Assemble meals, serve up some turkey, and help out those in need.
The holidays are a time to count our blessings and give back to those that may not be as fortunate. There are several ways to donate your time or money in the metro area this season. And while it’s a good time of year to spread good cheer, many of these organizations need year-round volunteers, so any time of the year is a great time to help out.
Denver Rescue Mission
A Turkey for Every Table
Nov.14-21 (Turkey Toss)
Every Thanksgiving, the mission provides a traditional meal to those in need. You can donate food items, help collect foodstuffs, or donate money online to help pay for the meals.
Volunteers of America
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Distribution
Help distribute baskets containing a full turkey dinner to families in need.
Basket of Joy
Volunteers are needed to help assemble holiday fruit baskets, and other duties, as well as deliver baskets to seniors in the community.
Christmas Turkey Dinner Distribution
Support a family in need and help distribute a full turkey dinner.
Help out the seniors in your neighborhood by volunteering to shovel snow when we get snowfall deeper than one inch.
This entire volunteer organization works to ensure everyone receives a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed for meal prep and more. There are several locations in Colorado that you can give your time: Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins.
Denver Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen
Denver Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen needs volunteer shoppers, cooks, and servers to help the increasing number of meals needed during the winter season. Donations are also always welcome.
TLC Meals on Wheels
TLC Meals on Wheels is an independent non-profit organization that delivers hot meals to seniors in the south metro Denver area. It's in need of year-round volunteers, but you can also specifically volunteer for the holiday 12 days of gifts program.
Feed a Family
2018 Denver Feed a Family
Assemble Thanksgiving baskets and help a worthy cause that feeds on average 37,000 people a year. Donations are also welcome.
Are there other amazing volunteer organizations in your area? Share them with us in the comments below.