Jan 17, 2017
Annual drive pairs gifts from donors with families, teens and seniors served by DHS
DENVER – Thanks to the generosity of Denver donors, GIVE Denver provided thousands of gifts to families, teens, seniors, veterans and many others served by Denver Human Services during the holiday season through the annual GIVE Denver Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive. Donors “adopted” 160 families, 133 teens and 81 seniors and helped fill their wish lists with holiday gifts. New this year, thanks to donations from the public another 2,000 gifts were distributed to more customers of DHS, such as veterans, the homeless and people facing extreme poverty.
“Nothing can replace the smiles and joy that we see each year from donors, those who receive gifts and the DHS staff who organize and assist with the Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Drive each year,” said DHS Executive Director Don Mares. “We are fortunate to live in a community that not only stepped up to provide gifts to hundreds of families, teens and seniors served by DHS, but went above and beyond, allowing us to spread the holiday cheer even further this year.”
The annual Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive is one of four annual drives administered by GIVE Denver, a program of Denver Human Services. GIVE Denver also hosts the annual Spring Showers Hygiene Drive in April, Adopt a Student Drive in July and Masquerade Ball. The Masquerade Ball is GIVE Denver’s annual general fundraising event and will be held this year on March 10, 2017 at History Colorado. For more information on this and other drives operated by GIVE Denver, please visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE.