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Holidays for Kids

November - December 2020

Holidays for Kids brings joy to over 1,900 children every December from selected area Title I schools and community partners.

Amplifying the impact of nonprofits serving children and families.

Holidays for Kids brings joy to over 1,900 children every December from selected area Title I schools and community partners.

Each December, Amp the Cause brings joy to local children through its annual Holidays for Kids events.

With the support of our corporate partners and volunteers, Amp the Cause provides a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience for these children, complete with arts and crafts, face painters, a visit from Santa, lunch, and a backpack full of books and toys for each child.

Volunteers are needed to help with gift wrapping and parties. Volunteers can sign up as individuals or as a group for any opportunity.

Holidays for Kids

Gift Wrapping Dates:

November 11 – 15
November 18 – 22

Event Dates:

December 11 & 12

Private Events:

December 3 & 10

2019 Impact

12Title I Schools Served
Over 1,600 students
13,620 gifts wrapped by 1,045 volunteers
Over 96% of Children who participate in Holidays for Kids receive free or reduced lunch
Countless smiles and laughter for local Denver children in need

DECEMBER 3 | DTC Marriott

Ricardo Flores Magon Academy
The RFMA colectivo takes absolute responsibility to prepare all students for high school, college, and life- regardless of home language or background- by employing high expectations, a profound passion for teaching and learning, and an emphasis on social consciousness. RFMA serves 265 students, with 88% qualifying for free/reduced lunch. By embracing their cultural heritage, RFMA educators work collectively to inspire our students to be champions in the classroom, on the tennis court and chess board, in college, and beyond.

DECEMBER 10 | Tennyson Center for Children

Tennyson Center for Children
Tennyson Center for Children is working to build a community of game changers who, working together, will fundamentally change the child welfare system and how kids navigate through it. Their common goal is to unleash the potential and talent of kids who have been abandoned by society and left behind. Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story.

DECEMBER 11 | Aurora Public Schools
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver

Boston P-8 School
Boston P-8’s vision is to be a unified, global community of lifelong learners who strive for excellence and compassion for self, each other, and our world! They serve 398 students, 65% of their students are English language learners, and 94% qualify for free/reduced lunch. There are 14 languages spoken and embraced at Boston P-8.

Crawford Elementary
In partnership with their families and community, Crawford Elementary engages students in a relevant, rigorous, and equitable standards based education in order to accelerate student growth, and create a culture of global leaders who are problem solvers, innovators, and creative thinkers. They serve 458 students, 70% of their students are English language learners, and 94% qualify for free/reduced lunch. Crawford students are engaged individuals who shape their own successful future!

Kenton Elementary
Kenton Elementary serves 608 students from Pre-K through 5th grade. They serve 608 students, 67% of their students are English language learners, and 91% qualify for free/reduced lunch. Kenton Elementary believes in developing the leadership capacity and accelerating the growth and achievement of every student through standards-based teaching and learning in a positive, safe and welcoming environment.

Laredo Elementary
Laredo Elementary is a supportive community focused on academic, social, and emotional growth in order to help every student excel. Laredo serves 445 students, 54% English language learners, and 85% qualify for free/reduced lunch.

Paris Elementary
Paris is committed to being an equitable community where all students collaborate to reach their potential through the power of innovations and culturally responsive teaching, and become international leaders, risk-takers, and critical thinkers who follow their dreams. They serve 310 students, 71% of their students are English language learners, and 96% qualify for free/reduced lunch.

DECEMBER 12 | Denver Public Schools
Embassy Suites Downtown Denver

Cowell Elementary
Cowell Elementary collaborates with their students, families, district, and community to uphold shared values that will empower and inspire students to become lifelong learners. They serve 366 students, 59% of which are English language learners, and 94% that quality for free/reduced lunch. Cowell is a safe, respectful community that fosters excitement for learning and holds high expectations for all who enter our doors. Cowell Elementary School provides all students with a rigorous academic experience while fostering a positive student culture of high expectations and support. Cowell Elementary School has been educating students in the Villa Park neighborhood to prepare them for success through middle school, high school, and beyond.

DCIS at Ford Elementary
DCIS at Ford exists to provide an equitable and excellent education so that students meet or exceed district, state and International Studies standards. Their students are college and career ready. DCIS at Ford consists of high performing leaders, teachers, and students that contribute to our school, community, and world. DCIS at Ford serves 472 students (including Pre-K), 59% of students are English language learners, and 94% qualify for free/reduced lunch. They embrace the Four Domains: investigate the world, weigh other perspectives, communicate ideas well, and take action to make the world a better place to help our students become the best they can be.

Fairview Elementary
Fairview Elementary serves 231 students Pre-K through 5th grade. Fairview Elementary is proud to be a uniquely diverse school with small class sizes, where students have access to one-to-one technology, and access to many programs for students and parents to remain active within the school. 62% of Fairview Elementary students are English language learners, and 97% qualify for free/reduced lunch. Upon leaving Fairview Elementary, students will be confident, competent leaders and learners who have a hunger for knowledge.

Valverde Elementary
The Valverde community joyfully nurtures an inclusive, academically-focused environment with high expectations to prepare all students for success. Valverde serves 278 students, 62% English language learners, and 97% qualifying for free/reduced lunch. The mission of Valverde Elementary is to deliver rigorous, personalized instruction paired with strong character development and social-emotional learning supports. They focus on cultivating 21st century skills that prepare their students for success.

Wyatt Academy
Wyatt Academy is a K-5 community school where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. They are a school that holds both a constructivist, inquiry based approach to instruction, while utilizing data-driven practices that forward proficiency of grade level content. Wyatt Academy serves 186 students, 62% English language learners, and 97% qualifying for free/reduced lunch. Wyatt Academy teaches the core values of wonder, joy, community, and opportunity.

Holidays for Kids Sponsors

Alpine Bank
Canvas Credit Union
King Soopers
Wells Fargo

Holidays for Kids Partners

Marriott Denver Tech Center
Embassy Suites Hotels
Little Man Ice Cream
The Oxford Hotel
Rocky Mountain Bottled Water
Simon & Schuster
Urban Farmer