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.

Information about and registration for the 2019 Holiday Assistance Programs will be available here October 1, 2019.

Holiday meal FAQ


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This 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 13 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 2019" with the donation to ensure it is used for the correct program. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Register for assistance: To register for meal assistance in November, click here to complete the survey. The registration deadline to receive a holiday meal in November is November 18. To register for meal assistance for a holiday meal in December, registration will be available from November 29 to December 16.

Click to register for meal assistance


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The Adopt-a-Family program provides dedicated holiday support to Service Members and their Families in need during the month of December. 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'. 

All personal data is kept confidential, but you will receive information such as age and gender, likes and interests, etc. Families donating to this program 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 are invited to register their Families to be 'adopted' through the program! The deadline to register is Friday, November 22.
Interested in donating? Click here to complete our donation survey. This program wouldn't be possible without you, so THANK YOU!

Register to adopt a Guard family in need

Register for assistance: If you would like to be "adopted" this holiday season, click here to complete the survey. Please do your best to complete the survey in its entirety so that your donor can easily shop for your family!

Register to be an adoptable Guard family

Santa Shop

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Join us for the 2019 Santa Shop, and make this a fun annual tradition part of your family's holiday festivities! Come enjoy holiday refreshments, meet Santa, have your picture taken in the North Pole, and celebrate the holidays with us! The Santa Shop program also enables Service Members of the Colorado National Guard to shop (for free!) for gifts that have been graciously donated! Two locations are available: Denver and Colorado Springs. The deadline to register is Monday, December 9th.

December 14th from 9am-12pm

Denver Santa Shop - Denver Armory (5275 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80216)
Colorado Springs Santa Shop - Northern Colo Springs Readiness Center (9510 Voyager Parkway, CO Springs, CO 80920)

Register to share in the fun! Click here to join us for the Denver Santa Shop. Click here to join us for the Colo Springs Santa Shop.

Register for Santa shop in Denver Register for Santa Shop in Colorado Springs


Interested in volunteering to help? Contact Brittany Gunderson at 720-250-1196 or for the 2019 Denver Santa Shop.
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 COS Santa Shop contact Jenny Morgan at 720-250-4885 or

 *Those families that have registered for the Adopt-a-Family program are not eligible to "shop" at Santa Shop but are encouraged to come and participate in the fun and festivities.*