Over the last several years, Ponderosa PeaceJam has established a close relationship with The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime center for women and children suffering from poverty or homelessness. PeaceJammers have cooked several meals and facilitated multiple craft projects for women at The Gathering Place, including a project where women were able to decorate and take home canvas shopping bags. Additionally, our PeaceJam group has organized over a dozen community drives for toiletries and nonperishable food items. To do this, we go door to door in neighborhoods, leaving a brown paper bag for donations. Generous community members leave their donations on their porch during a designated pick-up time and we diligently collect every bag. To date, our group has collected over 5,000 pounds of donations for The Gathering Place.