Giving Back to the communities of Denver and Jefferson County
At Page 1 Solutions, we believe that doing a great job means giving back to the world. We put our talents as a full service web-marketing firm to use to help numerous charities and organizations both locally and globally. Here are just some of the ways that Page 1 Solutions provides services to those in need:
The Action Center
The Action Center’s mission is to provide an immediate response to basic human needs and promote pathways to self-sufficiency for Jefferson County residents and the homeless. The Action Center's goal is to give clients a continuum of services to meet their current needs and the means to become self-sufficient.
The Action Center has become a long-term recipient of Page 1 Solutions' fund-raising events. Our annual holiday and open-house parties are used to raise funds for this well deserving organization. We average 15 car/truck loads of donations per year as well as collect more than 1200 pounds of food each year. Our staff also volunteer at Action Center events, such as their annual school supply distribution for children in need.
Second Wind Fund
The Second Wind Fund is a local teen suicide prevention organization. The organization was founded in 2002 by Scott Fletcher, Jeff Lamontagne, and Dr. Marjorie Laird after Green Mountain High School lost four students to suicide in only nine months. This loss greatly affected not only the founders, but the entire community. The goal of the Second Wind Fund is to reduce the numbers of teen suicides by providing treatment for at-risk youth, no matter their social or financial barriers. Several of our staff have represented Page 1 at their annual fundraising races. A portion of our holiday party fund raising has gone to this worthy cause, as well as additional contributions from individual team members.
Page 1 Green Solutions
As part of a continuing effort to give back to our community, Page 1 has created Green Solutions, a program to outline the company’s ongoing dedication to our planet and to lowering our carbon footprint. As part of the program, Page 1 Solutions now provides its clients with 100% green Web hosting, receives 100% of its energy from renewable sources and recycles as part of its in-house effort to go green. Page 1 has also pledged to plant ten trees and save 1000 square feet of rainforest land for each new website built. In 2012 we planted 1,910 trees and saved more than 229,250 sq. ft. of rain forest! To learn more about what Page 1 is doing to green its Web marketing, please visit the Green Solutions page.
Volunteer Outdoor Colorado
VOC is a non-profit organization enabling youth and adults to be stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Volunteers can participate in a variety of single or multi-day projects, which can include anything from planting gardens in Denver to trail work on a Colorado 14er. Page 1 employees participated in a planting, painting and trail maintenance project with VOC at Bear Creek Park in Denver, and we look forward to participating in more projects in the future.
Adopt a Highway
Adopt a Highway gives groups an opportunity to remove litter from a section of highway in their community with the option of putting their name and logo on an Adopt a Highway sign. Typically groups pick up trash on a two-mile stretch of highway, four times a year. It's a great way for companies and organizations to beautify Colorado and contribute to the community. Page 1 employees don orange vests and pick up litter along a two-mile section of highway near our business. We are committed to doing our part to keep Colorado a great place to live by removing litter from our street.
The mission of Warm Woolies is simple: provide poverty-stricken children with warm clothing. Their method is amazing. Knitters from all over America knit sweaters, vests, hats, mittens and slippers and then Warm Woolies distributes them to orphanages in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and a small tribal reservation in South Dakota. Page 1 Solutions was proud to build their website in 2004 and redesign it in 2007. Our ongoing work for their site stretches their ability to warm the world, all the way to our hearts.
The New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)
NESEI began in 2003 when locals, exiled for eighteen years, were able to finally return home. What they found when they returned was disease, hunger and poverty. NESEI's members quickly formed a partnership between the Southern Sudanese government and their global network of friends to bring the gift of education back to Sudan. Page 1 Solutions was able to use our resources and design to develop a brand new website for their organization. Launched in February 2007, this site was recently highlighted in Step Into Design.
Energy Literacy Advocates (ELA)
Nobody wants to pay high prices for gasoline, but the fact is that America and its economy are dependent on foreign oil. This is just one of the issues the ELA is working on. Page 1 Solutions has partnered up with the ELA to help make America "energy literate". By providing the ELA with a brand new website and hosting service, we hope they will be able to influence national energy policy and save our environment.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that invites people from all over the world to help build homes for families in need. In the spring of 2005, Page 1 Solutions formed a team to help one of their projects in the Denver Metro Area. Our volunteers spent the day cutting and hammering new concrete siding and moved a local family one step closer to fulfilling a dream.
Athletics and Beyond
An education-based program from Aurora, Colorado, Athletics and Beyond is working to change the lives of America's inner-city youth, one athlete at a time. In 2006, Page 1 Solutions helped design and develop their website just in time for a large fund raising program they were involved with. Since then, Page 1 Solutions has helped keep their website up-to-date and provided hosting for their site.
Faces of Tomorrow
Faces Of Tomorrow is a non-profit organization working to provide children in underdeveloped countries with surgical, dental and medical services for facial deformities, particularly those with cleft palates. In 2007, one of our clients (Brad Mitchell from Griffin and Reed Eyecare) asked us to help, and introduced us to Dr. Brian Rubenstein, the founder, who has been going on similar surgical missions for several years and has provided surgical services to over 150 different children. It is a privilege to work with providers committed to making a difference for those less fortunate.