June 2021

Press Release: The CE Shop Helps Feed Tens of Thousands of Denver Families

In just the first five months of 2021, The CE Shop Foundation has raised $181,297, surpassing 2020’s total.

DENVER, June 24, 2021 — About 40% of students across Colorado are eligible for free or reduced lunch, the Colorado Department of Education says. But what do those low-income families do when the weekend rolls around?

The CE Shop helps tackle that problem in the Denver area by supporting Food For Thought Denver, which provides backpacks filled with food for the weekend to children at 72 local schools.

Just $4 is enough to feed a family of four for the weekend.

In six years, The CE Shop Foundation increased its impact tenfold, going from feeding 4,370 families of four in 2014 to feeding 43,923 families of four in 2020.

And now, in just the first five months of 2021, the foundation has collected $181,297 in donations — enough to feed about 45,324 families.

The CE Shop chose to support this cause because, as a leading provider of online education, the team believed that school-aged children should be able to focus on learning rather than worrying about where their next meal will come from. The CE Shop Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

The majority of The CE Shop Foundation’s donations come from either The CE Shop’s employees, who can choose to give through a payroll deduction, or its students, who can donate during checkout. Many employees also volunteer with Food For Thought Denver, helping to pack the food bags.

Since The CE Shop Foundation’s inception in 2014, the amount of money it has collected to feed families in need has increased every year. Less than halfway into 2021, the nonprofit has already surpassed 2020’s total. In 2020, the average monthly donation through The CE Shop’s checkout was $8,700; the average monthly donation for 2021 is $36,500, a 420% increase.

The Number of Families of Four Fed Per Year:

  • 2014: 4,370
  • 2015: 6,394
  • 2016: 10,268
  • 2017: 10,540
  • 2018: 16,555
  • 2019: 24,015
  • 2020: 43,923
  • 2021 (through May): 45,324

“The CE Shop is proud to be making a difference in the lives of children and families in our community,” said Dan Harris, President of the Real Estate Division at The CE Shop. “Giving back is an essential part of our company culture. We committed to battling childhood hunger because we believe that when children are well fed, they’re set up for success.”

For more information on The CE Shop’s work to eliminate childhood hunger in the Denver area, visit

About The CE Shop 

The CE Shop is the leading provider of real estate education with online courses available in all 50 states and D.C. Whether it’s Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, or Continuing Education, The CE Shop produces quality education for real estate professionals across the nation. We believe that the right education can truly make a difference.

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