Bright Holidays

Bright Holidays


Can you imagine not being able to buy gifts for your children or loved ones around the holidays? That's the unfortunate reality for many of our clients, but you can help! There are easy ways you can help fulfill the promise of the holidays for those in need. The people we serve face many challenges and your thoughtful and generous gifts really brighten their holidays.

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior Program

Purchase gifts for a family or senior from a detailed wish list provided by JFS staff members. Please sign up ASAP to sponsor an individual or family. Gifts are due back to JFS by Friday, December 6. Contact Shelley Tait at 720.248.4653 for more details or to sign up.

Secret Shopper Toy Drive

If you are interested in an easy way to buy toys for children and/or gift cards for teens, this is a great option! You will purchase gifts from our Amazon Wish List or our Target Registry and have them shipped directly to our office no later than Friday, December 13. If you would like a tax receipt, please check “this is a gift” and provide your name, address, and phone number in the “gift message” box. You can also shop for similar toys and gift cards at your favorite store or website and bring or ship them to JFS:

Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Attention Doug Vega
3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231

Please note: we request unwrapped gifts so parents can be included in the gift-giving process. Please consider including wrapping paper or gift bags so parents can wrap the gifts for their children. We believe in preserving our clients' dignity during a challenging time in their lives.

For questions, please contact Doug Vega at 720.248.4671.

Donate Your Time

If you are interested in helping with gift distribution, gift wrapping, and/or holiday activities with our families, please contact  Melanie Foster at 720.248.4630.

Gift Cards and Monetary Donations

If you prefer, you can donate money to the program using the form below. Each year a volunteer does last-minute shopping to fill in missing gifts or gaps. Gift cards to grocery stores, Target, Walmart, or similar stores are also extremely helpful so our clients can purchase food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and gasoline. Donate using the online form or drop off checks and gift cards to our office at 3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231.

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