Civic Engagement - Core Gives Back

Core Contractors feels it is important to be involved in and to give back to the communities we live in. Each person or group we have been associated with has helped shape who are are as individuals as well as who we are as a company.

Here at Core, each team member is encouraged to choose a non-profit of his or her choice and give back by volunteering a paid work day each quarter. Below are a few of the non-profits our team members have chosen to become involved with. We are excited to continue this endeavor for years to come and help our community become stronger and more vibrant.


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Baird Survival Bags

The Baird Survival Bag was kick started in November 2016 to help out a homeless man named Terry. A 35 year old man who stood by the entrance of a 7-Eleven during the coldest days of winter opening doors for customers asking if he could have a warm cup of coffee. Always polite and had a big smile on his face. Alan Baird, our co-worker, wanted to help him get back on his feet and get him back onto the road of success. That’s when the Baird Survival Bag was created.

With a goal of 10 bags, or $350, Alan was able to raise over $5000 through a Go Fund Me page set up for him by another co-worker. We were able to collect, build and deliver 100 Baird Survival Bags for the homeless right before Christmas in 2017.

A couple local news stations showed up to film some pieces. You can see the stories below:
Channel 9 Story Here:
Channel 7 Story Here:

You can learn more and donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/bairdsurvivalbags


TOSA - The Other Side Academy

The Other Side Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, social enterprise modeled after the Delancey Street Foundation in San Francisco. Repeat criminals and chronic substance abusers, many of whom experience homelessness, can change their lives, free of charge, in a two-year, residential, non-clinical, work-oriented environment.

The Other Side Academy functions as a school where students learn vocational, pro-social, and life skills so they can succeed on “the other side” of addiction and criminal behavior.

To learn more about The Other Side Academy, click here.


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Neighborhood Rehab Project

Core Contractors participated in the Neighborhood Rehab Project’s annual “Be a Tool” volunteer day. Core Contractors employees tore off a hail damaged low slope roof in Golden, CO and replaced it with self-adhering rolled rubber roofing. It took us all day, but it felt like quite an accomplishment considering the size of the roof we replaced. Most importantly, we were able to help a family in need who wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford a new roof.

To learn more about The Neighborhood Rehab Project, click here.


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Cecil Brown Project

When Cecil’s mother passed away, his former co-worker, Lindsay Hill, was informed that some people in his life were attempting to take exploit him. Cecil suffers from Klinefelter’s syndrome and has developmental disabilities. They tried to prove he couldn’t make his own decisions so they could take his home and the few possessions that his mother had left him. Lindsay stepped in and contacted adult protective services and stopped these people just in time.

When Lindsay first got involved, she was shocked. His home had been infested with bed bugs for several years, he’d been sleeping on a hard wood floor and had very little food in his refrigerator.

She’s gained support from Comprehensive Community Based Services, Rocky Mountain Human Services, Advocacy Denver, Adult Protective Services, Cecil’s co-workers and church, but his funds are extremely limited and that’s when she reached out to the community.

Core Contractors caught wind of this story on FOX 31, and reached out to Lindsay. Core employees donated their time by replacing his entire gutter system which was in shambles, facia, downspouts, replaced some broken shingles, pipe boots, cleaned up and removed a number of piles of dead bushes and built him two planter boxes so he had a sustainable food source.

See Cecil’s story here:


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Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain - Finance Park

Core Contractors has frequently volunteered at Junior Achievement’s Finance Park over the past few years. This program helps junior and high school students from around the state to learn how to budget for the real world.

They are given a fictitious identity with a job title, salary and family status and then have to learn to navigate the real work by applying for a home and car loan, budgeting for groceries, car payments, insurance, clothing and so forth. Each Core employee helps with guidance by providing real life examples and lessons learned as we had navigated our own adulthood.

To learn more about Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, click here.