Mountain Sky Conference: Where You Belong More
Recently, dozens of migrants arrived in Denver. Several non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies are coming together to extend love and hospitality. If your community/faith community would like to express care to migrants within our Conference’s area, below are a few opportunities. This hits close to home as we think about the Holy Family this Advent season.
West Side Donation Site-
Donation drop-off times are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon - 5 p.m.
Please follow the signs for drop off location. The storefront sign is "Modern Boutique, Inc."
1011 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
The new donation site at 1011 S. Federal needs volunteers to help sort donations. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Show up if you’re able to help - every hour helps!
East Side Donation Site -
Donation drop-off times are on Mondays from 5 - 8 p.m.Temple Emanuel
Another possibility is collecting school supplies for the children. You can drop off your donations for this at 1011 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80219 between 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. They would love to have children’s and teens' backpacks with all of the supplies inside them. Below is a list of needed supplies.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or info@vivewellness2022
Hosting a Migrant Family for a Minimum of Six Months:
One of the biggest needs for newly arriving migrants who desire to remain in Colorado is obtaining medium to long-term housing. This is our primary ask and the best way that the faith community can make a difference. We are looking for congregations who are willing to partner with and care for just one family including providing assistance and services for a minimum of six months. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, reach out to the Colorado Hosting Asylum Network (CHAN) by filling out this form.
Migrant Welcome Centers/ Shelters:
There are a few faith communities that are currently serving as temporary shelter sites. This entails having the space to host 25-100 individuals who are in need of 7-10 days of shelter. If your congregation is interested in learning more about the process of providing temporary shelter to those who are in Colorado, please sign up here.