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What if not having feminine hygiene supplies meant DAYS without school? Days for Girls is intent on giving those girls days back by providing reusable and sustainable hygiene kits that last 2-4 years, giving 240 days back.

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Open Door Ministries’ mission is to show mercy, build community, and make disciples for Christ in urban Denver. They exist to provide practical help and hope to people who are homeless or low income.

Hands of the Carpenter serves women in need with automobile repair and maintenance to support the women’s desire for economic self-sufficiency. For each woman Hands of the Carpenter serves, the need for automobile repair is immediate. Without it, she can lose her job, without a job, she could lose her home and then suddenly a seemingly simple repair can lead to homelessness.

Mean Street Ministry is focused on serving the working poor along West and East Colfax Avenue. They are dedicated to bringing the love of Christ to those who feel disconnected from family, community and God and provide a safe environment for lay Christians to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with the community to provide emergency, overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the street.

Other: Here are other ways to serve in our community!

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DAYS FOR GIRLS

Days for Girls Maker Days

What: Volunteers will serve with sewing and non-sewing tasks needed to create the DFG kit components.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dates: Wednesday, August 21; Wednesday, September 18; Wednesday, October 16; Wednesday, November 20
Location: The SHED at Foothills Bible Church 6100 South Devinney Way Littleton, CO 80127

No sign up – just show up!

Days for Girls Maker Nights
  • What: Volunteers will serve with sewing and non-sewing tasks needed to create the DFG kit components.
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Saturday, October 5
  • Location: Gathering Grounds at Foothills Bible Church 6100 South Devinney Way Littleton, CO 80127

No sign up – just show up!

Donations
  • Items are needed to complete the kits
  • • Donations can be delivered to the main office (Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) or to a DFG Maker Event
  • Items Needed: Bikini or brief style cotton panties Girls 10-16 or Women’s 5-7

OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES

Set-Up Volunteer
  • What: Women’s Homeless Initiative (WHI), which is a part of Open Door Ministry, provides women a safe and warm place to sleep. 4-7 volunteers are needed on Sunday nights to prepare the sleeping space that the women will be staying in by getting cots and blankets set up and ready to receive incoming guests. 
  • Time: 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Dates: Sunday, August 18; Sunday, August 25; Sunday, September 1; Sunday, September 8; Sunday, September 15; Sunday, September 22; Sunday, September 29
  • Location: Open Door Fellowship 1567 N Marion St, Denver, CO 80218

Click here to sign up!

Overnight Host
  • What: Women’s Homeless Initiative (WHI), which is a part of Open Door Ministry, provides women a safe and warm place to sleep. 2 Overnight hosts stay with the guests to provide a safe presence for the women while they are sleeping. The overnight host position is a 12 hour shift and is broken into two time slots (with another host (so there is some resting for you as well😊)). 
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Dates:  Sunday, August 18; Sunday, August 25; Sunday, September 1; Sunday, September 8; Sunday, September 15; Sunday, September 22; Sunday, September 29
  • Location: Open Door Fellowship 1567 N Marion St, Denver, CO 80218

Click here to sign up!

Other Opportunities to Volunteer at ODM
  • Whether you’re looking for a one-time opportunity, group project day, or to regularly get involved with one of the ministries, they’ll get you connected.

Click here to sign up for other opportunities through Open Door Ministries!

Donation Request
  • Open Door Ministry’s Family Room is a place where homeless can easily access resources. They daily offer hospitality and a safe place for homeless.
  • Donations can be delivered to the Foothills Bible Church main office (Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Items Needed: coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, 6 oz. or 8 oz. coffee cups, plastic spoons and stir sticks.

HANDS OF THE CARPENTER

Donation Request
  • While vehicle donations can be a great tax deduction – that’s just the beginning.  If you are considering this type of a gift, you are on the road to changing one or more lives! Hands is able to accept most any vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, RV’s and motorcycles) – running or not!  Hands will use your generous gift in one of three ways: We may provide minor repairs to safe and reliable vehicles (if needed), then provide it for to a single mother or widow in need.  If it is in need of major repairs and not safe to drive, it will be used for parts or sold with the proceeds going to provide repairs for women in need!  If it is a high value vehicle ($5,000 or more) or a luxury vehicle, we would likely sell this type of vehicle and use the proceeds for multiple repairs and/or place multiple vehicles with women.
  • To donate: Visit ehands.org, gather the title and keys, and Hands will provide necessary receipts and pick up, if necessary.

MEAN STREET MINISTRY

Street Ministry
  • What: Volunteers are needed to go to the streets and door-to-door at motels to meet needs, pray for people, and distribute food and resources.
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Tuesday, August 13; Tuesday, August 20; Tuesday, August 27; Tuesday, September 3; Tuesday, September 10; Tuesday, September 17; Tuesday, September 24
  • Location: 1380 Ammons Street Lakewood, CO 80214

Click here to sign up!

