Guidestar Silver Transparency awardScan2023-08-26_135909The Child Rescue Foundation, Inc.

Granting wishes to families and children impacted by violence and transition since 1999.Providing outreach, referral and financial services to children impacted by violence and transition since 1999.Over 15,000 children are reached annually.

We just wrapped up our Easter Basket/Passover Basket drive! Thank you all amazing donors for over 500 baskets!Our middle photo shows our service leaders, 2nd grade, at the UPark school- over 500 plush animals were collected,tagged and delivered! Our future community service award members! Thank you Jamie, teachers and staff!

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 Amazing! Know that your donations go directly to the children as no staff or board members are ever paid for their service. The new Annual Report for 2023 is now Available!

Donations are greatly appreciated, please call 303-628-0477 for processing information. PayPal @ 303-628-0477/Square

Square,Visa, Mastercard and Discover gladly taken.Please contact the office for info on donating through other

Our New address as of July 2021:2443 S. University Blvd. Suite 273,Denver CO 80210

Adopt a Bear!! We get amazing donations of hand designed artist bears from all over the world! They are not toys, but rather unusual, creative, expressive works of art! Many are mohair, have hump backs, glass eyes, wavy wool, handmade clothing. All are unusual and all are being sold below market vale. Many of these bears retail for from $80-$400.
This fundraiser, and 100 percent of the profits goes to our programs.(
Shipping ranges from $20-$35 (Cost)
Purchase one of these amazing finds for your collection today! They come with an adoption certificate and our thanks,+ they are tax deductible!!!!


A Statement of Solidarity

The Child Rescue Foundation, staff and volunteers are outraged over the Black lives recently lost to racism, white supremacy, and police brutality and grieve their deaths. We honor them in a tradition of unity; as we say their names, we claim their presence. We vow to continue our work to end violence in their names and in the name of all people of color lost to police brutality. We stand in non violent protest for all peoples, black brown white disabled LGBTQ women and women and families impacted by the horror of domestic violence. All lives matter.

Joanne Kappel Executive Director CRF + The Board of Directors

Our 22 year mission:To establish outreach and referral programs that provide a holistic approach to recovery for youth and families that have been impacted by violence and transition.

We believe every child deserves the basics in life…security, safety, nourishment, love and shelter. This is regardless of the choices their parents/guardians made.

We ask you to share this vision.

We believe every child deserves love, safety, education and support for a healthy childhood, getting them ready to be productive adults in their community.

We ask you to share this vision.

We strive to reduce the amount of dependence on public assistance by filling the gap of needs with donations and support that provide a path to understanding a more self sufficient world. We give a hand up and not a hand out, with families assisting as they can in our support of their family.

We ask you to share this vision.

We are working daily to reduce the number of recidivism in families in the arena of domestic violence and homelessness with counseling, support, referrals and caring with counselors and personnel who can relate on a personal basis with their own personal experiences of recovery.

We ask you to share this vision.

We want to educate our children, and their families, with programs and services designed to promote empathy, peace and self sufficiency.

Let’s help the fill their bucket list, and also to get them a bucket to put it in…

We ask you to share this vision.

DV and COVID 19 Important UPDATEKids Empowering Kids

We are working with agencies closely, at this time of isolation and being forced to stay inside, possibly with an individual who is feeling more irritated, angry or violent….

Please take a moment and pass this along if you know someone struggling with violence in their relationships, home or work..
This is from Elle magazine.

2020-08-17_181326We are on year 23! Thank you for all your support!
Over 185,000 plush animals-Sept through Nov
Over 11,000 faces painted and people learning about the effects of dv on our youth through their art/July 4th weekend
Over 35,000 students got fully packed back packs for school April through August annually
Over 2500 speaking engagement and TACT classes
Over 15,000 at risk youth receiving their wishes at the holidays Oct-through Dec4 annually
Over 359 students painting mobile pottery to give as gifts at the holidays(Mothers Day and Christmas annually) and thousands of in kind gifts ranging from linens, under garments, clothing for school, bus passes, personal hygiene items and much much more!

Year Round:Art of My Heart! Hundreds of schools children who otherwise would not be able to give a gift, receive a free mobile pottery mug to paint for Mothers Day! If you would like to sponsor a child, please  open your heart and send $20 per child to CRF, 2443 S. University Blvd Suite 273, Denver CO 80210

Press Release


The Child Rescue Foundation, Inc. Receives 2020 Denver Award

Denver Award Program Honors the Achievement

DENVER January 13, 2020 — The Child Rescue Foundation, Inc. has been selected for the 2020 Denver Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Denver Award Program.

Each year, the Denver Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Denver area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Denver Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Denver Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Denver Award Program

The Denver Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Denver area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Denver Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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Know that your donations go directly to the children as no staff or board members are ever paid for their service.

Donations are greatly appreciated, please call 303-628-0477 for processing information. PayPal @,Visa, Mastercard and Discover gladly taken.Please contact the office for info on donating through other

SOURCE: Denver Award Program


The 23rd Annual Pencil Box Project

Another success for the Pencil Box Project wraps up!

We at the Child Rescue Foundation would like to thank each and every one of our sponsors and donors who provided over $47,000 worth of school supplies for area students in need. In our 23 years we have successfully been able to donate, annually, school supplies for 900 plus students in the Denver area. Many of these school supplies are so unaffordable this year and without the generosity of all of our donors, we can’t make this possible! The Child Rescue Foundation is a 100% grassroots organization with no one taking a paycheck, all moneys go to the children and to our programs.

We’d like to personally thank Mtec,Cardinal Health at Englewood, Cardinal health at i-70 and Quebec, Unity on the avenue, Unity Spiritual center, Woodmen of the World, Synergy One lending, Colorado Pera, Lowe’s Hospitality and the many private, HealthOne donors who also want to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve!

Proud member of Guidestar for 20 years!

Easy Look Calendar for 2023:

  May through Aug:Pencil Box Project or sending an email to! Thank you!A GoFundMe account has been established..raising $3500 for the Pencil Box Project for Kids in need…visit       TheChildRescueFoundation/FaceBook site for more info or click on the link below to donate..We need your help! This is a fully volunteer one on staff receives a paycheck!!

IMG_20151104_155958Welcome to the Child Rescue Foundation Website

For 2023, in remembrance of Stephan J. Kappel,(1925-2017) my Father, my Hero, and Lee Daniels who passed in November, a board member, a light to children in this world, we salute you and thank you for your service!807lee2

We will remember you forever!



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                                            2023 Board of Directors Update

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Untitled-1 Check out the Yellow Ribbon Project….visit our newsletter for the full article or use the link above….there is always help if you are the victim, employer, friend or clergy…..Reach out today and help a friend in need and be informed!!                                              This site was designed to educate families affected by domestic violence about choices, tools and self-accountability for their own behavior. Our mission is to expand the awareness of domestic violence through education, outreach and referral services found throughout this site. Granting wishes to families and children impacted by violence since 1999.

Throughout the year we are always in need of physical and financial assistance for the more than 15,000 children we serve.

In 2005, we expanded our services to include children affected by transition and homelessness to provide for specific needs for their survival and for them to thrive in their community. If you wish to donate goods, please see our page on donations.

Donations are greatly appreciated, please call 303-628-0477 for processing information. PayPal @ and venmo

Square,Visa, Mastercard and Discover gladly taken.Please contact the office for info on donating through other

2443 S. University Blvd Suite 273, Denver CO 80210

Contact: Joanne Kappel, Executive Director


Please send all donations and mail inquiries to:

Child Rescue Foundation

2443 S. University Blvd Suite 273, Denver CO 80210