Denver announces holiday gift drive for migrant children

Published on December 04, 2023

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Gifts collected at two Denver Workforce Centers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.,
Mondays through Thursdays only, through December 18

DENVER – The City and County of Denver today announced it will hold a holiday gift drive for migrant children staying in its shelter system. Denver is currently sheltering 2,600 people, many of whom are children.

From Dec. 4-18, new and unwrapped gifts from the recommended list (below) 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 inside the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building at 4685 Peoria St., Suite 251 in Montbello, and downtown in the atrium of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building at 201 W. Colfax Ave.

Migrant families remain in transition and gifts should be easily transportable. Toys requiring batteries should have batteries provided, taped to the gift. Those who prefer to shop online may do so through our Amazon wishlist. Items sent through Amazon should be mailed to the Montbello location and purchased by Dec. 15 to ensure timely arrival.

Gifts should cost no more than $25 to ensure equity and will be distributed in the days leading up to Christmas. We greatly appreciate the community’s support in this effort to bring job to children throughout the holidays.

While safety concerns prevent us from allowing media to be present during distribution, we welcome interviews and video/photo opportunities during the gift drive. Call 720-955-4932 or email MCDOC_PIO@denvergov.org to set up an interview.

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