Dec 24, 2015
DENVER – Dec 24, 2015 – GIVE Denver’s annual Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive has delivered donated gifts to nearly 300 families, 100 teens and more than 100 seniors this holiday season. The goals of this year’s drive were exceeded thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the Denver area.
Though the gift drive has closed, GIVE Denver is still accepting financial donations to provide for families not matched through the charity drive. Donations can be made at any time, online at www.denvergov.org/GIVE.
“Again and again, our case workers have shared stories of delivering gifts to clients and their tearful, joyous reactions,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Don Mares. “It’s a great reminder that service is its own reward and there’s no better feeling than providing joy and hope to those who need it most.”
In addition to pairing donors with families, teens and seniors, GIVE Denver handed out more than 800 toys and gifts made from general donations through their protection, prevention and assistance programs.
GIVE Denver, the fundraising and donation program of Denver Human Services, leverages contributions from the public, volunteers and community partnerships to provide support to underprivileged individuals and families in crisis. GIVE Denver conducts three annual donation drives to support the operation of the GIVE Denver resource center at Denver Human Services where people in need are connected to community resources and basic necessities, such as hygiene items and vital documents. Additionally, GIVE Denver volunteers refer clients to community based service providers such as food pantries, clothing banks, programs providing utility and rental assistance and other lifeline resources.
About Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services provides assistance, protection and prevention services to Denver’s most vulnerable residents. Assistance programs are provided to eligible Denver residents in financial need and include federal food, cash and medical benefits, as well as child care, child support, energy, rental and burial assistance. Protection and Prevention services are provided via child, youth and adult protection services, along with community focused programming including veterans’ services, homeless services, and substance abuse awareness campaigns. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/humanservices.