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Thanks for your donations to our 2018 Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive!

Thank you to all of our generous donors and volunteers who helped make this year's Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive our best yet! Registration for donating to this drive has now closed.

If you'd still like to give, we are still in need of donors to make general holiday gift donations. In addition, GIVE Denver accepts monetary donations all year long. (Please see "How to GIVE" below.)

We are also always accepting general donations for basic necessity items, like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. Click here to find out more.


About the Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive

Each year before the holiday season, GIVE Denver and Denver Human Services coordinate the Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. 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. In 2018, our donors have adopted nearly 200 families, more than 100 teens, and more than 100 seniors.

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 shop for and pick out gifts just for them.


Who can receive gifts through this drive?

Please note that 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 has created a resource list of community programs that are hosting events this holiday season. To obtain the Holiday Resource list, contact us at or 720-944-GIVE (4483).


How to GIVE:

Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior
We have officially fulfilled ALL of our donor/gift recipient matches for 2018, but we are still in need of general donations! General holiday gift donations allow us to provide gifts for other DHS customers in need who cannot be matched with donors. These can include families and individuals served by our Child Support program and Homeless Outreach team. 

Donate Holiday Gifts
Bring your general donation of unwrapped holiday gifts to the GIVE Center at Denver Human Services (1200 Federal Blvd.) during designated drop-off times only (see below) 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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