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Denver Department of Human Services to Host 4th Annual GIVE Denver Black and White Masquerade Ball

Each year, thousands of people receive support through the GIVE Denver Center at the Denver Department of Human Services (DHS). This weekend, hundreds will gather to give back to GIVE Denver through the 4th Annual GIVE Denver Black and White Masquerade Ball and Silent Auction, presented by Suncor Energy and TIAA-CREF. The annual fundraising event will be held Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the East DHS office, 3815 Steele St.

Funds received through the annual event go directly to the GIVE Denver Center, a human services program that provides foster children, the homeless and other families in need with basic necessities when they do not have their full needs met through DHS’ regular assistance programs.

“GIVE Denver is truly a beacon of hope for many in the Denver community when they need it most,” said DHS Executive Director Penny May. “Donations from the Denver community allow GIVE Denver to provide basic necessities, like food, shampoo, school supplies or diapers, to thousands of people each year.”

The 4th GIVE Denver Masquerade Ball will include live music by Jakarta, food from Occasions Catering and a silent auction featuring more than 40 prize packages including sports memorabilia, museum passes and numerous vacation getaways paired with masks painted by residents of the Family Crisis Center and Tennyson Center for Children, residential treatment programs for youth.

Tickets are still available for purchase at Those who cannot attend may still participate in the silent auction by visiting The auction will accept bids through 9:30 p.m., Saturday, October 25.

What: 4th Annual GIVE Denver Black and White Masquerade Ball & Silent Auction

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6 – 10:00 p.m.

Where: East Denver Human Services Office Building, 3815 Steele St. (silent auction available at

The 4th Annual GIVE Denver Black and White Masquerade Ball is sponsored by Suncor Energy, TIAA-CREF, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), The Child Rescue Foundation, Occasions Catering, Atlas Metal and Iron Corp., Bristol Brewing, the Financial Empowerment Center, Denver Human Services, Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Epstein, Advocacy Denver/the ARC, Barefoot Wine, Décor N More, Wright Group Event Services, Jakarta, PSI (Production Services International), Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Savio House, Inc.

About Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services provides assistance, protection and prevention services to Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Assistance programs are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need and include federal food, cash and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy, rental and burial assistance. Protection and Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection services, along with community focused programming including substance abuse awareness campaigns and veterans’ and homeless services. For more information, visit