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Get FREE Christmas Gifts in Colorado

Get FREE Christmas Gifts in Colorado

You can apply for free Christmas gifts in Colorado! We’ve found organizations that can help you get free gifts, food and more. All you need to do is find the right program for your area and apply!

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In this article, we’ll review all the Colorado-specific programs we’ve found that can help with the holidays. Don’t forget to check our nationwide Christmas directory for even more ways that you can get help!

Free Christmas Gifts in Colorado

Assistance is available across most of the state through certain agencies. Regardless of your location, you can connect with your nearest branch for support.

Toy Shop by Kenzi’s Causes

Every year, Kenzi’s Causes invites low income families throughout the state of Colorado to pick out gifts for their kids. Their holiday program is known as the Dolls for Daughters® and Toys for Boys® Toy Shops.

At these events, parents are invited to shop through the donated toys to choose three gifts for each of their child. Each child receives a big toy, a small toy and a wooden toy car.

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The events are held during the first and second Saturdays of December at specific locations around the state.

You must register in advance in order to attend one of these events. You can find the registration information for each event by clicking the “Toy Shop Details” button on their website.

When you arrive, you will need to have a birth certificate for each child that you are shopping for. Parents are also required to show photo ID. The organization does not make any exceptions.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Colorado is committed to bringing cheer to families during the holiday season. Through programs like the “Angel Tree,” they ensure that children from families facing financial challenges receive gifts and festive clothing.

In addition to providing presents, the Salvation Army also offers warm Christmas meals to families, seniors, and individuals. By participating in these programs, you can enjoy a warm meal and good company.

If you need a little help, the Salvation Army in Colorado is here to make the holidays brighter for all. Find your local chapter using this location finder.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots works to spread holiday joy in Colorado by ensuring that children from families in need receive toys during Christmas. Families can sign up to receive these thoughtful gifts, while community members can contribute by donating new, unwrapped toys.

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This initiative, led by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is dedicated to bringing smiles to children’s faces and easing the financial burden on families during the festive season.

You may be able to get help from this organization by using the Request a Toy button on their website.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America typically gives away free holiday baskets to their clients and sometimes to other low income people as well. These baskets sometimes include gifts for children.

In 2022, they gave away more than 600 baskets that each contained a $50 Safeway gift card as well as additional food items that had been donated. each child also received a gift from the VOAC Santa Shop.

It is not clear if this service is limited to the Denver Metro area or if it is available statewide. However, Volunteers of America does have offices in Northern Colorado, Southwest Colorado, Western Colorado and the Denver Metro area.

You’ll need to contact your nearest VOAC office for details.

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Other Christmas Help

Don’t forget to check out our nationwide Christmas directory for even more charities that offer Christmas assistance in Colorado! We do our best not to duplicate lists, so you’ll need to pop over there to find all the other resources we’ve found.

Local Christmas Help in Colorado

You can find even more ways to apply for free Christmas gifts in Colorado when you explore local resources such as food banks, churches, and other nonprofits. These organizations often provide valuable support.

To connect with the right help for your family, please choose your county from the list below. If you’re unable to find assistance in your area, consider calling 211 or visiting our nationwide directory for additional options.

Adams County

Adams County Food Bank in Commerce City always provides free food for low income families in Adams County. If you need help getting food for your Christmas meal, they may be able to help.

Alamosa County

La Puente Home in Alamosa hosts an annual Christmas party. This event usually includes hot cocoa, cookies and a special gift from Santa. In 2022, the event was held as a drive-thru event where you could drive through to pick up your treats at Alamosa Elementary School. Keep tabs on their website and social media pages for information about when and where this year’s party will be!

Arapahoe County

Arapahoe County has a Partnering for the Holidays program that serves clients who are already receiving services from the county’s Department of Human Services. If you are a client, you may be able to get free holiday gifts, food and more. Contact the department for details.

Covenant Cupboard in Greenwood Village offers holiday assistance programs. They can provide you with holiday food baskets, Christmas gifts and even birthday bags!

Hope Starts Here in Centennial is a food bank that serves the South Denver Metro area. They may be able to help you get food for your holiday meal but it does not appear that they offer any sort of gift program.

St. Pius X Parish in Aurora has a giving tree and an Adopt-a-Family program. The families who participate receive a week’s worth of food and at least one gift for each member of the family. It is not clear if you need to be a parishioner or just reside in their parish boundaries.

Denver

Annunciation Catholic School in Denver provides an Adopt-a-Family program for students. If your children attend this school and you are experiencing a financial hardship, let them know early in the season so that you can be matched with someone who can help.

Community Ministry Food Pantry in Denver hosts a Holiday Food Box program that distributes food and/or gift cards to families who register in advance. You must live in one of five specific zip codes in order to get help. You must register in advance and choose either a Thanksgiving OR Christmas box.

Denver Rescue Mission in Denver hosts an annual holiday party for those who are participating in the STAR Transitional Program. The party includes a catered meal, cookie decorating, and more. They also provide free holiday meals at the shelter, gifts for the men in the New Life Program and more.

Denver Santa Claus Shop in Denver provides free gifts for children between the ages of 0-11 years. In order to get help, you must be referred to Denver Santa Claus Shop by a participating community partner, social service agency, or the Denver Human Services. You also need to register in mid-November in order to pick up the gifts in December.

Servicio de La Raza in Denver provides many essential services to the local community. They also provide extra support during the holidays, including holiday meal boxes.

El Paso County

Bob Telmosse Foundation hosts an annual Christmas giveaway that offers food, clothing, gifts and toys. You need to follow the organization on social media to be alerted about the time and place of these events.

Christmas Tree Project provides free decorated Christmas trees to people all over the world but it is headquartered in Colorado Springs! You can request a tree using the form on their website.

Christmas Unlimited serves families in El Paso, Park and Teller Counties. Their holiday distribution program allows parents to select gifts from a store of donated items. Families typically receive about $40 worth of toys per child. You need to apply with a local Human Services Agency before December 12, 2023, in order to receive help. Participating agencies include Boys & Girls Club, CASA, Catholic Charities, DHS, Good News Foundation and more.

Summary

This comprehensive list reviews many ways you can apply for free Christmas gifts in Colorado. From local food banks and churches to statewide programs like Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army, there’s a lot of holiday support in this area. If you still need help, check our nationwide directory or call the 211 helpline.

Catherine Marucci

Monday 4th of December 2023

Hi. If the resources above are not helpful, it may be worth calling 211 to see if there is anything else they can suggest.

Catherine Marucci

Friday 24th of November 2023

Hi. If you contact the organizations above they should be able to tell you how to sign up.

Stephanie bunn

Friday 25th of November 2022

I need to get information for boulder County and weld county if I could