Rollicking party organized by creative agencies across the city raises thousands for Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).
Organized by a consortium of creative agencies (see below), this year’s second annual Boulder Block Party held in the parking lot of co-working space The Studio, next to Sanitas Brewery, was a blowout to remember with hundreds of attendees mingling in balmy summer temperatures, choosing from drinks from Upslope Brewing Company, Deep Eddy Vodka, Suerte Tequila, Brea Wine, and Izze.
The event sold 700 tickets and raised a total of $7,000 for Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). This roughly translates into providing a home to two families with children who would otherwise be homeless, including housing, utilities, visits to the EFAA food bank, case management to help with budgeting and saving strategies, and inclusion in the children’s program to provide children in crisis a consistent environment for homework, crafts and field trips.
A family staying in one of EFAA’s short-term housing units is given the much-needed chance to catch their breath, work to become financially stable and set themselves up for self-sufficiency. When Boulder families are empowered to succeed, our whole community benefits. Considering that 43% of Boulder’s homeless population is made up of families with children, you can see what a big impact this donation from the Boulder Block Party will make to our whole community.
Because of the work EFAA does and the impact it has on strengthening our community, EFAA is often selected as the beneficiary of local events like the Downtown Boulder Inc.’s Taste of Pearl and Room 214’s Creative Community Happy Hour (being held on June 25). EFAA invites other organizations to host an event to benefit this wonderful nonprofit, which do their important work to reduce poverty and end family homelessness in Boulder without our community’s generous support.
Thank you to these creative agencies which organized this event and made it a success:
About The Studio:
The Studio Boulder is a collection of private workshops, offices, and short term desks contained within a greater collaborative, shared space. Behind the closed doors of our member’s spaces is where the work is done, but the public space has been designed to encourage creative collaboration. The Studio’s lounge, community kitchen, conference rooms, and mezzanine host inspired discussions and foster potential sharing of ideas. At any time of day members might choose to seclude themselves, open up the workspace to the rest of the community, or mingle with other members in the common areas.]
A peek inside: