SEPTEMBER NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH SUPPORTS MENTAL WELLNESS: UNITED SUICIDE SURVIVORS

At United Suicide Survivors (US), we help people turn their pain into purpose. A Colorado-based nonprofit organization, we support people impacted by suicide — from suicide loss, suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, or caregiving roles — by helping them build community and find ways to make meaning through advocacy. This November 1st and 2nd, we will host the first “Living Beyond Suicide Summit” in Golden, Colorado, where people with lived experiences with suicide will convene to engage in discussion with national policy leaders on the topic of how best to address and understand suicide.

Donations can be added to any tickets purchased in September.

More information about US’ new membership program coming soon…

US is September’s Nonprofit of the Month in conjunction with Greg Gisbert’s Residency Week at Dazzle, Sept. 23 – 28. There is an overarching theme of Mental Wellness, Community Support, and Awareness for each of the shows in the Residency. Dazzle is amplifying these messages to encourage other to seek help without fear of stigma. It is equally important to help loved ones seek help. We all deal with mental wellness to various degrees. Not all wounds are visible, but that doesn’t make them any less real or minimize their need for healing.

JUNE NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH: OUT BOULDER COUNTY

Each month, Dazzle raises money for a different non-profit organization by adding the option to donate through our ticketing sales system. In honor of June being Pride Month, we are supporting Out Boulder County.

Out Boulder County works independently and in collaboration, to facilitate connection, advocacy, education, research and programs to ensure LGBTQ+ people and communities thrive in Boulder County and beyond.

You may wonder why Dazzle, who is based in Denver, chose to support Out Boulder County this month instead of a more local organization. One of our managers is deeply connected to the organization and not only do we want to support the LGBTQIA+ community all year, but we also want to support our staff.

Donations can be added to your ticket purchases to any show in June.

MAY 2023 NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH

Each month, Dazzle raises money for a different non-profit organization by adding the option to donate through our ticketing sales system. In May, we are supporting the Redline Contemporary Art Center.

The Redline Contemporary Art Center’s mission is to foster education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. 

Not only does Dazzle like their mission and work, but one of RedLine’s Artist-in-Residence is creating an artwork for the new location. While the subject of the artwork is a surprise, Jasmine Holmes‘ mural honors a local, female jazz legend. It’s worth noting that this mural’s subject is a woman because the other two large portraits that are already on display are of men: Ron Miles and Charles Burrell. 

“Rather than just hear the music, I want people to feel it. I always listen to jazz music in my studio because it helps me experience color. The more I listen to jazz music, I let the music itself determine the colors I use,” Holmes said. “Jazz is more than just music, it is a feeling, it’s a culture. I want to help people feel more than what they are hearing.” ~Jazzy, via Denverite

Donations can be added to your ticket purchases to any show in May.