Treasure Store 2022 - Updates
This year, over 200 families that live on property were able to “shop,” but that’s not all! We were fortunate enough throughout the year to make some beautiful community partnerships and increase the number of toys we received. In doing so, we were able to “adopt” families that don’t live on property, but with whom we have worked closely: 8 Ethiopian families, consisting of 14 kids; 10 Afghan families, consisting of 42 kids; and 6 Adopt-A-Pod families, consisting of 15 kids. Each child got at least 2 gifts.
2 lucky kids – one at Hidden Brook and one at The Gardens – also received a brand new bicycle and helmet from a generous anonymous donor!
The Denver Sheriff Department also collected 70 gifts specifically for seniors: warm socks, warm blankets, basic hygiene supplies, books, and puzzles made up the selection that our seniors could choose from, and they were so thrilled to be thought of this year! So often our senior residents, particularly those without family, are overlooked – but not this year!
In addition to the above, we partnered with Operation Santa Clause: each year, families who have been particularly impacted financially are adopted by the organization, and children received gifts of games, dolls, bedding, STEM projects, hats & gloves. The family also received a $100 gift card to King Soopers. These gifts were delivered directly to their doors by volunteers before Christmas.
We could not have had nearly the success we did without the Denver Sheriff Department, and 14 other companies in the metro area who placed a toy collection box in their office.
We also want to extend a very special “thank you” to Jake Knight-Lang for capturing the events and also doing family portraits! They are lovely souvenirs for our families to treasure!
Help families with gifts this holiday season!
Treasure Store was started as a way to help our resident families during the holidays. Every parent wants to make sure their children have a gift to open on their day of celebration, but it can be a financial hardship. To ease that burden, Hope opens a “store” every December where families can “shop” – at no cost – for gifts for their children!
Help make a child’s holiday this year by donating a toy to Treasure Store!
12/6 is the last day to donate!
What’s on our Wish List this year?
- STEM activities
- Sports equipment
- Baby development toys
- Classic family board games
- Art supplies
With a special thanks to the Denver Sheriff Department, which has adopted Hope Communities as their Holiday Fundraising Benefactor!