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Community Action Network (CAN) provides an opportunity for Denver Bar Association members to reach beyond the legal community to the Denver community at large, and to provide valuable assistance to those in need.

CAN Committee Chairs: Kasi Shuelke and Trent Ongert
Meeting Time: Every third Tuesday of the month from Noon–1 p.m.
If you are a Denver Bar Association member and would like to sign-up for the CAN Committee please email membership@cobar.org.

CAN sponsors several important drives throughout the year to benefit deserving and needy individuals in our community.

Here are the dates for our upcoming drives: Kids in Need of Dentistry Drive—Feb. Collect children’s toothbrushes and dental floss to benefit the Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) Drive. KIND will give donated items to children of families who cannot afford such necessities. As the country’s oldest dental charity, founded in 1912, KIND helps meet the needs of under served children.

Roll out the Barrels Food Drive—April This project benefits the MetroCaring. Metro CareRing is a non profit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Metro CareRing provides emergency and self-sufficiency services to low-income and homeless individuals. By donating food to Metro CareRing, you assist us in eradicating hunger in Denver.

Back to School Supply Drive—July–August To benefit homeless children in the Denver Public School Educational Outreach Program.

Strike for Tykes—November This event needs lane sponsors and bowling participants. Strikes for Tykes will benefit Children’s Outreach Project (COP). COP is a non-profit, therapeutic preschool and child care center serving north Denver and the surrounding communities of Westminster, Thornton, Federal Heights and Northglenn. COP offers high-quality, child-focused early childhood education programming using a play-based curriculum with personalized attention and low child to teacher ratios. COP’s teachers are trained and educated in child development and are committed to teaching. Founded in 1970, COP is well-established as a fully licensed, Qualistar-accredited facility.