GIVE where you LIVE!
It’s the season of giving: Colorado Gives Day is December 8, 2020
COVID-19 is creating additional impacts across our community and most especially for our Douglas County students living with poverty and homelessness. Supporting non-profits like Hide In Plain Sight is more necessary than ever.
“I saw the Hide In Plain Sight scholarship as someone making an investment in me. HIPS didn’t just look at me as another homeless kid with little to no odds of making it, but rather got to know me on a personal level and showed me that there is a way out. Not only just there is a way out, but they made me believe in myself when not many others did.” – DJ
A note from Steven G. Peterson, HIPS Board of Trustee:
Hide In Plain Sight (HIPS) is an organization that my wife, Andrea, and I have been supporting through personal donations and volunteer time. We have been involved since its founding in 2015 and are constantly amazed by the students assisted through the scholarships HIPS provides.
Andrea and I are also fortunate to give through our company, Christian Brothers Automotive. In fact, there are over five different Christian Brothers shops that participate in an annual DIP Jar campaign to provide much needed resources to Hide In Plain Sight. It is an easy and effective way to raise money for the organization as well as encourage members of the community to give back to students needing assistance pursuing their education. Since HIPS’ founding in 2015, Christian Brothers Automotive has donated over $75,000 to the organization.
Hide In Plain Sight serves as a springboard to post high school education for homeless and impoverished students by providing scholarships to reduce the barriers in order for them to attend college or vocational school. These scholarships help cover the cost of tuition and of basic need insecurities including food, housing, transportation, and childcare. This population has been impacted immensely by the pandemic. From adjusting to employment cutbacks, new work schedules and environments to adapting to new ways of social interaction. For these young adults, adapting to the pandemic while trying to pursue post-secondary education has created setbacks and difficult life decisions.
At Christian Brother Automotive our mission is to have a positive impact in the lives of people who need support and to “shine a light on those in need.” We are thrilled to be able to fulfill this mission and support Hide In Plain Sight.
As the holidays approach, I hope you will consider supporting Hide In Plain Sight. Giving Tuesday is on December 1st and Colorado Gives Day is on December 8th. Please consider a donation and join us in making difference for the homeless and impoverished youth in our community. It’s easy to donate online. Simply click here.
Thank you for joining HIPS in the mission to eradicate homelessness and poverty through education!
Steven G. Peterson,
Hide in Plain Sight, Board of Trustees
Owner & President, Christian Brothers Automotive
Lone Tree and Castle Rock