The Dime Roll: Craft Beer 101, Volunteering Opportunities, and Holiday Spending Mistakes

November 13, 2015
This November, The Dime is taking on the theme of giving back. We have dedicated a portion of our posts, including our weekly Dime Roll, to introducing volunteering opportunities all over the state and other ways for everyone to lend a hand or give back to the community.

 The Dime Roll:

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and it’s a perfect time of year to give back to the community and help those in need. This week, we continue with our theme of “lending a hand” by providing you with different ways and opportunities to get involved. If you’re already looking ahead to Christmas time, we have some advice on how to avoid holiday spending mistakes as well as Black Friday shopping alternatives. It’s all in this week’s Dime Roll.

This week on the Dime:

Protecting the Rights and Dignity of Colorado’s Most Vulnerable

Craft Beer 101

Check out these great volunteering opportunities in Colorado as well as financial tips we found across the Web:

Volunteering Opportunities in Colorado

Mile High United Way will host their 42ndAnnual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 in Washington Park. You can run or walk the 4-mile course or if you have little ones in tow, you can opt for the quarter mile Family Fun Run. Proceeds help Mile High United Way provide services that improve childhood literacy, increase high school graduation rates and ensure economic self-sufficiency for adults and families.

Samaritan House has been helping the homeless in Denver since 1986, serving more than 320 men, women and children every single day. This Holiday season, they need volunteers for everything from food preparation to cleaning.  Also, check out the Samaritan wish list to see if you are able to help with some of its current needs.

Just Serve  Not sure what to do or what organization to volunteer with? This is a simple and straightforward way to find out about volunteer opportunities in your area. Just type in your zip code, and voila!

Money Management

Avoid these 5 holiday spending mistakes by Dana Dratch via Bankrate.com

Black Friday Shopping Alternatives – Reasons to Stay Home & Still Save by Amy Livingston via Moneycrashers

5 Items You Should Always Buy Generic By Connie Mei via MoneyNing

Food for Thought

9 Silly Reasons People Don't Invest (But Should) by Tim Lemke via Wisebread

'Close To Home' Puts A Face On Denver's Homeless by Andrea Dukakis via Colorado Public Radio