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DHS' Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive is going on now


Denver Human Services’ eighth-annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive is going on now! Throughout the month of July, staff at the DHS GIVE Center work with community members and donors to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for children whose families are clients of Denver Human Services, including children in foster care, experiencing homelessness, or whose families otherwise can't afford to help them. To  make this year’s drive a success, they your help! Here’s how you can help:

1.  Share the drive on your social media channels.

Help spread the word by commenting on and sharing DHS’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.

2.   Adopt-a-Student

Register here to “adopt,” or sponsor, a specific student and then go shopping especially for them! Register to donate by July 31 to allow time for caseworkers distribute the supplies in advance of the start of the school year. You can also register to adopt a student with your family, friends, or team.

3.   Donate School Supplies

Help DHS fill backpacks by donating backpacks and school supplies. These backpacks will be distributed to families in need at the #BeSupported: Child Support and Family Resource Fair at the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center on Saturday, August 11. Download this year's school supply list [PDF]. Donations can be dropped off at DHS during scheduled donation drop-off days (if the days don’t work for you, contact the GIVE team – they’ll be happy to arrange an alternate time for you). Find the donation schedule here. The donation drop-off station is located on the first floor of the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) to the left of the security desk in room 1154.

4.   Make a Monetary Donation

Let DHS do the shopping for you! Click here to make a credit card donation or mail a check addressed to GIVE Denver. All donations of money and items are tax deductible.

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