Nonprofits will celebrate new partnership with party on August 30
Two nonprofits in Denver that share a vision of teaching children about community service have merged to be able to help more children in poverty through the popular kids-giving-to-kids holiday program Santa’s Elves.
“This is exciting because it will give parents and their children more opportunities to make a difference for children in the Denver Housing Authority during the holiday. The Denver Dream Center shares our vision and mission of teaching children about philanthropy by getting them personally involved,” Deborah Sherman, President of KidsGiving365 said.
“We are grateful for our new partners and for every volunteer, donor and participant who helped grow Santa’s Elves from an idea eight years ago to the impactful program it is today.”
Under the merger, The Denver Dream Center will run the Santa’s Elves program which allows families to sign-up and give presents to underserved children face-to-face during the holiday season.
Last December, hundreds of participating families and businesses gave gifts to more than 2,600 children living in the Denver Housing Authority. Santa’s Elves is expected to grow and serve more children with the new partnership.
Pastor Bryan Sederwall, Executive Director for the Denver Dream Center, is enthusiastic to serve and support more families than ever.
“The Denver Dream Center is excited to carry on the amazing work that KidsGiving365 has created to serve thousands of children in Denver. This partnership will expand the Dream Center’s “Hope for the Holiday’s” and give us the potential to provide presents and support for some 10,000 kids this holiday season! We could not be more honored to make this merger happen.”
How this impacts you
Q: Can we still participate in Santa’s Elves? A: Absolutely! The process is the same. To get involved, visit www.KidsGiving365.org in mid October and choose a child to help.
Q: Can my children (or troop/club/group/business) still volunteer for Santa’s Elves? A: Yes! There will be plenty of ways to help serve on December 8, 2018. Just go to our website, KidsGiving365.orgthis fall (mid October) and sign up to volunteer.
Q: Will there be other opportunities to volunteer throughout the year? A: Yes, that’s the beauty of merging with The Denver Dream Center. They have opportunities for families to serve special communities year-round. Check out the volunteer opportunities at www.DenverDreamCenter.org.
Q: Is the name going to change, can we still wear our Elf shirts, will the program still be face-to-face giving? A: Wow! So many questions! Santa’s Elves will stay the same except that we will be able to serve more kids in the Denver Metro area who need help. That means more face-to-face giving. And yes, hang on to those Elf shirts! You can wear them again this holiday.