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Struggle of Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Colorado based organization that provides opportunities for underprivileged youth and/or families to access year-round services and programs. These programs offer alternatives to those that may not qualify for other community-based assistance programs. Since it’s conception, SOL has assisted thousands of families through their community outreach events. With diverse offerings such as competitive sports and mentor teams, school supply, food initiatives, toy drives, community picnics and mental health awareness, Struggle of Love collaborates with other local nonprofits to reach and educate under-served communities in the Denver metro area. During their annual backpack giveaway, S.O.L gives away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies for children who need them. S.O.L also hosts an annual hot Thanksgiving dinner for children and families who are homeless. In addition, SOL has led efforts as violence interrupters by Co-chairing the RISE Network in Denver. They also provide mental health training and most recently opened the doors to the new community FOOD PANTRY located in the Montebello community.
Struggle of Love has been recognized at both a local and national level as being a strong organization for community outreach. S.O.L has been awarded by the federal government for PROGRAM OF THE YEAR, by the Colorado Fatherhood Council’s Program of the year, the Denver Urban Spectrum for top 25 AAWMAD & POWER COUPLE, by Sister Enterprise for RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, by Michael B. Hancock for MBK25, 1st Place winner of Denver Office of Economic Development Re-Imagine Retail and 1st Place in the first round of Shark Tank. The founders of Struggle of Love created S.O.L out of their own personal experiences with homelessness. They use that experience to help identify and offer services that they feel would have been incredibly valuable to them during that extremely difficult time.
“We serve underprivileged youth and families because we’ve been there. Having been in the same shoes as the people we serve, we really can relate to what they’re going through. We don’t get a salary to do this, and we both work two jobs. God sent us on this mission, and we want to make Him proud. He opened the doors for us to be able to do all that we’ve done. Funding is always a challenge. It’s hard to take it out of our own pockets, but we make sacrifices and do what we can to make it work. “Showing Our Love to Save Our Lives.”