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GIVE Denver Launches 2016 Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive

DENVER – GIVE Denver, a program of Denver Human Services (DHS), today launched the 2016 Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. Each year, GIVE Denver pairs donors with hundreds of families, teens and seniors served by DHS Child Welfare, Veteran Services and Adult Protection programs. The GIVE Denver Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive ensures that those served by DHS enjoy the spirit of the holiday season regardless of their financial or family situation.

“Each year, we are overjoyed with the generosity our community shows toward people who may struggle to afford holiday gifts for their children or loved ones or who may not otherwise receive them at all,” DHS Executive Director Don Mares said. “We appreciate the donors who give generously every year and encourage others who may not have given in the past to help us spread the holiday cheer even further this year.”

Since 2011 the annual holiday gift drive has served more than 5,500 people. In 2015, donors provided holiday gifts to 284 families, 87 teens and 130 seniors.

There are three easy ways to donate to the GIVE Denver Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive:

  1. Team up with your network or register as an individual donor to adopt a family, teen or senior and receive a personal wish list from the recipient(s).
  2. Drop off a gift to any designated site by December 17, 2016 and GIVE Denver will deliver it to someone not adopted by a donor.
  3. Make a Tax Deductible Financial Contribution. Let GIVE Denver do the shopping for you and make a credit card donation by clicking HERE or send checks to GIVE Denver, 1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO, 80204 with “Adopt a Family” in the memo line.

To adopt a family, teen or senior, make a donation, or for more information, please go to or call (720) 944-GIVE. Download a printable flyer here.


2016 Drop-Off Dates & Locations

1200 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO, 80204

(For gifts to specific gift recipients and general gifts)

Wednesday, December 7th, 8am -4pm

Friday, December 9th, 8am-4pm

Saturday, December 10th, 10am-4pm

Wednesday, December 14th, 8am -4pm

Friday, December 16th, 8am-4pm

Saturday, December 17th, 10am-4pm

NOTE: If you need to drop off to the GIVE Center outside of the scheduled drop off times, please call GIVE Denver at (720) 944-GIVE (4483) to request and schedule a drop off time when a staff or volunteer will be available to assist you.


Wellington E. Webb Building

(For general gift donations only—2 donation bins available in Webb atrium)

November 9th-December 9th, 8am-4pm on business days