Get Involved

It’s Christmas time – and we’re feeling the holiday spirit! Between the shopping, decorating and travelling, it’s important to take a moment to remember the thousands of men, women and families in our community who are struggling to put food on their tables, find affordable housing, maintain sobriety and many other things. We invite you to join our Mission family and help spread kindness this holiday season by exploring the opportunities below.



Give Local

We invite you to #GiveWhereYouLive and join us on Tuesday, December 6 for Colorado Gives Day! This annual event is a chance for people all across the state to come together to support nonprofits they love. Not only will 100% of your donation go directly to Denver Rescue Mission, but the more people who donate, the more we receive from the $1,000,000 incentive fund thanks to the Community First Foundation and FirstBank. Scheduling your gift is easy!





Holiday Meals

During the holidays, we serve thousands of meals to homeless men, women and children across Denver and Northern Colorado at our Christmas Banquets along with other events, like Bless Our Brothers, which is a special dinner and gift exchange for men in our long-term, rehabilitative New Life Program. Your gifts make this cheerful celebration possible for everyone we serve.

Give a Meal

For only $1.92, you can feed one hungry and homeless man, woman or child this Christmas.




Get Involved

December is a busy time of year for the Mission, we are in need of many volunteers and donations!

Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-A-Family: Every Christmas, Denver Rescue Mission coordinates the delivery of Christmas gifts for 350+ families in need across the Denver metro area through our Adopt-A-Family program. We’re in need of generous sponsors to “adopt” families.THIS EVENT IS ALREADY FULL. But check back next year for more details on how to get involved!

Meal Service: Our kitchens need help preparing and serving thousands of meals to the hungry this holiday season. Filling breakfast shifts is our greatest need. Click here and select “Serve A Meal”.

Host a Drive: Host a donation drive for hygiene items, warm clothes or canned food with your friends and family! Contact Lisette Williams for more info.

Meal Entertainment: Groups of 15 people or less may volunteer to provide music or singing in a family friendly environment at The Crossing. Contact Darlene Houk for more info.

Holiday Food Organization: Help our Ministry Outreach Center sort and organize food for the needy. Contact Darlene Houk for more details.

Client Services: Our Client Services team needs help this holiday season in our clothing room and food pantry. Contact Darlene Houk for more details.

Champa House Childcare: Additional volunteer child care providers are needed at Champa House, a transitional and rehabilitation program for single moms. Contact Kelly Baker for more info.

Start a Mentoring Team: Mentoring teams are an integral part of our Family Rescue Ministry and Family Refugee Services. When you start a mentoring team with us, you provide relational, emotional and spiritual support to families, seniors and refugees in need across Denver. Click here for more info.

Become a Mentor: One of our greatest needs all year is mentorship for men, women, families and children in our STAR Transitional Program and New Life Program. Spend a few hours a month one-to-one to inspire and encourage someone in our program. Contact Kelly Baker for more info.

Volunteer with us

Want to find other Denver organizations who need volunteers? Visit

For questions, please call Denver Rescue Mission at 303.297.1815.


Give a tax-deductible gift by December 31st

Your gifts help change the lives of people in need.


Greatest Needs

Your gift of donated items makes the holidays brighter for people in need. We are always in need of the following:

  • Non-perishable food
    • Especially during the holidays, we need: canned vegetables, fruit, meats, peanut butter, jelly, sugar, spices, cooking oil and pasta
  • Warm clothes (socks, hats, scarves, etc.)
  • Hygiene items (men and women’s deodorant, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Household items

Donations can be dropped at these following locations:

Visit our Greatest Needs list on Amazon to send items directly to the Mission.

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