Support Families Experiencing Homelessness This Holiday Season!

Opportunity Availability: Scheduled to December 23, 2017

Upcoming dates:

  • November 22, 2017

Colfax Community Network is a nonprofit that will be putting together a huge holiday event for families experiencing homelessness in the Aurora area, and we need your help!

Families get to pick out gifts, wrap presents, eat a festive meal, see Santa, make holiday cards, get stockings and more! We are looking for help to volunteer the day of the event and to donate gift items. Please see details below.

When: Saturday, December 23rd from 9:00 am-6pm
Where: Colfax Community Network- 1585 Kingston Street, Aurora
(1 mile west of Children’s Hospital; located in Aurora First Presbyterian Church)
How to Donate for the Holiday Party:
Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required to coordinate a time for drop off.
All donated items need to be received no later than Monday, December 18th for sorting.
Here is the list of needed items!
Kids (NEW/All Genders)
• Stuffed animals
• Art Supplies: Coloring Books, Play-Doh
• Educational Games (do not require batteries)
• Cozy pajamas
• Non-violent toys (do not require batteries)
• Coats
• Socks/Underwear/Hair Accessories
Teenagers (NEW/All Genders)
• Watches/Jewelry
• Sports Balls (Basketball/Football/Soccer)
• Ear Buds/ Head Phones
• Journals/Nice Pens
• Candles
• Backpacks/Purses
• Toiletries/Lotion/Make-Up/Nail Polish
• Clothing: T-shirts/Coats
Adults (NEW/All Genders)
• Pajamas/Slippers/Socks
• Toiletries/Perfumes/Lotion/Body Spray
• Mugs (with hot chocolate mix or instant coffee)
• Crock Pots
• Soft Blankets, Sleeping Bags
• Candles
• Duffle bags/Backpacks/Purses
*Wrapping Rooms/Holiday Card
• Wrapping Paper!
• Gift Bags
• Ribbon
• Scissors
• Scotch Tape
• Blank holiday cards
• Tissue Paper
• Gift Labels
• Markers, gel pens and pencils
Dinner Materials
• Blue, White and Purple paper plates
• Blue, White and Purple plastic cups
• Blue, White and Purple plastic table cloths (round and rectangle)
• Plastic cutlery
• Napkins

How to Volunteer for the Holiday Party
**How to Sign-up to Volunteer: Email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required with the following information:
1. Full Name of each volunteer (volunteers must be 12 years old)
2. Phone Number
3. Top 2 Volunteer Station Choices (refer to list below)
*Please note that the stations are by first come first serve.
4. Preferred Shift
*Volunteers can choose between 2 shifts. The morning shift is from 9:00am-2:00pm and the afternoon shift is from 1:30pm-6:00pm.
Volunteer Stations
• Organize and sort week before and week of party
• Set-up (Friday, December 22nd from 2pm-8pm)
• Scarf and hat table
• Cleaning & clearing trash
• Holiday card table
• Family Escorts
• Kids wrapping room
• Adult wrapping room
Stocking Room
• Volunteer Elves
• Coat Check
• Spanish speaking volunteers NEEDED!
Thank you so much! Please send all inquiries and questions to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Contact Information

Website Contact Information

Contact: Tirzah Stein, Party Planner


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Location Information

Colfax Community Network, 1585 Kingston street
Aurora, 80010