Recruit foster and adoptive parents at 2022 Juneteenth Music Festival and Denver Pride events

May 2, 2022

Juneteenth Music Festival

The Colorado Department of Human Services is sponsoring a foster care and adoption recruitment and retention booth at the Denver Juneteenth Music Festival, June 18-19, 2022 on Welton Street in Five Points. Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations of Juneteenth. Staff from counties, child placement agencies and nonprofit partners are invited to volunteer for a shift to distribute information about their foster care and adoption programs.

Sign up to volunteer at the Juneteenth Music Festival

Volunteers will be able to hand out their information and giveaways as well as have a conversation with community members about foster care and adoption. CDHS will provide signage at the event and a tri-fold informative brochure. Organizations can add a sticker with their contact information to the brochure or bring their own promotional items to distribute. During the event, we will have QR codes to direct interested parties to provide their information on the inquiry form. Representatives from all organizations that attend will receive all the inquiry forms the whole weekend. 

Volunteers will be able to hand out their information and giveaways as well as have a conversation with community members about foster care and adoption. CDHS will provide signage at the event and a tri-fold informative brochure. Organizations can add a sticker with their contact information to the brochure or bring their own promotional items to distribute. During the event, we will have QR codes to direct interested parties to provide their information on the inquiry form. Representatives from all foster care organizations that attend will receive all the inquiry forms the whole weekend. 

Denver Pride Fest

The Colorado Department of Human Services is also sponsoring a foster care and adoption recruitment and retention booth at Denver PrideFest on June 26-26 in Civic Center Park. Denver PrideFest features a two-day festival at Denver’s Civic Center Park that draws visitors from throughout the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Denver PrideFest is the 3rd largest Pride Festival in the US. It sees over half a million people, 250+ vendors, 3 stages, a Parade, Dyke March, Pride Rally, and a Pride 5k. Pride Festival in Denver is not only a celebration, it is also a fundraiser for The Center on Colfax, which provides services to the community. Staff from counties, child placement agencies and nonprofit partners are invited to volunteer for a shift to distribute information about their foster care and adoption programs.

Sign up to volunteer at Denver Pride Fest

Volunteers will be able to hand out their information and giveaways as well as have a conversation with community members about foster care and adoption. CDHS will provide signage at the event and a tri-fold informative brochure. Organizations can add a sticker with their contact information to the brochure or bring their own promotional items to distribute. During the event, we will have QR codes to direct interested parties to provide their information on the inquiry form. Representatives from all organizations that attend will receive all the inquiry forms the whole weekend. 

If your organization would like to drop off materials to be distributed prior to the events, please coordinate with Adrienne Baxter adrienne.baxter@state.co.us

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