On a balmy night in July, the BrandJuice team came together for a midsummer’s party to celebrate Purple Door Coffee, a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Purple Door Coffee employs Denver’s homeless youth at their café located in the city’s historic Five Points neighborhood, and through a recently launched roaster, thanks to the funding of a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Going beyond gainful employment, the Purple Door mission is a much more sustainable endeavor, setting those in need up for longer-term success. The 42-week program connects participants to educational opportunities around life, relationships and careers, also providing therapeutic services and relief. But most importantly the Purple Door team lends the partnership and unending love needed to overcome the deep-seeded trauma homeless youth have been carrying since a very young age.
At the heart of Purple Door Coffee is a belief that every person, regardless of their circumstances, should be treated like royalty. And this dedication is apparent in all that they do.
In the spirit of dignity, the Purple Reign party was about celebrating our friends and partners who—like Purple Door—are making change happen right here in our Colorado community. As the Zeal Optics airstream rolled into the lot, we knew the night would be one to remember. Upslope Brewing and The Real Dill were on hand pouring juicy beverages, while the crew at Wild Buffalo BBQ got our taste buds turning with the most unreal BBQ sandwiches this side of the Mississippi.
Local band and favorite Josh Moorehead & The Guestlist played a special set to round out the night. After a successful raffle featuring an amazing array of prizes, we raised a bit of money, made some new friends, and toasted to the power of kindness and community.
While the world might feel a bit chaotic right now, moments like these prove that love will always win, and no matter the circumstances, lives can be changed when people come together.
We’re grateful to all our partners for their donations and making the night a success // Upslope Brewing, Zeal Optics, Wild Buffalo BBQ, Josh Moorehead & The Guestlist, The Real Dill, Sun.Flowers & Dos Gringos, Topo Designs, Weathervane, Steuben’s, Dos Santos, Table 6, Babylon Floral, Lyziwraps, M2 Lending Solutions, Home on The Range Interiors, The Skin Care Studio