• March 2nd, 2024
  • Saturday, 02:45:57 AM

Denver Announces Clothing Donation and Gift Drive for Migrants


The City of Denver is requesting winter clothing items including hoodies, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

 

 

The City and County of Denver is providing a weekly update on the support given to migrants who have arrived in Denver from Central and South America.

 

Denver continues to remain a welcoming city for all migrants at the city’s Reception Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days per week.

 

Currently 2,633 people are being sheltered. As of Monday, Dec. 4, Denver has supported 29,564 migrants from the southern border at a cost of more than $33 million.

 

The city is grateful for funding it has received so far to support migrant sheltering operations, including a reimbursement award of $3.5 million from the State of Colorado. The federal government has provided $909,000, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that Denver would receive $9 million in federal funding.

 

Holiday Gift Drive

 

We are collecting gifts for children staying in migrant shelter facilities through Dec. 18. All gifts should be new, unwrapped and cost no more than $25. Items can be dropped off at either of two Denver Workforce Centers during prescribed hours. You can find more information on gifts, along with how to purchase through Amazon, at Denvergov.org/Migrant-Support.

 

Drop-Off Sites

 

Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building, 4685 Peoria St., Suite 251, 80239, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., 80202, Monday – Thursday,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Call for Clothing Donations

 

-Community Ministry, 1755 S Zuni St Denver, CO 80223

 

Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

-Para Ti Mujer, 150 Sheridan Blvd. Suite 200 Lakewood, CO 8O226

 

Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

-Colorado Changemakers Collective, 12075 E 45th Ave. Denver, CO 80239, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

 

The city requests winter clothing items including hoodies, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves. Important donation instructions can be found at Denvergov.org/MigrantSupport. Donations will continue to support the migrant community with essential items. The Newcomers Fund also continues to accept monetary donations from the public. Donations will go directly to the city’s nonprofit partners who are supporting migrants with resource navigation, shelter and other services.

 

Call for Volunteers

 

Individuals and organizations interested in volunteering should visit Denvergov.org/MigrantSupport for more information.