DHS and Children's Museum of Denver Partner for Museum2Go Kits
Published on May 13, 2021
Museum2Go Kits will be distributed to families in temporary shelter at the Volunteers of America Motel
To continue to support Denver residents in need, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus and Denver Human Services are partnering to provide 1,500 activity kits to families experiencing homelessness who are staying at the Volunteers of America Family Motel. The interactive Museum2Go kits will include open-ended art supplies and materials to facilitate hands-on learning and exploration, as well as a Brain Sparks activity guide with engaging, developmentally appropriate activities for children newborn through age eight developed by the Museum’s educators.
“The Museum is excited to extend its innovative brand of learning through play to families struggling during this unprecedented time and to continue its long commitment to ensuring support and access for all children and families throughout Colorado,” said Museum President, Mike Yankovich.
The Volunteers of America Family Motel provides emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Denver. Through the program, Denver Human Services also provides emergency case management services to assist families in moving to more stable housing, as well as additional resource navigation and support.
“Denver Human Services is committed to serving residents with dignity and compassion, and to ensuring children and families have the tools and resources they need to thrive,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Don Mares. “We are excited to continue to partner with the Children’s Museum to find innovative ways to ensure that children have the opportunity to explore and learn regardless of their circumstances.”
Museum2Go Kits are made possible by Buell Foundation, with additional support provided by IKEA Centennial.