How Do I Sponsor a Child?
Call 303-322-KIDS (5437) anytime between 7:00am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday, starting November 21, 2016 through December 12, 2016. December 13th is the deadline for sponsoring a specific child, but you can still make general donations after that date. The officer who answers can identify a child who is in need and give you ideas about what the child needs or wants.
I Have Called In and Sponsored a Child, What Should I Do Now?
Thank you for your generous donation! Once you have sponsored a child and selected a gift, please bring it to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel DTC at 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Please write down the first name and child identification number that you were given on the phone and affix it to your gift. Please don’t wrap any gifts. You may bring the gifts anytime before the deadline on December 12th, but the sooner the better.
Where can I drop off gifts?
If you have called in and sponsored a specific child, you MUST deliver your gifts to 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, on or before December 12th. If you would like to donate to the Crusade for any child, you may drop off general gifts at 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 until December 12th, 2016.
Is My Donation Tax Deductible?
Yes. The KYGO Christmas Crusade For Children is a 501c-3 organization. You may pick up a nonprofit tax donation letter when you drop off your donation. Tax donation letters are also mailed to those donating via credit card or check.
Does the Crusade Accept Corporate Donations?
Yes! The KYGO Christmas Crusade For Children relies on the generosity of local businesses. Whether your business is big or small, we welcome your partnership. Please call 303-322-KIDS on or after November 25th and ask to speak to a supervisor to find out how to partner with us.
Should I wrap the gifts I donate?
Please do not wrap the gifts. We check each of the thousands of gifts we deliver to ensure that each gift is age- and gender-appropriate. Before officers deliver the gifts, we wrap them in Christmas Crusade bags and tag them with special labels.
What types of items should I donate?
If you do not choose a specific child with specific gift request or needs, you may donate any number of items that will still be given to a child in need. Frequently requested items include learning games and toys (especially for young children), clothing shoes, winter coats, winter boots, books, CDs, bicycles, dolls, sports equipment, art supplies and toiletries.
Do you accept donation of lightly used toys, clothes, etc.?
We only accept new items. We recommend donating lightly used items to Goodwill Industries or ARC thrift stores.
Do you accept donations of food?
Generally we do not accept food donations. However, there are many organizations that do, including the Volunteers of America at 303-297-0407 and the Jeffco Action Center at 303-237-7704.
How are the children receiving gifts identified?
Christmas Crusade relies on law enforcement officers having personal knowledge of children from their time working on the streets and in the schools. When an officer personally knows a child in need, he or she nominates that child to be a Christmas Crusade recipient. The officer will later personally deliver the gifts to the child on or before Christmas Day.
Can I nominate my own family or another family to receive gifts?
Christmas Crusade does not accept self-nominations or nominations from the community directly. Only law enforcement officers participating in the Christmas Crusade may nominate kids to receive gifts.
What are the hours of operation for Christmas Crusade Headquarters?
Headquarters is open from November 21st through December 12th. Crusade headquarters will be staffed from 7:30am to 7:00pm on weekdays and 9:00am to 6:00pm on Weekends. Local police and sheriff’s departments will take turns staffing the office.
Does the program also help children who do not celebrate Christmas?
Despite its name, Christmas Crusade is meant to benefit any and all children in need during the winter holidays. So whether a child celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, the men and women of Colorado law enforcement are happy to help make winter a little warmer for them.