Migrant Support in Denver



Please help support the migrant community by donating essential items. You can help provide crucial resources and support to those in need.

Holiday Gift Drive for Migrant Children

Holiday Gift Drive: Toys, clothes and school supplies, through December 18. Shop our Amazon Wishlist or drop off gifts in-person. Denver: The Mile High City.

The City and County of Denver will collect gifts through Dec. 18 for children staying in migrant shelter facilities. Learn how to donate by clicking on the dropdown box below:

Holiday Gift Drive for Migrant Children

Through Dec. 18, the City and County of Denver is collecting gifts for children staying in migrant shelter facilities.

What are we collecting?

Please review the table below for a list of items we are collecting for this gift drive. All gifts should be easily transportable and cost no more than $25. We also ask that you donate only new and unwrapped items.

Teens Children Infants
Backpacks / tote bags Backpacks Blankets
Warm shoes / boots Warm clothing Warm hats
Scarves / hats / gloves Legos Warm clothes / pajamas
Pajamas / slippers / socks Superhero action figures Handheld toys / rattles
Music devices, accessories Toy cars / trucks Blocks / bowls / balls
Books, journals or calendars (in Spanish or bilingual) Educational toys Teething toys
Lotions, lip balms Imaginative play toys Play mat
Hair care tools, supplies Dolls, accessories Stuffed animals
Nail polish and manicure sets Arts and crafts Board books (Spanish or bilingual)
Sports gear (portable) Books (in Spanish or bilingual) Unscented lotions and diaper creams
Sports apparel Board games / puzzles  
  Sports gear (portable)  
  Sports apparel  
  Toys (either non-battery powered, or with batteries attached)  

Where can I drop off gifts?

Gifts can be dropped off at either of two Denver Workforce Centers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays only.

The centers are located at the addresses below:

Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building
4685 Peoria St., Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239

Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building (Atrium)
Downtown Denver
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202

Can I shop online?

Yes, those wishing to shop online may do so through our Amazon Wish List at the link below. All gifts purchased online should be shipped to the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building (Montbello) address (4685 Peoria St., Suite 251, Denver, CO 80239).

Amazon Gift List


Other Donations

Out of concern for safety, bicycles and scooters of any size are not allowed on shelter property. Shelter guests who violate this standard will be given a warning, and if the issue persists, asked to leave.

We do understand that young children need stimulation. For this reason, we regularly direct families to nearby parks/playgrounds and are looking into creating safe play spaces for children within the shelters themselves. In the meantime, we highly encourage community partners and the general public to refer to the list of needed items below for our guests in shelter.

While all items are appreciated, we especially need:

  • Winter hats, gloves and scarves (men, women and children)
  • Hoodies, thermals and long sleeve shirts (men, women and children)
  • Closed toed or winter shoes (children’s)
  • Closed toed or winter shoes (women’s, sizes 4, 5, 6, 7)

For a complete list of needed items, click on the "Needed Items" button below:

Needed Items

Most needed items are listed in bold text on the table below: 

Item Sizes


Children, Women, & Men

All Sizes

Shirts: T-Shirts, Long sleeve & Thermals

Children, Women, & Men

All Sizes

Sweatshirts / Hoodies

Children, Women, & Men

All Sizes


Children, Women, & Men

All Sizes (Toddler-Adult)

Gloves / Mittens

Children, Women, & Men

All Sizes

Scarves Children, Women, & Men  
Winter Hats Children, Women, & Men  


Children, Women, & Men

Children: All Sizes

Women: All Sizes

Men: Medium and Large

Women’s Sports Bras


All Sizes

Closed Toed and Winter Shoes

Children, Women, & Men

Children: All Sizes

Women: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Men: All sizes

Where you can donate:

Until further notice, the donation site has changed from the Richard T. Castro building to the below locations:

Community Ministry (Children's clothing only)
1755 S Zuni St.
Denver, CO 80223
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Para Ti Mujer
150 Sheridan Blvd.
Suite 200
Lakewood, CO 80226
Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Colorado Changemakers Collective
12075 E 45th Ave.
Denver, CO 80239
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Please call (720) 385-9173 before dropping off donations.

Financial donations:

The Newcomers Fund is currently accepting monetary donations from the general public. Donations will go directly to the city’s nonprofit partners who are supporting migrants with resource navigation, shelter and other services. You can also help out by volunteering to support the response.


The following dashboard reflects current and historical data regarding the city's migrant support efforts. The top section shows current day totals of the number of migrants arriving in Denver (yesterday and today), the total number of migrants served by the city since the city started keeping records, the current number of migrants in city facilities, and the current number of migrants in non-city facilities operated by city staff and volunteers.

View dashboard in a separate window    

Integration Opportunities (Training and Support Services)

Nonprofits, educators, and businesses: If you have identified training or support services for the migrants that promote integration opportunities in the Denver metro area, please connect with: 

Servicios de la Raza | serviciosdelaraza.org
3131 W. 14th Ave.
303-458-5851 | info@servisiosdelaraza.org

El Centro Humanitario | www.centrohumanitario.org
303-292-4115 | info@centrohumanitario.org

VIVE Wellness | www.vivewellness.org
1620 E. 36th Ave.
720-440-1235 | info@vivewellness.org

File a Complaint About Migrant Services

QR code and text to file a complaint

Use this form to file a complaint about migrant services. Your response will be sent to the Denver Human Services (DHS) Complaint Resolution Liaison and will be kept confidential to the extent possible to resolve the complaint. 

Utilice este formulario para presentar una queja sobre los servicios para migrantes. Su respuesta se enviará al enlace de resolución de quejas del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Denver (DHS) y se mantendrá confidencial en la medida de lo posible para resolver la queja.

File a Complaint About Migrant Services | Presente una queja sobre los servicios para migrantes