Holiday Baskets for Seniors

 

 

As part of our commitment to serving those in the most need in our community, CGS annually organizes a food drive to fill 200 baskets with food and presents for low-income seniors who will be spending the holidays alone and have no friends or family in the area. Schools, businesses, government agencies, non-profits, churches and individuals come together to help those in the most need to get through what can be a tough and lonely season, while spreading joy to those most in need.

Holiday Baskets are prioritized for low-income individuals who are living alone or with a spouse, and who have no family or friends with whom they will spend the winter holidays. We deliver 200 baskets throughout the Denver Metro Area to individuals who request a basket.

Service Area
We deliver baskets to seniors who are (1) low-income, (2) will be alone on Christmas or other winter holiday, (3) are low-income and (4) who live within the following boundaries (please note, exceptions may be made at our discretion alone): south of 120th Ave and north of County Line Rd, west of Union Blvd and east of Tower Rd.

How to Apply
If you are interested in receiving a basket, either for yourself or for another individual, click the link below for more information.

Apply for a Holiday Basket
You can participate by volunteering to help sort food and pack baskets, and/or by donating food and other personal care items. We begin collecting food in about September and start accepting applications and referrals for recipients in November.

Volunteer for the Holiday Baskets Donate to the Holiday Baskets

The 2016 Holiday Baskets were a success! A big thank you to the volunteers and staff for bringing the holiday spirit to Colorado’s elderly.

The Holiday Baskets for Seniors project collects donations of food and money to assemble around 200 food baskets and presents for low-income seniors in our community each year. This past 2016 holiday season was another great year despite heavy snow on delivery day. Volunteers helped to collect and sort food, make hand-made cards, assemble baskets and deliver them. This year we reached 199 seniors in their homes with boxes filled with food and presents. Our volunteers did an amazing job! They made it through a tough snow storm to bring holiday cheer to Colorado’s seniors.  The Holiday Baskets for Seniors project this year will be held on December 14, 15, and 16 , 2017.

2015 Holiday Baskets