Holiday Assistance

Everyone needs a little assistance every now and then. The Colorado National Guard Family Program is once again partnering with the Colorado National Guard Foundation, Inc., to aid Colorado National Guard Service Members and Families in need. Our combined goal is to make sure that every Air and Army Colorado National Guard Service Member has the opportunity to have a wonderful holiday season.

Holiday meal assistance graphicThis program uses generous donations from fellow Guardsmen and community partners to help supply meals for Colorado National Guard Service Members and Families in need during the November and December holidays. No matter where you live or what deployment status you are in, you can register to receive meal assistance!

Interested in donating? Donations of checks or gift cards are accepted through December 22 and can be dropped off or sent directly to the CONG Foundation Office at 12200 E Briarwood Ave, Suite 160, Centennial, CO 80112. Be sure to notate, "Holiday Meals 2021" with the donation to ensure it is used for the correct program. Your donation is tax-deductible. 

Register for assistance: The registration deadline to receive a holiday meal in November is November 16. To register for meal assistance for a holiday meal in December, registration will be available from November 27 to December 16.

Timeline: 1 Oct: Registration Opens
15 Nov: Thanksgiving Meals Close
16 Nov: Thanksgiving Meals Mailed to Registrants. 
17 Nov: Christmas Meals Open for Registration
16 Dec: Christmas Meals Close
17 Dec: Christmas Meals Mailed to Registrants


Adopt-a-Family

The Adopt-a-Family program provides dedicated holiday support to Service Members and their Families in need during the Holiday Season. All faiths and religions are welcome to participate! The Adopt-a-Family program matches Service Members and their Families’ needs to those members of the military and community that would like to provide individualized support. For those looking to donate, you will receive a list of needs and wants specific to the family that you 'adopt' on November 22nd.
 
For donors all personal data is kept confidential, but you will receive information such as age and gender, likes and interests, etc. Donors will be matched with a family size that best fits their intended donation and they are encouraged to shop for items specific to their 'adopted' family. 
 

For those interested in receiving some assistance for their family this year, the type of support provided is specific to the individuals who have registered. For example, those that register for the Adopt-a-Family program can specify that they need sweatshirts, size L, in dark colors. Adopt-a-Family works very well for individuals with specific needs or for Families that have children who will receive no other holiday gifts. All Colorado National Guard Service Members in need are invited to register their Families to be 'adopted' through the program! Registration for 2021 Adopt-a-Family opens 15 October and closes at midnight on 19 November.

Once adopted family will be contacted by a Family Program Office Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist informing them they have been matched with a donor. Gifts will be delivered to the families address provided at time of registration week of 14-17 December. Family will be contacted by a Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist to coordinate time and date of delivery. 
  
Interested in donating? To sign up for donations, please click the button below. This program wouldn't be possible without you, so THANK YOU!

Please contact Henry Hernandez Jr at henry.hernandez108.nfg@mail.mil with any questions or concerns.

           


Santa Shop

Need a little extra help with the holidays?

Community partners and individuals provide new, unopened, and unwrapped toy donations, that allows The Colorado National Guard Family Program Office to host two Santa Shop events throughout the state of Colorado. The locations are the  Denver Metro and Colorado Springs. National Guard families select gifts to supplement what they cannot afford.  Cookies and hot cocoa will be provided, along with crafts for the kids and a gift wrapping station for mom and dad! AND Santa will make a special appearance.