Every year, the Rev hosts a holiday party and takes care of the kids in his after-school program. These children are part of Denver’s Cole neighborhood – kids Rev. Kelly has known their whole lives – and the families of Flippin’ the Script participants. Unfortunately, some of these kids don’t get presents from Santa. A lot of these kids are challenged just to make it from day to day, to say nothing of holidays. For many, Christmas presents just aren’t on the radar. But they sure do get presents from the Rev. For 30 years he’s been all about the kids, and this year is no different.
I respect the efforts and the results of Rev. Kelly’s organization. Work that he and his crew do are one big reason why we feel it’s important to give back to our community, especially at the holidays. In the big picture, our donation was relatively small. But I’m proud to know that it is part of a much larger effort to support at-risk kids and adult ex-gang members. He’s doing good work. If you’d like to help the Rev with a donation of either money or time, check out www.opendooryouth.org.