With the holidays just around the corner, here are some ways you can give back to your community with friends or family.

The list includes preparing Thanksgiving meals for disabled families, delivering Christmas trees, and buying toys for a family in need.

Thursday, Nov. 23 | Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving meals for the disabled

Help prep, cook, and serve meals for 450 individuals with disabilities and their families.

Email Imagine! if you would like to volunteer: ehill@imaginecolorado.org


1665 Coal Creek Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026

2525 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302

Thursday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate

Cook turkeys, sort through donations, and deliver food to the homeless and less fortunate with Operation Turkey.


1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr.
Unit 500, Bldg. 5
Broomfield, CO 80021

1725 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Thursday, Nov. 23
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Buy and donate Thanksgiving food

The Denver Rescue Mission needs frozen turkeys, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and canned yams to give to men, women, and children in need at the Lawrence Street Community Center, Fort Collins Rescue Mission, and The Crossing.

Drop off any donations at one of these locations by Wednesday, Nov. 22:

1130 Park Ave. West
Denver, CO
(Open daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

5726 E. 39th Ave.
Denver, CO
(Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

6090 Smith Rd.
Denver, CO
(Open daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

1800 Lucent Court
Highlands Ranch, CO
(Nov. 16, 17, 18 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

You can also donate to Denver Rescue Mission's website, here: https://www.denverrescuemission.org/turkey

Donate food, toiletries, and clothes

Donate non-perishable food items, toiletries like shampoo and toothpaste for more than a hundred Colorado food banks.


  • 9NEWS Studios (Speer & Logan)
  • Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel & Golf Club (East of I-25 and Dry Creek)
  • Southwest Plaza (Wadsworth & Bowles)
  • Pima Medical Institute (Mississippi & Potomac)
  • American Furniture Warehouse (I-25 & 84th)

Saturday, Nov. 18
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Here's more information on the region's largest single-day food drive: http://on9news.tv/2yXhExO

Monday, Dec. 25 | Christmas

Help donate and give out toys to kids

The annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop will provide gifts for 5,000 children. You can help by donating toys, Lego sets, stockings, and books at a drop-off location. You can also volunteer at the Toy Shop by giving out gifts on Saturday, Dec. 2.


  • National Western Complex
    4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus
    121 N. Meldrum Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Longmont Ford
    235 Alpine St, Longmont, CO 80501
    9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Trailer Source
    4011 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Columbine Ford
    2728 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650
    9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Deliver Christmas trees to families in northern Colorado

Help deliver more than 200 Christmas trees to families in need around northern Colorado.

7755 Greenstone Trail
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Saturday, Dec. 2
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Buy, wrap presents for a family in need

Through Volunteers of America's Adopt-A-Family program, you can provide gifts for a family in need. For more questions, email holiday@voacolorado.org.

You can sign up, here: http://bit.ly/2A1w0y6