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Recruiting Volunteers for Homeless Giveaway Day Wednesday
December 10th, 2018


This Wednesday we have the chance to share love and compassion to people in our community through our Christmas Giveaway Day! Each of our homeless friends and other guests will be paired up with a personal shopper who will assist them in picking out some special items for the holiday season, including winter clothing, sweaters, accessories, sleeping bags, food, Christmas goodies, and more.

We have had a great response from local businesses and individuals who have contributed items to give away, but we are still in great need of volunteers who can help us on Tuesday and Wednesday! Would you be able to help in one of these ways?

  • Help set up our “shopping” tables tomorrow from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Help as a personal shopper on Wednesday from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Help consolidate and clean up on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Bring warm lunch or Christmas goodies to share with our guests

If you’re interested in helping, please contact Ellen Barton to learn more: or 303-830-2201.

In other news, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who partnered with us this Colorado Gives Day! We raised over $27,000, which put us closer to our year-end goal of $471,075. Would you consider a gift this December to help us address the root causes of poverty in Denver?

Say Cheese! Support ODM this Colorado Gives Day
December 4th, 2018


David set out earlier this morning to take pictures with as many supporters as he can find for Colorado Gives Day! It’s already been a fun morning as we’ve gotten lots of pictures with ODM staff and are touring around the north suburbs, visiting some of our business supports, Simply Floors at MT2.

If you’d like to David to stop by and grab a selfie with you, email us back or message us on social media… we’d love to see you! You can track our progress by clicking here.

What’s the benefit of giving on Colorado Gives Day? The more we raise, the bigger percentage of the Community First Foundation million dollar incentive fund we will receive. This makes your gift go further as we seek to reach men, women, and children in urban Denver with the love of Christ! Would you give today?

David wants to take a selfie… with you!
December 3rd, 2018


Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day and David Warren, our photogenic Executive Director, wants to come and take a selfie with you!

Open Door annually raises 2.2 million dollars to address the root causes of poverty in Denver and we couldn’t do it without a multitude of businesses, individuals, churches and foundations. So David decided he wants to have a little fun this Colorado Gives Day and take selfies with as many of our donors as possible. Whether you’ve given $5 or $50,000 to ODM, David wants a picture with you!

If you want David to swing by your office, house, or meet up quickly at a coffee shop or restaurant throughout the day, you can 1) Post to social media with #COGivesDavidSelfie, 2) Respond to this email or 3) Private message us on Instagram. Let us know your location and time you’ll be around and we’ll get in touch to confirm we’re coming.

After bringing in $97,000 last year on CO Gives Day, our goal this year is to raise over $100,000 so we can continue serving low-income families and individuals in Denver. You can either schedule your gift today or give online tomorrow at this link:


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