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.
Eligibility and How to Apply
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.
If you are interested in receiving a basket, either for yourself or for another individual, please complete an application and submit it to our office by fax or mail.
How to Volunteer and Donate
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. In 2016, the Holiday Baskets for Seniors project will be December 15, 16, and 17. We will be collecting and sorting food on Thursday December 15, packing baskets on Friday December 16 and delivering baskets and presents on Saturday December 17. All activities will take place at First Baptist Church of Denver, 1375 Grant St, Denver 80203. If you are interested in helping to collect food, donate money or volunteer your time, please contact us at 303-333-3482. If you want to volunteer, you can also sign-up online.