dairy products, and frozen meats. Most of the food at the food bank comes from in-kind donations from food drives, as well as partnerships with grocery stores and restaurants.

Broadway Assistance Center also provides the financial assistance and social enterprise services that can truly impact the families they serve. Rent and utility assistance, through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), and financial literacy programs are available to low-income families by appointment.

They also offer classes and programs to help the adults become more employable, including GED classes through a partnership with Arapahoe Community College. Working with Bright by Three, Broadway Assistance Center works to foster a positive home environment for child brain development.

HELP-DAY-LOGOAt Keller Bros. it’s more than car care, it’s community care.  In every action we take and decision we make, the team at Keller Bros. is committed to serve and support our community in South Metro.

We live here, we love it here, and we hope it shows.

To support the Broadway Assistance Center and help low-income families in our community, stop by Keller Bros. Auto Repair for Hump Day is Help Day in May! Come in or call to learn more about how you can help: 303-347-1010

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