Food Bank and Cafe Ministry
  • What: Volunteers are needed to make and serve food in the Café, sit and visit with clients (listen to them and offer prayer), and clean and organize the food bank.
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; Wednesday, August 14; Thursday, August 15; Monday, August 19; Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21; Thursday, August 22; Monday, August 26; Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, August 28; Thursday, August 29;  Monday, September 2; Tuesday, September 3; Wednesday, September 4; Thursday, September 5; Monday, September 9; Tuesday, September 10; Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; Monday, September 16; Tuesday, September 17; Wednesday, September 18; Thursday, September 19; Monday, September 23; Tuesday, September 24; Wednesday, September 25; Thursday, September 26
  • Location: 1380 Ammons Street Lakewood, CO 80214

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Office Volunteer
  • What: Volunteers are needed to answer the phone, take messages, and answer simple questions about Mean Street.  They will also greet clients, and learn about resources to help and direct them.  Volunteers will communicate, pray with, and listen to the clients and serve alongside the Mean Street Ministry staff.
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; Wednesday, August 14; Thursday, August 15; Monday, August 19; Tuesday, August 20; Wednesday, August 21; Thursday, August 22; Monday, August 26; Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, August 28; Thursday, August 29; Monday, September 2; Tuesday, September 3; Wednesday, September 4; Thursday, September 5; Monday, September 9; Tuesday, September 10; Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; Monday, September 16; Tuesday, September 17; Wednesday, September 18; Thursday, September 19; Monday, September 23; Tuesday, September 24; Wednesday, September 25; Thursday, September 26
  • Location: 1380 Ammons Street Lakewood, CO 80214

Click here to sign up!

Prayer Time
  • What: Please join them to pray for the homeless in Jefferson County.
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Tuesday, August 13; Tuesday, August 20; Tuesday, August 27; Tuesday, September 3; Tuesday, September 10; Tuesday, September 17; Tuesday, September 24
  • Location: 1380 Ammons Street Lakewood, CO 80214

 No sign up – just show up!

16th Annual Picnic in the Park
  • What: Mean Street is hosting a BBQ feast for the homeless community and volunteers. Come enjoy the day and bring something tasty to share. Volunteers are also needed to help serve food in shifts.
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Date: Saturday, August 24
  • Location: Morse Park at 8180 West 20th Avenue Lakewood, CO

    To sign up: Call Diane at 303-232-2500 or email her at diane@meanstreetministry.org
Donation Request

Mean Street Ministries Food Bank distributes toiletries in addition to food.  Donations are always needed for the following items to keep their pantry stocked.

  • Donations can be delivered to the Foothills Bible Church main office (Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Items Needed: shampoo and conditioner, lotion, body wash, mouth wash, shaving supplies, deodorant, toothbrushes,  and toothpaste

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER NETWORK

Overnight Host
  • What: Volunteers will serve on a severe weather night at the host church to provide hospitality and stay awake part of the night to provide a safe presence for the guests.
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Dates:  Share your availability with SWSN and you will serve if that night is a severe weather night (below 32 degrees wet or below 20 degrees dry)
  • Location: 2 local churches rotate hosting guests: Ascension Lutheran Church and Faith Community Church

Click here to register!

Evening Host
  • What: Volunteers will serve on a severe weather night at the host church to provide hospitality and care for the guests as they get settled.
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dates: Share your availability with SWSN and you will serve if that night is a severe weather night (below 32 degrees wet or below 20 degrees dry)
  • Location: 2 local churches rotate hosting guests: Ascension Lutheran Church and Faith Community Church

Click here to register!

Van Drivers
  • What: Volunteers will drive church owned vehicles to transport guests to and from the host church and the warming site (Giving Heart in Englewood, CO) for morning and evening shifts.
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Dates:  Share your availability with SWSN and you will serve if that night is a severe weather night (below 32 degrees wet or below 20 degrees dry)
  • Location: 2 local churches rotate hosting guests: Ascension Lutheran Church and Faith Community Church

Click here to register!

Warming Site Volunteers
  • What: Volunteers are part of a weekly team that welcome guests, check them in, and provide a warm and friendly place to wait for transportation to the host church.
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Share your availability with SWSN and you will serve if that night is a severe weather night (below 32 degrees wet or below 20 degrees dry)
  • Location: Giving Heart Englewood 4358 S Broadway Englewood, CO 80113

Click here to register!

Laundry Volunteers
  • What: Volunteers are needed to pick up, launder, and return blankets and towels. Each volunteer may have 2-3 loads per month.
  • Time: 1-2 times a month

Click here to register!

Donation Request

Severe Weather Shelter Network has some basic supplies on hand for their guests. Items are needed for men and women and should be new.

  • Donations can be delivered to the Foothills Bible Church main office (Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Items Needed: long underwear, men’s boxer shorts, women’s underwear, wool socks, winter ski gloves, hot hand warmers or hot foot warmers, and foot powder.

OTHER LOCAL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

GraceFull Community Cafe
  • What: GraceFull Community Café’s goal is to provide a place in Littleton where people of all backgrounds can gather, eat well, and be inspired to give back. It takes approximately 120 volunteers each month to run the cafe alongside the limited full-time staff. They are looking for people who enjoy learning, serving in their community and meeting new people. Tasks include food runner/busser, food prep, and clean-up/dishwasher.
  • Date/Time: Weekly: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 – 11:00 a.m; Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m; Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (experienced dishwashers only!)
  • Location: GraceFull Community Café, 5610 S Curtice St, Littleton, CO 80120

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All Stars Club – Volunteer Buddy
  • What: The All-Stars Club provides fun and faith based programs for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers are needed to serve as buddies with the All-Stars! The evening will include sports, singing karaoke, dancing and a time of worship and devotion.
  • Time: 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Date/Location: Friday, August 16 (West Bowles Community Church 12325 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127)
  • Date/Location: Friday, September 6 (River Church 220 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226)

Click here to sign up!