Donations Needed At The Denver Family Crisis Center – Please Be Generous.

by Dede Frain

Babes Around Denver has receved  urgent request for assistance and we are reaching out to our community to request donations to the Family Crisis Center.  Many of these kids will be spending the holidays at the crisis center and many do not have any family support. You can drop off donations at

2929 W. 10TH AVE.

Denver, Colorado  80204

Gifts for Individual Youth

Clothing (adult sizes, S to 3XL)

  • Hooded sweatshirts, Pants, Shirts, T-shirts
  • Winter Coats, hats, gloves
  • Socks, underwear (the boys prefer “boxer” style), bras
  • Shoes (athletic shoes only please – adult women’s sizes 7-11; adult men’s sizes 6-14)
  • Pajamas, slippers

Games/Toys/Art Supplies:

  • Board games, puzzles, dominos, decks of cards
  • Sports balls (soccer, basketball, volleyball, NERF footballs), hacky sacks
  • Books (teen and young adult titles, fiction and non-fiction, non-violent content please)
  • Art supplies (knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, “how to draw” books, colored pencils, bead kits, etc.)
  • Portable cd players and headphones
  • Remote control cars, Legos, “Tech Deck” finger skateboards

Misc:

  • Hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair gel, deodorant, chapstick, face wash) *no aerosol/spray products please
  • Hair-care products (curling irons, flat irons, blow dryers, hair ties, brushes, combs, etc)
  • Make-up kits
  • Sketchbooks, drawing pads, journals, stationary, photo albums, 2010 wall calendars
  • Gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, clothing stores, restaurants, art supply stores, grocery stores, book stores, etc)
  • Water bottles
  • Alarm clocks

* Please note that if you are donating clothing, our dress code does not allow the following items

  • Solid red, blue or purple clothing (gang-affiliated)
  • Clothing with inappropriate writing (advertising drugs or alcohol, pants with writing on the rear or the “I’m cute and sexy” message shirts that are popular with teenage girls)
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • 2-piece swimsuits

Facility Wish List

  • Nintendo Wii games and controllers; Wii Fit Balance Board and game
  • Gift certificates for movies, s porting events, the Denver Zoo, roller-skating, ice skating, bowling, etc.
  • Twin size comforters, blankets, sheets and pillows
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Batteries (especially AA and AAA)
  • Musical Instruments (guitars, keyboards, drum machines, etc)
  • Yoga mats, exercise balls, etc
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Movies (G, PG and appropriate PG-13 titles – no violent or sexual content)

*** For more information about our holiday donation program, please contact Erin Mays at 720-944-3764 or erin.mays@denvergov.org

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