KUSA — 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.

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Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate

Help Jewish Family Service provide meals to struggling families. You can donate money or food from the list posted online. Please bring food donations by Nov. 12.

Email Jewish Family Service with questions at donations@jewishfamilyservice.com or contact them at 720-248-4618.

FOOD DONATION LOCATIONS:

  • 3201 South Tamarac Dr, Denver, CO 80231

DATE:

  • Monday, Nov. 12

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

DONATION LOCATIONS:

DATE:

  • Thursday, Nov. 22

    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 LOCATIONS:

  • 1130 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO

    Open daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • 5725 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.

Drop off donations at any location by Wednesday, Nov. 21. You can also donate to Denver Rescue Mission's website, here: 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 at 9Cares Colorado Shares.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

  • 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)

DATE:

  • Saturday, Nov. 17

    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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 by Nov. 30.

TOY SHOP LOCATIONS:

  • 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.

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: bit.ly/2Dr3Mih