In Colorado, approximately 166,000 children live in poverty. Join Denver7 in collecting toys for the holidays. On December 7th from 6am to 7pm, we will be at three Walmart locations collecting new toys and cash donations. The donations will be distributed by Kenzi’s Causes, A Precious Child and Denver Santa Claus Shop.
Walmart in Englewood: 601 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood, CO 80220
Walmart in Lakewood: 7455 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214
Walmart in Thornton: 9901 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229
We need toys for children of all ages. They do not need to be wrapped. Throughout the day our anchors and reporters will be on site helping to collect the toys. Volunteers from each charity will also be on hand to help collect.
If you cannot donate on December 7th, please make an online donation here. All cash donations will go to A Precious Child for the purchase of toys.
“All children should get to experience the joy of the holiday season. A Precious Child has received wishes from more than 11,000 children living in poverty throughout the Denver Metro area. With the help of community members support for the Denver7 Toy Drive, we can ensure the children we serve get to celebrate this special time of the year filled with joyful memories and hope.” – Carina Martin CEO A Precious Child
Many of these non-profits rely deeply on the help of the community during this time of the year to accomplish their goals. As Lauren Crist-Fulk, President of the Denver Santa Claus Shop's Board of Directors mentioned “Denver Santa Claus Shop has been a great Holiday tradition for 88 years, and we fill a hole for local families in need and the need for donations is great this year – we expect to serve 13,000 children – many of whom otherwise may not have a toy to open at Christmas. DSCS helps younger children – newborn through 11 years old. Families identified as needing help are invited to the Shop, and parents actually SHOP for toys for their youngsters. We’re very thankful that Denver7 reached out to us for this Toy Drive – it will make a big difference for thousands of children in our community!"
And Jessica Bachus Founder and Executive Director stated “Kenzi's Causes provides new toys for more than 12,000 low-income children in the state because, without our program, these children would not have gifts for the holidays. In Colorado, approximately 166,000 children live in poverty. By partnering with Denver7, we are able to impact more children, bring a smile to their faces and ensure that their holidays are a little brighter.”