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GIVE Denver and Denver Human Services are excited to kick off 2018’s Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive! Now in its eighth year, this donation drive ensures holiday gifts find their way to children, families, teens, and seniors served by DHS regardless of their financial or family situation.

Working hand-in-hand with Denver Human Services (DHS) social caseworkers, families and individuals served by DHS are nominated to be “adopted,” or sponsored, by generous donors in our community who will shop for and pick out gifts just for them.

Who can receive gifts through this drive?

At this time, we are unable to donate directly to individuals or take requests from the community to nominate other clients to receive gifts from this holiday drive. If you or someone you know is in need of gifts this holiday season, GIVE Denver will be creating a resource list of community programs that are hosting events this holiday season. To obtain the Holiday Resource list, contact GIVE at or 720-944-GIVE (4483).


How to GIVE:

Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior
Beginning Nov. 1,
register here to "adopt," or sponsor, a family, teen, or senior and then go shopping especially for them! Register to donate by Dec. 1. (Registration link will be available here in late October.)

Donate Holiday Gifts
Bring your general donation of holiday gifts to the GIVE Center at Denver Human Services (1200 Federal Blvd.) during designated drop off times only and we’ll take it to someone in need. 

Need some gift inspiration? The following items are always useful:

  • Gifts for infants, teens, and/or adults
    • We receive many general gifts for children age 3 through 12 years old
  • Cold weather accessories (hats, gloves, scarves, socks)
  • Denver team sports gear (Broncos, Rockies, etc.)
  • Bath sets
  • Candles
  • Throw blankets
  • Young adult books
  • Craft kits

Donor Drop-off Times

Drop off items at the GIVE Center (1200 Federal Blvd.) during the following dates and times: 

  • Dec. 1 (Sat), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 (Tue), 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 (Thu), 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 (Fri), 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 (Sat), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 10 (Mon), 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 (Wed), 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Checks can be mailed to:

GIVE Denver
Re: Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204

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


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GIVE Center

Denver Human Services
Richard T. Castro Center
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
720-944-GIVE (720-944-4483)

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(closed daily from noon - 1 p.m.)

*Hours are subject to change 



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