Denver free Christmas and holiday programs.

Assistance is available at Christmas for a wide range of struggling and low income families in the Denver area including nearby counties. The main programs include free Christmas toys from Angel Tree as well as gifts from Toys for Tots. There are also charities or churches that give free Thanksgiving or Christmas food, presents, gift cards, and other support. Donations of clothes and toys as well as volunteers preparing meals allow thousands of children as well as elderly residents to experience joy at the holidays.

The primary non-profits or charities that help the vulnerable at Christmas are below. If an organization can't assist, then the volunteers may have referrals to other places to turn to so that a child can have a present given to them. The resources, whether small gifts, winter coats, games, or toys are available across all counties, including Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, and Douglas.

Note that each of the holiday programs has terms and conditions in place. Some only help people in a shelter, others assist senior citizens. The enrollment period to sign up for help at Christmas usually takes place in the summer or fall, as that is when many of the Adopt a Family donation programs are rolled out to the community.

Toys for Tots
Address is 11420 E. 51st Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80239
The enrollment process is online, and this gift giving program is run in partnership with organizations such as the Marine Corps. Both new and gently used toys are accepted from the public and then given to needy children. They cover Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson and Boulder County. URL is https://aurora-co.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx

 

 

 

 

Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys
National Western Complex
Denver, Colorado, 80216
Dial 720-330-2804
A free toy shop is open one day per year. Items are passed out on a first come and served basis to needy Denver children. There may be legos, stocking stuffers, hygiene supplies, and more.

Senior Answers and Services, Inc.
Address is 1330 Leyden St
Denver, CO, 80220
303-333-3482
Low income seniors are given free boxes of food for Christmas. Fruit, gifts, bread, and more.

Denver Inner City Parish
Address is 1212 Mariposa St.
Denver, CO 80204
Phone (303) 629-0636
This is only for residents of the city/county of Denver. Each year they collect items, including Christmas toys or food, from the community and try to assist thousands of children. The entire family may be given food baskets, Christmas meals, small toys, and more. They also offer free Thanksgiving food or meal baskets.

 

 

 

 

Denver Rescue Mission
6100 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
Phone number – 303.297.1815
Based on donation levels, free Christmas toys, gifts, and food may be passed out to the homeless and vulnerable from the charity.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
There are over 15 in the area. Call a local center. Thousands of children are assisted each year from the holiday programs (both Thanksgiving and Christmas) that are run by this organization.

Community Ministry
Address is 1755 S. Zuni. St
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 936-0469
Christmas or Thanksgiving food boxes have the ingredients for a complete holiday dinner. Another program, the Sharing Tree, may offer a designated dollar amount of presents to children or teenagers.

Denver Santa Claus Shop
Location is 2150 S. Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222
720.944.3666
This non-profit works with DSCS, welfare and government agencies as well as charities to help children, single moms, immigrants, and low income families. Free Christmas toys, gifts, winter jackets, gift cards and more may be given to households that receive government benefits such as SNAP food stamps or cash aid.

Servicios De La Raza
3131 W 14th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80204
For program terms, call (303) 458-5851

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
2660 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
Phone - (303) 297-0408
A Santa Shop is for kids age 0 to 18. Games, books, free winter clothes, bicycles, trucks, Marvel figures and other Christmas toys may be offered.

 

 

 

Denver metropolitan Salvation Army locations
There are several centers. Resources for low income families range from Angel Tree/Adopt a Family to financial aid. Volunteers may also deliver a low cost (or free) Christmas meal to the homebound. They also server holiday meals at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. More on the Salvation Army in Denver County.
3460 S Sherman St #202, Englewood, CO Colorado (303) 761-6111
4751 Broadway St, Denver, CO 80211. Dial (303) 294-0827
Adams County - 802 Quari Ct, Aurora, Colorado, 80011. Phone - (303) 364-1965
Jefferson region is at 1080 Birch St, Broomfield, CO 80020. Phone - (303) 635-3018.
Douglas - 18349 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy, Parker, CO, phone (720) 851-0202

Warren Village
1323 Gilpin St.
Denver, Colorado 80218
Dial (303) 321-2345
The Warren Village’s Holiday Shop is only open to clients of the agency. They can “shop” for presents, games, books, gender specific toys and more for their child. Single parents/moms from Denver also use this resource.

Comitis Crisis Center
Address is 2178 Victor Street
Aurora, Colorado, 80045
Dial 303-898-5507
They offer Christmas help in Adams County. There may also be free winter coats for kids, small toys for teenagers or infants, support for single mothers and others.

Assistance League of Denver region
6265 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (720) 638-3650
There is a low cost thrift store, free school supplies, some Christmas assistance for kids and other programs. Low income families and seniors can get free Christmas toys, gift cards, clothes, groceries, coupons for turkey dinners and many other goods.

 

 

 

 

New Vision Assembly of God
Location is 5430 W. 73rd Ave
Westminster, Colorado, 80003
Phone: 720-236-0595
The church helps the poor, less fortunate, and disadvantaged.

Street Envy Denver MC
3630 Hudson St.
Denver, Colorado, 80207
Call 720-434-3879

PROJECT HOPE
Location is 2930 Monaco Pkwy
Denver, Colorado, 80207-2851
Number is 720-945-0108
A toys for Tots affiliated organization for Denver County. Dolls, games, toy trucks, books, electronics, and many other free Christmas toys may be given based on donations.

Queen of Peace Parish
13120 E. Kentucky Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80015
Phone: 303-755-9173
There is help at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Food boxes, groceries, Christmas presents and other assistance can be offered in Arapahoe County.

Let Your Light Shine - An Adams County Toys for Tots application sit
Main office is 11860 Pecos Street
Westminster, Colorado, 80234
Primary Phone: 720-979-2322

Way to Heaven
Mailing address is 1563 Clinton Street
Aurora, Colorado, 80010
720-427-8553

 

 

 

 

Hope Communities, Inc.
2543 California Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
Dial 720-593-4460
Teenagers and children under the age of 14 can apply for free Christmas toys. Based on donations all sorts of games, books, clothing items, and other presents for young boys and girls may be offered as part of Toys for Tots.

 

By Jon McNamara

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