WHO WE ARE
Showing Our Love to Save Our Lives
The Struggle of Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Colorado-based organization that provides opportunities for underprivileged youth and/or families to access year-round services and programs. These programs offer alternatives to those that may not qualify for other community-based assistance programs. Since its conception, SOL has assisted thousands of families through community outreach events. With diverse offerings such as competitive sports and mentor teams, school supplies, food initiatives, toy drives, community picnics, and mental health awareness, Struggle of Love collaborates with other local nonprofits to reach and educate under-served communities in the Denver metro area. During their annual backpack giveaway, S.O.L gives away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies for children who need them. S.O.L also hosts an annual hot Thanksgiving dinner for homeless children and families. In addition, SOL has led efforts as violence interrupters by Co-chairing the RISE Network in Denver. They also provide mental health training and most recently opened the doors to the new community FOOD PANTRY in the Montebello community.
The Struggle of Love has been recognized at both a local and national level as being a strong organization for community outreach. S.O.L has been awarded by the federal government for PROGRAM OF THE YEAR, by the Colorado Fatherhood Council’s Program of the year, the Denver Urban Spectrum for top 25 AAWMAD & POWER COUPLE, by Sister Enterprise for RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, by Michael B. Hancock for MBK25, 1st Place winner of Denver Office of Economic Development Re-Imagine Retail and 1st Place in the first round of Shark Tank. The Struggle of Love founders created S.O.L. from their own personal experiences with homelessness. They use that experience to help identify and offer services that they feel would have been incredibly valuable to them during that difficult time.
“We serve underprivileged youth and families because we’ve been there. Having been in the same shoes as the people we serve, we really can relate to what they’re going through. We don’t get a salary, and we both work two jobs. God sent us on this mission, and we want to make Him proud. He opened the doors for us to be able to do all that we’ve done. Funding is always a challenge. It’s hard to take it out of our pockets, but we make sacrifices and do what we can to make it work. “Showing Our Love to Save Our Lives.”
Mentorship & Leadership
To ensure the life skills we teach are incorporated into the lifestyles of youth and young adults.
Reach For Peace Picnic
Annual picnic to promote community awareness and community togetherness.
Sacks of Love
Nearly 1 in 7 Colorado kids (14%) may not always know when or where to get their next meal.