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Holiday toy drives in Denver

15 Holiday Toy Drives in Denver: How to Help Colorado Kids

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The holidays in Denver can be downright magical and we recently published our Holiday Guide to Fun in Denver with many free activities and light displays.

But with the rising costs in Colorado, many of our friends and neighbors are struggling to make ends make. Please join us if you are able in helping make these Colorado kids’ Christmas wishes come true with these Christmas Toy Drives in Denver. Not in the financial position to donate? Many of these wonderful companies are looking for holiday volunteers so be sure to reach out to them.

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Holiday Toy Drives in Denver

Angel Trees from Salvatation Armies

Most people know The Salvation Army for their Red Kettles, their Angel Trees, and their strong presence during the holiday season. In a typical year, they put new clothes and toys under the tree for one million children who usually must go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season more rewarding for the gift giver and happier for the receiver. This year, please consider taking a few more angels off the tree or donating gifts in bulk. The donations they collect during the holiday season not only help us provide gifts to children who would otherwise go without, but they also help provide food, shelter, and utility assistance to those who need it most every day of the year. salvationarmyusa.org/usn/brighten-the-holidays/

Arvada Wheat Ridge Santa House

Now in its 14th year, AWRSAY and the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Foundation’s Santa House has provided gifts to over 12,000 families. They have a new location at Storyline Church, 14605 W 63th Avenue, Arvada. Please drop unwrapped new toys and/or gently used or new books for infants through age 12  now through Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p. at any Apex Facility, Red Rocks Community College or Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Inquires may be directed Paula Emerson at [email protected]

#BeAGiver Holiday Gift Drive

The city of Denver’s annual #BeAGiver Holiday Gift Drive is underway! They are collecting holiday gifts for people served by Denver Human Services (DHS). These are children, families, older adults, and adults with disabilities in need. Many of them are facing financial or family situations. Sponsor a family, child or an older adult who is supported by DHS. Registration will be open until Nov. 21, 2022 or until all gift rdenvergov.org

Colorado Toys for Tots Holiday Drive

Les Schwab is honored to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on the Toys for Tots holiday toy drive, to make sure Colorado families that need a little help with gifts for their kids can make dreams come true. Bring new, unwrapped toys to a participating Colorado Les Schwab by December 10 and they’ll make sure they get to needy families. Join thousands of Colorado donors in participating. Drop your contributions of toys at any participating Colorado Les Schwab Monday through Saturday during our regular business hours. lesschwab.com/article/denver-toys-for-tots.html

Denver Santa Claus Shop 

Larry H. Miller Dealerships is hosting its 8th annual Holiday Toy Drive in support of the Denver Santa Claus Shop from Nov. 11 – Dec. 3, 2022. The yearly initiative helps ensure that there is “a toy for every girl and boy” in Metro Denver during the holiday season. The drive will culminate in a toy distribution conducted by the Denver Santa Claus Shop for nearly 15,000 children and families.During the drive, new and “gently-loved” toys are being collected for children ages newborn through 11 years old, including dolls, books, balls, board games, building blocks, and toy cars. Members of the public may drop off donations at several of their dealerships. Monetary contributions can be made online at denversantaclausshop.org/donate.

Denver Vibe Toy Drive

Contribute to this toy donation benefiting the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center.  Please keep teenagers in mind, as often times they are scarce on gift donations for this age group. Stop by for a complimentary coffee or hot hot chocolate in exchange for your generous donations. Queen’s Eleven, 3603 Walnut STree, Denver on Friday, Dec. 2 between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. denvervibe.com/event/denver-vibe-toy-drive/

Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop Annual Toy Drive in Denver

At their 16th Annual Toy Drive in Denver, they will provide assistance to 3,500 children ages birth to 18. We plan to provide each child with a big toy, a small toy, and a wooden toy car. Registration will be required to attend the event and guarantee toys for your child(ren). December 3, 2022, 8:45 am – 4 pm at National Western Complex. More information: kenziscauses.org/toy-shop-denver/.

