Help Collect Rolling Suitcases & Backpack for Our Homeless Neighbors

We’re making progress, but we’ve got a long way to go. We are trying to collect 1,000 new or gently used rolling suitcases and backpacks to be gifted to our homeless Denver neighbors on Christmas Day in Civic Center Park.

These rolling suitcases and backpacks are absolutely essential to the survival of our Denver residents who have no place to live through the cold winter months. Without this semi-safe and mobile place to protect their few warm belongings, they won’t live to see spring. Sorry for the drama, but it truly is a life or death situation.

Are you looking for a great way to teach your kids the true meaning of Christmas? Why not get them involved?

Here’s the easy yet meaningful way for your kiddos to collect donated rolling suitcases and backpacks from your neighbors.

  1. Send your kids door-to-door for your block, and the blocks on either side of your street. The kids let your neighbors know they will be back in a few days to pick-up any rolling suitcases or backpacks they are willing to donate.
  2. Send your kiddos back around the block on the designated pick-up day to collect the donations.
  3. Bring the bounty to Washington Park UMC at 1955 East Arizona Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 between 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday.

That’s it. It’s simple, effective and guaranteed to warm your heart at least ten degrees. If you cover just three blocks, you’ll collect at least a dozen rolling suitcases and a handful of backpacks.

The detailed directions, and a form you can print and tape to your neighbors’ doors explaining the mission are available here.

If you’d prefer to donate money to support this mission, please donate here.

Let’s bring a little Christmas to our neighbors most in need. Thanks for getting involved and making the holidays truly meaningful for you and your family!

Published by Matt Salis

Matt Salis is a high-functioning alcoholic in recovery who is working to end the stigma associated with addiction and related conditions such as homelessness and mental illness.

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