Introducing Lora Polak, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!
Favorite Animal – Horse
Favorite Food – Likes a lot of different things, that’s why it’s so damn hard. But will take a T-Bone, medium rare any day.
Favorite movie/book/show – The Big Blue (Movie)…starring Rosanna Arquette, about free diving.
Background / History – Born in Ohio, but came to Denver when she was 6 weeks old, so kind of a native. Attended George Washington H.S., Colorado Women’s College and Presbyterian School of Nursing in Denver. Raised two children and once they left the house, went on to raise Arabian horses in Castle Rock for approximately 20 years. Also worked as hospice home care giver, or CNA, with Porter and independently from the age of 26 to 64. Currently enjoys her 4 grandchildren and one great grandson while volunteering at HOPE handling intake of non-food donations, tending to our many homeless clients and anything else she can get her nose into.
Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you.
“I spent the night with Jim Morrison of the Doors. Actually, we spent the night talking about life. I was a switch board operator at the Hampshire Hotel in Denver and he was here for a concert and came down after the show carrying some late night cheer. My husband lost his mind over it, even though I wasn’t actually a fan. But today I remember it as an exceptional opportunity.”
If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be and why?
“Jesus…. because I have soooo many unanswered questions that I would like to have him answer personally.”
What would you change about the world?
“I would banish greed and mean spiritedness”
Why is HOPE important?
“HOPE gives me a vehicle to serve others and to help those who are beaten down. This has always been a key part of my values. I believe it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak from the wicked.”
One in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food for their next meal and sadly, nearly half are children. YOU can help by purchasing this brand of eggs that donate back to those in need right in our community! See how Colorado Egg Producers help fight hunger here at HOPE.
Does your home need something to give it a little extra charm? Stop by HOPEs Attic thrift store today and you just might find what you’ve been looking for!
Just like these outstanding sisters, HOPE’s mission is also to support those in need, living in the Denver-metro area, through the coordination of community resources!
This week only save 20% OFF new to very gently used plus size ladies clothing! Lots of styles to choose from, come check it out!
Shop for a cause at Hope’s Attic – 3940 S Broadway
Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.
Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Stop by HOPE’s Attic Thrift Store today and pick up that one of a kind gem you’ve been looking for!
Please join us again for the next Touch of HOPE upcoming event to help fight hunger right here in Denver.
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Event will take place at an amazing venue, with complimentary food, drink specials, and returning guest musician Patrick “the human jukebox” Hesse!
Admission is just 5 canned goods (make sure they aren’t close to expiration!) and nothing more! Space is expected to be limited, so be sure to get there early and RSVP on Facebook today! Feel free to invite your friends!
THE BOARDROOM Sports Bar & Steakhouse
51 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, Colorado 80120
HOPE is pleased to announce Sunrun as our exclusive event sponsor. Sunrun is an incredible company that helps communities to thrive on solar energy. To learn more about saving with solar please click here – gosunrun.com/keithigoe