What's better than a party for a cause? Or, 40 causes? We sure can't think of one!
More than 400 yelpers flocked to The Curtis Hotel Wednesday night to celebrate Yelp Denver's first event all about matching the community with awesome nonprofits: Yelp Helps. While mingling with local nonprofits and charities, yelpers and tweeps noshed on mini-cheesecakes, a variety of cheeses and fruits, veggies and dips, chips and guacamole and washed everything down with drinks mixed up courtesy of Tito's Handmade Vodka, Aspen Pure Water, Izze, Honest Tea, and Guayaki Yerba Mate.
Attendees filled up two cartons of new toys for our Toys For Tots toy drive, lingered around the Fired Up For Kids booth getting their 2011 Colorado Firefighter Calendars signed, decoupaged their hearts out with Denver Handmade Alliance, and got their hearts pumping with Goldsprints sponsored by Denver B-Cycle and manned by @iamtheawesome. ShutterBooth Denver provided radical photobooth snaps, and R! Photography got all the photographic evidence of the evening.
Goodie bags boasted all kinds of treats, like goodnessKnows luscious snack squares (which you can now order online!), LaraBars, Cascadian Farm Organics samplers and oodles of coupons from TGIFriday's, Organic Pizza Company, and Backcountry Provisions. A slew of lucky yelpers won pies from Project Angel Heart's Pie In The Sky program, gift certificates from Bonza Bodies, errand service from Girl Wednesdsay Concierge and a tasty box of toffee from Enstrom's Toffee.
As best said by Kate G: The awesome Yelpy twists were there combined with a swarm of non-profits full of info, trinkets, activities and even crafts to entertain and seduce us into volunteering or donating. And how can I leave out the flock of fine firemen?? From the looks of it, that all worked together quite effectively. Thanks to all involved!
Tweet much? Throw our participating nonprofits a little tweet love. Here's a list of participating nonprofit twitter handles, and click here to check out all the amazing nonprofits in attendance.
Until next time,
Denver Yelp Community Manager