Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and Denver Business Leaders Host Underpriviledged Children at 29th Annual “Christmas for Kids” Event

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Denver Active 20 - 30 Children’s Foundation Ensures 140 Children Can Holiday Shop for Their Families

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Dr. Schmidt at the 2019 Christmas for Kids event.

With 140 children and 175 members participating, the 2019 Christmas for Kids event was the organization’s most successful yet, raising more than $200,000.

One-hundred and forty Denver children attended Christmas for Kids, an event organized by Denver Active 20 - 30 Children’s Foundation. Organization members—local business owners dedicated to philanthropy and service—raised money to provide $100 Target gift cards to each child so they could shop for their families. Typically, none of these children can afford to buy gifts for parents, grandparents, or siblings.

Denver Active 20 -30 members accompanied children on the early morning shopping spree which took place from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m., before store doors opened. Members are professionals between 20 and 39, including Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt of Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery.

With 140 children and 175 members participating, the 2019 Christmas for Kids event was the organization’s most successful yet, raising more than $200,000.

The Christmas for Kids’ approach of providing gift cards helps children not only experience the joy of giving but learn important life skills. They must prioritize others, create a shopping list and plan purchases to make the most of their $100. With gifts purchased, the children and Denver Active 20 - 30 members went to the parking lot where Santa arrived by bright yellow helicopter and distributed gifts to the children.

Christmas for Kids is funded by members who pledge to donate and find others to sponsor them. For the past seven years, Dr. Schmidt has taken the lead in fundraising for this event. He donates a portion of his practice’s proceeds annually to the worthy cause yearly.

“Christmas for Kids is the best event of the year,” explains Cam Richards, Denver Active 20-30 president. “The pride and joy that these underserved children experience as they shop for their family members keep us focused on the great need that exists and the purpose of our work.”

About Denver Active 20 - 30 Children’s Foundation

Formed in 1987 with the aim of serving disadvantaged children, Denver Active 20 - 30 Children’s Foundation cultivates a local pool of young professionals dedicated to philanthropy and service. In addition to Chrismas for Kids, yearly events include NAIOP Fight Night (boxing), the Mile High Face-Off (a hockey event), Denver Barn Party (country music), Leaders Fore Kids Classic (golf), and the Denver Polo Classic, all top-tier events. In the past 32 years, Denver Active 20 - 30 has raised more than $11 million dollars. Its commitment to above-board operation and governance earned it a GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency, an honor bestowed to less than one percent of all charities. Visit https://da2030.org/ for more information.

About Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt

Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt dedicated himself to community service early. He not only supports Denver charities with his time and money, he offers reduced prices to active and retired military and other public servants. During regular surgical mission trips to Nepal, Vietnam, and Kenya, he treats the most complex and neglected facial surgery issues pro bono.

A double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and facial anatomy expert, Dr. Schmidt enjoys combining his surgical skills with his keen artistic sense. Many in his family are artists, and he assures them that he works with line, texture and volume every day. Colorado’s dermatologists and even other plastic surgeons recommend him regularly for the delicate art of facelift and rhinoplasty. These Denver physicians elected him as one of Denver 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors for three consecutive years. Please visit http://www.schmidtplasticsurgery.com for more information.

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