Robert Zearing started Dads of Castle Rock as a joke social group in response to a group called Moms of Castle Rock. Funny memes and just making friends. For the next 5 months we grew friendships, and started hosting gatherings. At that point we realized we had something special. 6 of us sat down and decided that we would form a non-profit (Dads of Castle Rock Community Outreach) so that we could fill the needs of our community.
A Community United and in Action
Dads of Castle Rock Community Outreach non-profit raised over $500k and grew to 2,100 members. The non-profit funds were raised through merchandise sales and over a dozen events each year (golf tournaments, cornhole tournaments, trunk or treats, etc). This allowed the start to a benevolence program which provides grants to those in need in our community, hosted life skills workshops for our town youth, host Sober Dad meetings, have a yearly Adopt A Family for Christmas, hold numerous random events, participate in all kinds of projects, and built a brotherhood comprised of newly formed life long friends.
DoCR and Community Rally to Help Marshall Fire Victims
The Marshall Fire in Louisville and Supirior Colorado was the most destructive fire Colorado has ever had. When the news of the fire was reported, the Dads of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock community leaped into action. One message from Robert Zearing started what would become the largest relief effort the Dads of Castle Rock had ever done, “500 homes lost to the fires up north so far… time to get to work.”
DoCR recognized by Board of Douglas County Commissioners
On January 25th, 2022, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners recognized the Dads of Castle Rock Community Outreach for their efforts to generate donations for victims of the Marshall Fire. This group’s 2,000 members represent all social, economic, religious, political and racial backgrounds, and have a true passion for community.