open hands alliance holiday gift drive colorado springs

2019

The 2019 Gift Drive and wrapping night

Each year, Open Hands Alliance partners with Werner Restoration and Ginseng Creative to collect new and unwrapped gifts during our annual holiday gift drive. The gift drive provides thoughtful and beautifully wrapped gifts for a variety of people experiencing homelessness this holiday season. We believe in much more than giving presents  – your gift provides comfort and can even contribute to a sense of normalcy to those who find the holidays stressful. This is a great way to show how much the community cares about eachother and share the joy of the giving season. We end the drive with a fun filled evening wrapping the gifts and putting finishing touches on everything to deliver the next day. We hope you’ll take a moment to check out the organization we serve this year, Homeward Pikes Peak.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

When: We can collect donations until December 11th but we encourage you to attend our gift wrapping event, it’s a lot of fun.

The Gift Wrapping Night:
Wednesday, Dec. 11th from 4-9 pm
Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center
142 S Raven Mine Dr. # 200, 80905

Here we will inventory, wrap and package everything for delivery within the next couple days. We will have complementary snacks and appetizers, beverages (beer and wine included), and supplies to wrap gifts. Bring your best wrapping skills and lets have a great night!
Giving before the event:
For people who can’t attend the wrapping night but still want to give, you can drop off items at the address above during M-F business hours. Please download the inventory form here and bring with you.

We can arrange a pick up as well, please contact us here to coordinate.

Gift Delivery Drop Off:
We will need a couple of people to help deliver the gifts in the days after the wrapping party. If you are interested in helping deliver, please get in touch.

Drop off location is:
Werner Restoration at 80 Talamine Court, Colorado Springs, 80907

Need some ideas? Gift bag examples include ($20-$30 range ):

“Movie night” – a DVD, candy, microwave popcorn & slippers.

“Pamper Me” – bubble bath, lotion, slippers, hair items.

“Cuddle me” – a soft plush toy or developmental toys, a baby blanket, board book.

“Paint the Town” – paints, colored pencils, sketch pads

“Relaxation” – book, candle, journal, etc.

“4-legged Friends” – dog treats, collars, hairbrush, chew toys.

“Just the basics” – socks, gloves, hat, toothbrush