Mango House: services for resettled refugees
1532 Galena Street Aurora, Colorado 80010
for postal mail: add Suite 300
Mango House is a project of P.J. Parmar. We
are moving to 10180 E Colfax, Aurora CO 80010, hopefully by the end of 2018.
We have big or small spaces for lease or events.
Want to help us help us help refugees? The
best way to help our work is just give money, or to buy something we
need. Currently we need: a trailer for Boy Scout gear, an 8 camera
wifi security system, a number of commercial appliances (fridges,
stoves, broilers, fryers), and various dental equipment (a pano machine is a big one).
Or you can provide us cheap or free services: we need a family lawyer,
all manner of construction trades (plumbing, electrical, hvac,
drywall), and someone to plow snow.
If you want to give smaller amounts, we take donations of childrens books and toys (taped up in boxes), but no more diapers,
clothes, food, furniture, or any other domestic goods. We don't
pick up or deliver items. Please bring donations to staff in Suite
100, 150, or 300 (whichever is open).
aren't 501c3, so we can't give tax receipts. If you want to discuss
initiatives, please email us - don't just show up unannounced, because
that very directly takes us away from serving refugees. We have had a
number of well meaning folks do this, but then we have to stop doing
our work with refugees, to attend to you instead.
We don't take medical
or dental volunteers, shadowers, or interns. Our Boy Scout group needs adults who want to camp one weekend most
tenant organizations may use volunteers too. Really, if you want
to help on a flexible basis, we will have (in our new building) a
cleaning supply cart ready - feel free to clean! If we need reliable help, we hire staff for that.
Groups: We are no longer taking volunteer groups of schools or adults - but feel free to come eat, hang out, talk to folks, and clean anytime! For schools, we can have staff give a short 20 minute intro to refugees.