Hands on Projects

Annual Projects

These are hands on projects that occur every year around the same time.

Easter Baskets (starts two months prior to Easter)

Assemble small Easter baskets full of: jelly beans, chocolate candy, toothbrush, a pair of socks, etc. These baskets are distributed to children and teens in the foster care program.

Caregiver Gift Bags (starts in March)

Provide gift bags, as a sign of appreciation, for the annual caregiver conference of 100+ caregivers. A list will be provided.

Backpacks (starts in the summer)

Provide filled backpacks or school supplies for foster and refugee children. Backpacks are distributed before the start of the school year.

Thanksgiving Baskets (starts in early October)

Provide baskets of food, either traditional Thanksgiving or culturally appropriate food for seniors, caregivers, foster care and refugee families.

Christmas Angel Tree (starts at the end of October)

Provide Christmas presents and/or gift cards for LFS refugee, older adult, caregiver and foster care clients.

Other Hands on Projects

In addition to our annual hands on projects, there are other ways to contribute to LFS clients.

Welcome Home

Collect items to furnish and set up an apartment for an arriving refugee family.(See complete list)

Sponsor an Experience for Foster Families

Provide a family pass to the zoo or aquarium!  Foster kids don’t always get to experience the fun attractions around Denver, but you can help make that happen by purchasing a gift certificate to museums and activities around Denver (Denver Zoo, Aquarium, WaterWorld, Children’s Museum, Elitch Gardens, etc.).  If you are interested in sponsoring an experience, please contact Rebecca Burris.

Serving Older Adults

A lot of our older adult clients could use help in their yards.  If you are able to commit to regular help, it would mean a lot to our clients.  We are also looking for copies of “The Happiness Trap” by Russ Harris, as well as Depends.

Gift Card Garden

Needs come up in all of our programs throughout the year.  Gift cards fill those needs at a moment’s notice. Grow a “gift card garden” to collect gift cards for LFS.  Contact Rebecca Burris for a list of the most commonly need cards, as well as more information on starting your garden.

Gift Card Garden Gift Card Garden (217 KB)

General Collections

LFS also welcomes groups to do drives for health care items (soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, etc), cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, brooms, etc.), gently used linens (towels, twin or double size sheets, etc.), kitchen items (gently used pots and pans, dishes silverware, etc.) or baby items (diapers, baby wipes, formula, clothing, etc.).

Refugee & Asylee Programs - Items Needed

To let us know what your group is doing or for more information contact:  
Blythe Scott at blythe.scott@lfsrm.org or 720-541-6826