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Every Summer, students served by Denver Human Services (DHS) in our Child Welfare department are nominated by their caseworkers to be “adopted,” or sponsored, by generous donors in our community who purchase a backpack and school supplies just for them!

We will also once again host a backpack giveaway at our annual #BeSupported Family Fair, where generous donations of backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to clients on a first come, first serve basis

Last year, donors like you helped us provide backpacks to 1,800 students in need, surpassing our goal of 1,000! With your help, our goal is to distribute 1,800 backpacks once again to the youth of Denver Human Services for the 2019-2020 school year!

Here’s how you can give:

1.   Adopt-a-Student

Registration is now closed - all of our students have been sponsored!

2.   Donate School Supplies

Help GIVE Denver fill backpacks by donating backpacks and school supplies. These backpacks will be distributed to families in need at the Denver Human Services #BeSupported Fair on August 10!

Donation Room Drop-off Schedule

Friday, Aug. 2 – 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3 – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5 – 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9 – 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Denver Human Services, Richard T. Castro Center 
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
First floor entrance, to the left of the security desk in Room 1154

You can also drop off your donations of general school supplies at one of our public collection sites around Denver!

3.   Make a Monetary Donation

Let us do the shopping for you! Click here to make a credit card donation or mail a check addressed to GIVE Denver. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

Contact us at or 720-944-GIVE (4483) for more information.


Our Other Annual Events


Spring Showers Hygiene Drive


Each month, the Denver Human Services GIVE Center provides free hygiene items to more than 600 Denver residents. These items are available only because of donations from the community. Our Spring Showers Hygiene Drive is our annual hygiene item and fundraising drive that supports they monthly hygiene program.


Holiday Gift Drive


The Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive ensures holiday gifts find their way to children, families, teens, and seniors served by Denver Human Services programs, regardless of their financial or family situation. The drive occurs every November and December.


Project Homeless Connect


Project Homeless Connect is Denver’s largest one-day resource fair for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. A wide variety of services are available to guests, including medical check-ups, housing resources, food, job search/resume help, pet services, veteran services, assistance benefits services, coats, and more.