Roundup Fellowship partners with A La Source Ministry to help local refugees

Mar 14, 2014   //   by Mary Anaya   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Roundup Fellowship partners with A La Source Ministry to help local refugees

A La Source Refugee MinistryRoundup Fellowship was recently invited to partner with a non-profit organization that serves people who are refugees, new to the Denver area.  Run by Pastor Joseph Nsabimbona and his wife, Angeline Habonimana, the agency – A La Source Refugee Ministry – serves newcomers to our country.  Joseph and his wife have a personal connection to refugees.  They escaped the genocide in their home country of Burundi a number of years ago.  They know what it is like to be in a new country as a refugee.

 In our partnership, Roundup Fellowship will be allowing local refugees to come to Roundup as a training site for employment.  With the support of A La Source, individuals will be able to train to become a housekeeper or a direct care counselor.  The opportunity will provide Roundup a new source for employees.  Roundup will be a supportive job site for newcomers to the United States who are often fearful and unaccustomed to our culture.

It will be amazing to see how our staff can make an impact on the lives of new Americans in our city.  These refugees often have emotional and physical disabilities from the trauma they have experienced in their war torn homelands.  Like the individuals we support in our residential programs, refugees have the need for dignity, respect and an opportunity to give back to their community.  Roundup continues to serve “the least of these” with this newest opportunity. For more information on A La Source please visit their website at http://alasourcerefugeeministry.com/.

Win a new car and support our good work!

Feb 25, 2014   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Win a new car and support our good work!

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Beginning now through April 30, 2014 Roundup Fellowship is partnering with Concerts for Kids to increase awareness and raise funds through a simple contest called “Million For What Matters.” The winner will receive a brand new Ford Mustang.

All you have to do is purchase a ticket for $10 and guess the total weight of the Austin Young Band including their instruments. If your guess comes the closest to the actual weight, you’ll win a brand new Ford Mustang provided by Sill-TerHar Motors. 100% of all funds generated through Roundup Fellowship’s ticket sales will be distributed back to us by CBIZ and FirstBank.

Tickets are sold for $10 each and every ticket purchased buys one guess. By purchasing a ticket, you can show your support for Roundup Fellowship and have a chance to win a white 2014 Ford Mustang! The closest guess will take home the Mustang, donated generously by Sill-TerHar Motors, Inc. The winner will be announced at Denver Day of Rock on May 24, 2014 on the Main Stage.

How many tickets would you like to purchase? Contact Danni at 303-353-8312 or ddanko@rup.org to purchase your tickets.

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Roundup found us when we needed them most – by Keith and Renee Liddle

Dec 27, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Roundup found us when we needed them most – by Keith and Renee Liddle

Our son, normal at birth but profoundly brain damaged from a case of Spinal Meningitis at the age of 3 months, had now just turned 16. He had become unmanageable from self-injurious behavior and we were unable to keep him safe from himself. He had stabilized some, but not enough. We were told that to get a placement for him, we’d have to abandon him at the hospital. Just not show up to pick him up. Really? Sometimes the system makes no sense. Read more >>

What better place to spend Thanksgiving dinner than with your family?

Dec 20, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on What better place to spend Thanksgiving dinner than with your family?

Generic Thanksgiving Group Home PictureThe staff and clients of Roundup Fellowship always say that Roundup is like one big family. So, then, what better place to spend Thanksgiving dinner than with your family?

Each year for the past 40 years, the staff puts on a Thanksgiving dinner for the clients. For the Roundup Fellowship homes, the staff prepare a delicious home-cooked traditional dinner, receiving assistance from some of the residents during preparation. This meal provides Roundup residents and staff the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the holiday together. “For some, this may be the only Thanksgiving dinner that they have,” Stacy Gulmantovicz, Denver Division Director, said of the event. “Some of our residents don’t have a family to celebrate with and after a certain time we are their family.”

At our Quivas House five of our residents have enjoyed this tradition together for tweny-five years! Malcolm loves to help cook, Ronnie and Joe help clean and everyone loves to eat! Read more >>

2013: The Year in Review

Dec 5, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on 2013: The Year in Review

20131205_143530I know, I know – not the most “catchy” title is it?  However, there were many things to celebrate in 2013 so maybe it’s not such a bad idea to at least catalogue some of them in order to savor what was noteworthy.

First and foremost, we served more than 120 people in nine different programs.  (This is where we are supposed to be exact but we have some people in more than one of our programs so it is not so easy to clearly provide an “unduplicated” number).  As always, this is reason for rejoicing!  This is what we are all about:  reaching out to people who need a hand, a home, a job, a friend, someone to help them through life.  That is our mission and may we never get wrapped up in the finances, statistics, and reports to the extent that we lose sight of why Roundup exists.

