The Gathering Place
Front Range Volleyball Club will again use this holiday season to help those in need by collecting items for The Gathering Place. www.tgpdenver.org
ABOUT US: (from The Gathering Place website)
The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. We provide programming and services to an average of 260 people every day.
We are a community of safety and hope where positive relationships, choice, and essential resources transform lives.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
We serve women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. We believe in hope as an important change agent and hold that hope for everyone. We believe deeply in the power of community and continue working to develop it. Our key values include recognizing individual strengths, building respect and trust, and offering acceptance unconditionally.
Through Betsy’s Cupboard, our emergency food and supply pantry, The Gathering Place provides approximately 7,900 lbs of food and 375 toiletry bags each month for women, children, and transgender individuals who otherwise might not have enough food or basic supplies.
In addition to donating any of the objects listed below, we are asking that you help us decorate our tree in the Front Range lobby with women's and children's hats, gloves and mittens for The Gathering Place as well. Please drop off donated items into the red and green bin next to the tree or under the tree itself which will be up by Saturday.
NON-PERISHABLE, UNEXPIRED FOOD
Soups and stews
Coffee, tea, cider packets, or cocoa packets
Beans, canned or dry
Whole wheat pasta
Milk, powdered, shelf stable, or canned
Canned tuna, chicken breast, or salmon
Canned fruits in 100% juice or in its own juice
Make-a-meal items (Hamburger or Tuna Helper)
Beans and rice combos
Snack items (e.g. tuna and cracker packs, crackers, nuts)
Oatmeal or other whole grain hot cereals
Whole grain cold cereal
100% bottled juice
NEW PERSONAL SUPPLIES
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Shampoo and conditioner
Hair care products
Cosmetics for all skin colors
New socks and underwear for women and children
NEW BABY ITEMS
Baby powder, lotion, shampoo, and bath wash
Unexpired baby food
Unopened packages of diapers (Sizes 4, 5, 6 and Pull-Ups)
King Soopers/Safeway gift cards
Small can openers
Computer disks/flash drives
Craft store certificates
Gift cards for children’s birthday gifts