Hope and Home Toy Drive for Kids in Foster Care

It’s never been easier to help make sure that kids in foster care have gifts to open at Christmastime! Simply click on the link below for the region you’d like to shop for, browse the Amazon wish list, make a purchase, and your gift will be shipped directly to the Hope & Home office you’ve selected. From there, our staff will make sure that your gift is placed into the Christmas store to be given to children in foster care.  In-person and virtual toy drives are available hopeandhome.org/toydrive/.

Holiday Toy Drive Aprahoe County Sheriff

The Arapahoe County Sheif’s Office,, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Arapahoe Lodge 31, participate in their own toy drive to provide children and seniors with a happier holiday than they might have otherwise.  Many items are in need, including toys, clothes, small gift cards, and cash/checks (monetary donations to the FOP are tax-deductible). Items can be brought to the ACSO headquarters at 13101 E. Broncos Parkway in Centennial, prior to Dec. 14. There is a donation box in the lobby. For monetary donations to the FOP (which will be used toward the toy drive), visit their direct donation link.

Holiday Toy Drive Southwest Denver Coalition

They’re organizing assistance for families in the community to help make their holiday a lot more special. To make this a success, we are asking for your help and invite you to get involved by donating a new unwrapped toy. Suggested Gifts for Children (0-17): Arts and crafts, Toys: soccer, basket and footballs, skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, blocks, action figures, Barbie’s, baby dolls, cars, etc., Games, puzzles, books,  Gift cards for older children (ages 13-17) – Walmart, Target, Old Navy, movies, game stores, fast food, etc., gift sets for older children (ages 13-17) – makeup, lotions, cologne, headphones, etc. Donations can be dropped off at these Denver Community Credit Union locations 3299 W. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO or 1075 Acoma St. Denver, CO 80204. Or make a financial donation. swdenvercoalition.org/events/holiday-toy-drive/

SMDRA 2022 Holiday Brunch & Toy Drive 

SMDRA is joining forces with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver to deliver gifts to children in our community, to brighten their holiday! Bring your holiday cheer and join them for Breakfast, Santa, Mimosas and more! ON Dec. 2, 2022, from 9-11:30 a.m., bring an unwrapped toy or gift. Gifts should be for children ages 6 to 18. Location: South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association Lobby and Event Center
PURPOSE: Holiday Toy Drive Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. smdra.com/holiday-brunch-and-toy-drive/

Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive

Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs partners with CBS4, King Soopers and 97.3 KBCO to collect new and unwrapped toys during their annual Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive. The 2022 Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive runs from the last week of November 25 to December 23. New and unwrapped toys that will appeal to kids ranging from the ages of 5 to 18. Please consider donating gifts that our teenage members will enjoy – like art supplies, sports equipment, gift cards, or electronics. On Thursday, December 15, they’ll be collecting toys all day long at two King Soopers locations, while broadcasting LIVE holiday cheer on CBS4! Come see us at Store #72 – 2750 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO; Store #139 – 3050 South Peoria Street Aurora, CO 80014. www.bgcmd.org/donate/toy-drive/

Santa’s Elves Denver

The Denver DreamCenter is collecting unwrapped toy donations at the Denver Dream Center 2839 W 44th Avenue, Denver. Hours vary so schedule a dropoff time (2022 information not yet posted). If you are dropping off gifts for a family you’ve adopted, please clearly label each of the gifts with the name of the child AND the family number. santaselvesdenver.org/toy-drive/

United Way Children’s Holiday Party

Mile High United Way’s Children’s Holiday Party is our largest community outreach event of the year. This year, we are inviting 400 families to celebrate the holidays with craft-making, games, and photos with Santa. Learn how you can get involved! Bring the spirit of the holidays to our community by purchasing toys and gift cards for their families! Help them reach their goal of providing 1,000 children with holiday gifts. Drives will be running from now until December 5. unitedwaydenver.org/children-holiday-party-toy-drive/

Volunteers of America’s Adopt-a-Family

You can help a family in need for the holidays through our Adopt-a-Family program! If you are interested in assisting Volunteers of America collect these items, please click on the signup button below and feel free to reach out to the Holiday Coordinator at [email protected] voacolorado.org/news_and_events/adoptafamily.

Denver Outdoorsy Fun for the Holidays

 If you’re lucky, we’ll have a white Christmas so don’t miss our Ultimate guide to outdoor skating in Colorado and 30 places to go sledding in Colorado

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