Do Good.
Feel Good.

Through people powered do-goodery, you can create a lasting impact.

Everyone has the ability to give
back and do good.

  • Connection to others.

    Hands on volunteer events build community.

  • Feel good high.

    The happy byproduct of rolling up your sleeves and giving back.

  • Ripple Effect.

    Little acts of do-goodery nationwide are adding up to make big change.

Our vision.

Can’d Aid is nationally recognized as a game changer in the way people build community. Our unique, grassroots model mobilizes people of all walks of life. We call this “people powered do-goodery.”

Signature programs provide an ongoing platform for engagement and create lasting impact. Through our culture of innovation, we have earned a reputation for spearheading new programs that respond and adapt to evolving community needs.

  • We have also...

    Recycled the equivalent of 59 million cans.

  • For the neighborhood we have...

    Built 4,038 bikes and skateboards.

  • And that’s not to mention having...

    Donated 1,791 instruments.

  • And To top it all off we have...

    Donated over 1.6 million cans of water to communities post-disaster.

But We Can’t
Do It Alone!

Get Involved Today

Our team.

Can’d Aid’s Executive Director

Diana Ralston

She oversees all aspects of the growing nonprofit’s activities, including honing the big picture vision, keeping the Board informed and engaged, securing new partners and working to launch innovative programs. Her 20 years in Crested Butte instilled a passion for all things outdoors & artsy and if she’s not stubbornly struggling uphill on her REEB single speed, trail running or at an art show, she’s probably out in search of the perfect kale salad.

Can’d Aid’s Director of Operations + Programs

Sarah Leavitt

She helps build new programs from the ground up, works to strengthen and scale current projects and helps run the more mundane day-to-day details necessary for ensuring that Can’d Aid ticks. When not serving as the defacto in-house IT Manager, Sarah enjoys riding her bike as quickly up a mountain as possible, beers around a campfire and arguing with Alyssa over what music to play in the office.

Can’d Aid’s Program and Outreach Manager

Alyssa Lile

She helps implement and streamline programs, oversees fundraising event execution and manages partnerships. Outside of Can’d Aid, she’s seeking single-track and higher elevation by bike or by foot, hanging with family and friends, and loving on everyone else’s dogs – while daydreaming about a little house in the mountains to call her own. She’s always accompanied by a soundtrack from 40+ years ago, unless she’s at the piano herself trying to resurrect the pianist she was as a kid.

Can’d Aid’s Director of Engagement

Sara Hannafin

Sara had a long-standing friendship with Can’d Aid before joining the team through her previous work at All Hands and Hearts, a disaster relief organization. Sara has over 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience specializing in building funding streams from the ground up and securing solid long-term relationships through corporate engagement. Sara loves to cook, eat and drink. Therefore, she also runs.

Can’d Aid’s Program Coordinator

Logan Firehammer

She helps to coordinate projects within each of our program areas, including bike builds, skateboard builds, instrument donations, and river cleanups. She facilitates volunteer outreach and event marketing efforts, and she travels nationwide to manage day-of coordination at many of our events! Outside of spreading people powered do-goodery, Logan loves waterskiing, hiking, campfires, and all things food.

Can’d Aid’s Special Events Coordinator

Abbi Arneson

She works to ensure that events run smoothly and that folks are engaging with Can’d Aid on all levels, from volunteering to partnerships. When she isn’t chipping away at the details of event operations, Abbi is most likely trail-running with her dog or exploring our backyard in the Rockies. She loves good food, good beer, and she definitely wants to pet your dog.

Can’d Aid Michigan Ambassador

Lindsey VanDenBoom

She is focused on bringing Can’d Aid efforts to the Mid-West through her full-time marketing position at Perrin Brewing Company. She has assisted in hosting several bike builds, instrument donations, river clean-ups and brainstorming any unique opportunity to bring do-goodery efforts to the community! When she has time to slow down, you’ll find her jet setting to another adventure, on her yoga mat, or hunting for her next plant baby. #PlantsAsPets

Our Partners.

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective

As CANarchy’s partner nonprofit, we work with their collective of breweries to implement people powered do-goodery projects nationwide.

Ball Corporation

Through the Crush it Crusade, we work to launch sustainable recycling programs and educate consumers on the benefits of infinitely recyclable aluminum cans.

Rock and Roll Playhouse

RRPH hosts family friendly rock concerts where a % of every ticket sold is donated to Can’d Aid’s TUNES program.

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water

1% of every can purchased benefits Can’d Aid’s clean river and water projects.