Second, we employ people, typically, over 100 at any time during the course of the year.  People come to us because they want to help.  It is highly unlikely that anyone who works here will end up on any list of the “100 Wealthiest and Most Influential in America,” but that probably is not what any of them is primarily focused on.  Instead, they are drawn to an opportunity to serve “the least of these” and make a difference in someone’s life, often, including their own.  Service to others is always a grounding experience and it is that idea that attracts people to work here. Read more >>

After 25 years, Tony says good bye to Quivas House and hello to Evans House

Nov 15, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on After 25 years, Tony says good bye to Quivas House and hello to Evans House

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Anthony is one of the happiest, nicest, most supportive people you will ever meet in your life. He always has a wave and a smile for anyone he sees; He applauds and cheers for friends (and himself) whenever they enter the room or complete a task. His joy of simply being alive is contagious to all those around him, be they Roundup staff or clients or be they people he meets during his daily outings with Roundup’s Community Participation Program.

Two weeks ago, the decision was made for Anthony to move from Quivas House to Evans House. Evans is better equipped to deal with Anthony’s unique medical needs. After twenty-five years in the same home with most of the same room mates, he was packed up and moved in a week. You can imagine, I am sure, how hard this was on Anthony’s house mates and staff. Joe cried and Billy is still asking for “Tony come Quivas, please” on a daily basis. We were also worried about the impact the move might have on Tony. I’m positive that no living person would have an easy go of it if they left their family and home of twenty-five  years to go live in a new setting with new people. However, I am also positive that no one else has Anthony’s optimistic outlook and positive energy. If anyone can successfully make this transition, he can. And Quivas will always be here to help him. We have informed Anthony that he is always welcome at Quivas and made sure he received the first invitation to our annual Holiday party in December.

Staff members at both Evans and Community Participation have informed us that Anthony is as happy and outgoing as ever. He is enjoying his new home and he still sees his old roommate daily at Community Participation. I sincerely hope that this change continues to be positive not only for Tony, but for all the staff and clients at his new program. If he brings as much joy to them as he did to Quivas for the last twenty-five years, the move will have been worth it.

By Ari Rubenstein, Quivas House Director

What a great event!

Jul 15, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on What a great event!

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Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Roundup’s inaugural Car Show benefitting our Community Participation Program.  What a great event! We had cars from the Denver Car Club, Just Casual, Viejitos, Corvette Club, Camaro Club and more! A & J Tire Factory donated a fabulous grand prize package of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products, Quiznos donated a bunch of gift cards and we enjoyed a fabulous bbq thanks to Caninos Sausage Co. and Matrix Autobody.

A special thank you to Mike Cordova (Memories Car Club), staff and clients from our Community Participation Program for volunteering their time and Evans and Fortune House for coming out to partake in the fun and support our efforts!

Thank you to all attendees for coming out. We are definitely looking forward to seeing you again next year! Check out our pictures on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roundup-Fellowship/173574539346856.

Don’t miss the Fourth Annual Corvette Mountain Madness sponsored by the Colorado Corvette Club
Saturday, August 24th in Grand Lake, CO.

The cookbooks are here!

Jun 27, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on The cookbooks are here!

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Recipes from Sea to Shining Sea have arrived! We collected favorite recipes from our friends, families, staff and supporters across the USA. We nearly have a recipe from every state! The cookbook includes 400 recipes and costs only $12. $10 of every book sold supports Roundup Fellowship’s programs and services.

Did you know – Roundup Fellowship operates 6 intensively staffed teaching homes for 30 children/teens and 12 adults, a school and day-treatment for 28 children, a day program for 45 adults, supported-living apartments for 2 adults, and a transitional program for individuals aging out of publicly funded programming.

Order your cookbook online by clicking HERE, or 

  • Email ddanko@rup.org or

  • Call 303-757-8008 ext. 12 or

  • Send in your request to Roundup Fellowship and add $3 per book for shipping.

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Attn. Cookbook Committee
3443 South Galena Street, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80231

Our 40th anniversary cookbooks arrive next week!

Jun 21, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Our 40th anniversary cookbooks arrive next week!

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Our cookbooks – Recipes from Sea to Shining Sea arrive next week! Recipes were submitted by our friends, families, staff and supporters across the USA! We nearly have a recipe from every state!

The cookbooks include 400 recipes, make great gifts and are only $12! $10 of every cookbook sold directly benefits Roundup Fellowship. If you would like to purchase a cookbook (s) and help support our programs and services please place your order  Read more >>

Tommy is making incredible strides at self-esteem and independence

Jun 6, 2013   //   by admin   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Tommy is making incredible strides at self-esteem and independence

One evening, while I was attending a meeting of the Autism Society, a family sat next to me and we began a conversation centered around the difficulty of dealing with our autistic children’s behaviors.  I was interested in talking to other parents because my son’s aggressive behavior was becoming more than I could handle alone.  The family sitting next to me had just placed their son in a Roundup Fellowship group home.  I burst into tears because I knew that the possibility of parting with my own son was becoming a probability, and that was a heartbreaking thought. Read more >>

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