"The companies that donate rather than destroy their usable items and the volunteers who help the Redistribution Center distribute those items to the needy are truly a blessing. We aren’t just providing help to one particular type of individual or organization. We are a link in a chain of giving and contribution that is much bigger than our one organization—we are helping others help the world"
— Ranya Kelly, Founder and President
Contributions We've Made
Awards and Recognition
Ranya Kelly, the founder and President of the Redistribution Center has won numerous awards for her tireless volunteer work, including:
Ranya and the Redistribution Center have been featured on multiple television programs and in many publications, including Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Parade, GuidePost, Westword, and The Denver Post. Ranya also participated in a 1996 White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach program.
- National Caring Award, Caring Institute, Washington, DC
- Jefferson Award, American Institute for Public Service
- Community Service Award, J.C. Penney
- 9 Who Care Award, KUSA-TV Denver, Colorado
- 7 Everyday Hero 2003, Channel 7 News, Denver, Colorado
- Arvada Woman of the Year, Arvada, Colorado
- Citizen of the Year, Jefferson County, Colorado Board of Realtors
- Good as Gold Award, Publisher’s Clearing House Award
- Certificate of Appreciation, Arvada, Colorado Fire Protection District