PTF In The News
The Parker Task Force started
our Adopt a Family program many years ago out of a desire from our
community to help fellow neighbors-in-need who were unable to get gifts
for their children during the Holiday Season. The program has grown
over the years and is now one of our favorite services we provide to our
clients. Due to our generous community, we were able to provide Holiday
gifts to 135 of our families-in-need. That equates to 440 individuals
ranging in age from infants to seniors. Families range in size from 1
single senior to our largest family of 8 people.
hundreds of sponsors came from all areas of our community including
churches, hospitals and medical offices, local businesses, various Town
of Parker offices, Boy Scout troops, local high school groups, and many
individuals and families from our area. We actually had many more
interested sponsors than adoptable families. Their generosity and
kindness for others is a true testament to why Parker is such a great
place to live. We thank our entire community for their continued
support for all of our programs throughout the year. We could not
successfully help those in need without your help!
The Parker Community Honors Nancy Gripman For Her
Dedication To The Community And The Parker Task Force
Read the full story
PTF's Thanksgiving and Holiday programs
Parker Lifestyle Magazine featured a
rundown of PTF's Thanksgiving and Holiday programs.
2016 Thanksgiving Program Was a Success
diligently to prepare Thanksgiving baskets for clients to pick up on
Sunday, November 20.
Over 225 families received a complete
Thanksgiving meals they could prepare at home.
50 volunteers worked
throughout the day including 21 terrific volunteers from the Parker
Story and Pictures
Hidden Mesa Orchard and Garden
The PTF is also in the Parker Chronicle
and Douglas County News Press
with this story about
the Hidden Mesa Orchard and Garden.
Parker Car Club Raises $8000 For
The Parker Task Force
Parker Cruisers Car Club Raises $8,000 for the Parker Task Force
at the 8th Annual Car Fest during Parker Days.
Story and Pictures
Master Gardeners of
PTF was mentioned in the Denver Post on
Thursday April 28, 2016. YourHub Douglas County ran a
the Master Gardeners who work in the
experimental orchard in the Hidden Mesa Open Space
and who also grow vegetables for PTF. YourHub
Douglas County Story
See our Master Gardeners page for more about the
Douglas County Master Gardeners
New Parker Task Force Building
The new building construction is complete! Many years in the
making and it's here!
the pictures taken during the
groundbreaking and construction.
More Pictures of Our New Building
Master Gardeners and
A group of Douglas County Master Gardeners are growing produce for the
Parker Task Force in the Hidden Mesa Open Space area. Story and Pictures
Many Thanks To The
For Their On-Going Support And Service!
With cuts coming to programs designed
to help the needy with their utility bills, The Parker Task Force wants
to recognize the Rotary Clubs for their support to help provide this
vital service to our clients.
The PTF would
like to thank the Rotary Club of Parker, Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club
of Parker, Rotary Club of Castle Pines, Rotary Club of Castle Rock and
the Rotary Club of Centennial. The clubs held fundraisers that included
a peach sale with Joy Lutheran Church and a karaoke contest at Takoda
Tavern to raise money to help fund a grant for PTF. We also want to
thank IREA for its contribution to this utility grant.
Rotary Clubs’ motto “Service Above Self”, exemplifies the spirit of the
organization and their ongoing support of PTF. We are grateful for this
long and valuable association and so are the many families who come to
us for support and assistance.
Force For Human Services
19105 Longs Way
Parker, CO 80134
(Behind Twisters and Pizza Hut)
Parker Task Force is
open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00
am until 1:00 pm. Clients, as usual, must be here no later than
11:30 to receive services.
We are closed on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Thank you for your continued support!