Denver Rescue Mission: Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets
1701 Bryant St., Denver, CO
303-313-2456 (Holiday Hotline)
Capacity has been reached for online registration, but families can show up on Tuesday, November 24 at 11am to receive a box (feeds 8-10 people) on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Denver Rescue Mission: Thanksgiving Meals
2222 Lawrence St. Denver, CO
303-313-2456 (Holiday Hotline)
Meals offered Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 12-1pm at Lawrence St. Community Shelter for families.
Family Resource Center
12000 E. 47th Ave. #113, Denver, CO 80239
Toy drive, adopt-a-family, thanksgiving food boxes available. Contact for more information.
Volunteers of America: Christmas Baskets
2877 Lawrence St., Denver, CO
303-297-0408 Ext. 3379
Eligibility: Bring photo ID if able
Registration link: www.tinyurl.com/freexmasdinner
Provides Christmas dinner baskets for pick-up in Denver to individuals and families. Registration will be held online, and will open on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 8am until all baskets are claimed. Baskets will be available for pick-up on Monday, December 21st, 2020.
Denver Human Services: Adopt-A-Family
1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204
Only for residents of the city/country of Denver. The entire family may be given food baskets, meals, small toys, and more. Other local Human Service offices may offer similar services to their county residents.
The Salvation Army: Christmas Resources
Eligibility: Need photo ID, proof of residence (lease, utility bill, or mail received from the school district or another government agency), birth certificate for each child registered, official custody or guardianship papers, clothing and shoe sixes, and a toy wish for each child. No private information is shared with donors.
Must register online. Children and senior adults can be registered and accepted as an angel. Once accepted, their wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing, toys, and other gifts.
Christmas Tree Project
4575 Galley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Tree request link: http://www.thechristmastreeproject.org/request-tree.html
Do not email to request a tree. Go online and follow the link to fill out the form to request a tree. The tree giveaway is typically held within the first two weeks of December. Any requests that come in past the distribution will be added to the list for the following year. It should be noted that this agency is located in Colorado Springs but serves the entire state. It is unclear whether families will be expected to pick-up their tree or if it will be delivered, so if this is of concern to you, it may be a good idea to call for assistance.
Annual Toy Shop: Kenzi’s Causes
4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9-4pm (or until supplies run out)
Eligibility: Individuals must be a parent/guardian of a child aged 0-18 (children not allowed at event)
Parents will receive 1 new toy, 1 new small toy, 1 stuffed animal, and 1 wooden toy car for each child.
To find more holiday resources in your area, please visit 211’s website or call 211.
Food Banks in The Cole Area
*All Information Gathered from Food Bank of The Rockies*
Cole H.S. Food Pantry
3240 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Thursdays after school from 3-4pm
Not open during school holidays
Epworth United Church
3401 High St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Tuesdays from 11-2pm and Thursdays 11-4pm
Eligibility: Need picture ID and proof of address
Sharing & Caring Ministries
3739 Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 11-2pm
Clients may receive food assistance once a month.
HOPE Food Bank
2024 N Clarkson St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:30am
FBR Mobile Pantry—Denver Human Services East Office
3815 Steel St., Denver, CO 80205
Hours: 3rd Friday of every month from 9:00am until food is gone. Arriving no later than 9:30am is recommended.
Eligibility Requirements: Need picture ID
We are currently operating within the safety guidelines and recommendations of the CDC by using a drive-through model. We are still able to accommodate those without a vehicle. Please wear a mask to protect the health of the volunteers and yourself.
A Few Fun Activities to Do This Winter
Parade of Lights
When: Nov. 27–Dec. 31, 2020
Where: Throughout downtown Denver
The Downtown Denver Partnership is transforming the community tradition, 9News Parade of Lights, in 2020! We are thrilled to announce that this year's Parade will be a multi-week, socially safe extravaganza of activities across downtown. The floats you know and love will be displayed throughout downtown, from Denver Pavilions to Denver Union Station, offering multiple chances for our community to relish in the charm and excitement of the holiday season again and again.
When: Dec. 4–31, 2020
Where: Denver Zoo
It's official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado's WILDEST winter wonderland. Don't miss this year's historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.