For his entire career, and even into his retirement, Jim White has worked with individuals and families from all walks of life, from pre-school to the elderly on the Meals on Wheels program. Jim retired after 35 years of employment with the Volunteers of America not long ago, where he served as the director of marketing and community affairs. But his commitment to giving back continues. Along the way, Jim has been rightly recognized for his good works; he has received honors from former Denver Mayor Webb, served on Colorado’s Martin Luther King Holiday Committee, and was 5280 Magazine’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2012. He currently volunteers with the Colorado Symphony, KUVO 89.3 Jazz Radio and, of course, with arc Thrift. He was named Denver7’s Everyday Hero.


  • His many years of helping his community through serving nonprofit organizations.
  • His long-time involvement with arc’s relief program.
  • Inspiring dignity to people from all walks of life.
  • Secondhand and the importance in the recycling movement.
  • The gift of books to children to inspire a love of reading.
  • His Books and a Bite program that has given out 115,000 books!
  • His love of Christmas and the many years he has played Santa Claus for the organizations he works for.
  • Finding his purpose.