November Newsletter
Connection is Crucial
"As the seasons are beginning to change and as the election moves closer, there seems to be a palpable dread. While we can’t control the outcome of an election or the changing of the seasons or how long the pandemic will last, we can work to be mindful of our feelings and strive to stay more balanced and centered, even in a public health crisis." Read more from our new blog post here.

How are you creating community support and centering yourself be it in-person or virtually?

Maria Droste is now offering parent & teacher support groups to affiliates of our Children First schools in order to ensure our school communities have a space for support and self-care amidst the new normal. Read more below!

Kids can get involved, too! Visit our Kids for Colorado Gives Day page here & teach the young ones in your life about the importance of generosity.
Colorado Gives Day - It’s more than just a day.
It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give where they live and support Colorado nonprofits
All Coloradans are encouraged to join the statewide Colorado Gives Day movement by supporting their favorite causes online through ColoradoGives.org. Give Where You Live on December 8, 2020.
Board Member Changes
We want to thank Tamara Vincelette for her service as interim Board Chair, and welcome Marshall Aster into the role of Board Chair.

Marshall shared, "I feel that with many new members and those still on the Board with deep historical knowledge, we have a great opportunity to help MDCC rise to another level as an organization."

Thank you both for your commitment to MDCC!


Congratulations Mars!
Congratulations to Marsena Holsopple on her new title as Chief Development Officer.
Giving to Maria Droste is as easy as shopping!
You can donate to MDCC just by shopping at the places you already love! See our partnerships with Amazon Smile & King Soopers to learn more.
1. Create a digital account.

2. Link your Card to an organization. Sign in to your digital account, search for your organization here. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.

3. Your organization earns.
Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. King Soopers donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating King Soopers Community Rewards organizations.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to your selected charitable organization

Once you're enrolled to support Maria Droste - that's it! simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device each time you shop with Amazon, and Maria Droste will benefit.How do I enroll for Amazon Smile?

Log into your existing Amazon account
In your web browser, type https://smile.amazon.com
Under "pick your own charitable organization," search for, "Maria Droste Services of Colorado."
Click "select."
We want your feedback!
We are embarking now on some planning for 2021, and developing future programming.

Behavioral health is more front of mind than ever before, but there are still many gaps. What areas are most important to you and most aligned with our missionPlease share your ideas here
Thank you to our Annual Sponsors