Your Gifts Save Lives – Christmas in the Park

If you live on the street in Denver in the wintertime, survival is a daily challenge. Our homeless neighbors have to carry all of their possessions with them everywhere they go, and having a place to store warm clothes is a matter of life or death.

On Christmas Day, we will gift rolling suitcases and backpacks to 1,000 of our homeless neighbors in Civic Center Park. These gifts are not a fashionable accessory or designed to make travel more convenient. Without a place to protect their essentials as they move around the cold city, they won’t survive until spring. We are making progress on our goal of giving a rolling suitcase or backpack to each and every person who needs one, but we’ve got a long way to go. To better understand the mission and the challenge we face, please watch this short and inspiring video from last year’s event.

We need your help. Check that basement storage area or the hall closet. Do you have any rolling suitcases or backpacks you can donate to our cause? Maybe you’ll notice inexpensive luggage on sale while you are Christmas shopping, or maybe you’d be willing to make a monetary donation.

Every little bit helps if we are going to reach our goal of 1,000 rolling suitcases and backpacks in time for Christmas. Thanks in advance for supporting our neighbors in the most need.

Matt and Sheri Salis

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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