Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys financial donations can be made to Cardenas Ministries or can be accepted electronically via Paypal. To donate to the Parade of Toys using Paypal, click on the donate button and enter the amount you wish to donate and follow the prompts to complete the donation.
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Our family has been blessed to be involved in projects that minister and contribute to families and organizations in our community. Our goal is to be proactive and simply offer provisional and prayer ministry and be available in helping meet needs in the community when and where we can.
The Appreciation Breakfast Project included multiple breakfast events to honor Adams County Law Enforcement Officers. Breakfasts were provided at three locations for hundreds of officers from the Adams County Sheriff's Department as well as Colorado State Patrol Officers in Brighton, Commerce City, and Strasburg.
We wish to thank past community partners and volunteers for your support and participation as we introduce and begin work
May 2018 Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast Outreach
We thank our members of law enforcement for their service and dedication. Our prayers will always be with you. We encourage your support for them.
We thank all those that participated and contributed to this worthwhile effort.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast outreach photo gallery
We invite your participation as a volunteer, a community partner, or a financial sponsor. There are specific overviews for each of these levels including the press release community announcement below. Again, thank you for visiting. May God bless you and your families abundantly now and going forward.
on the Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys project. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile and rewarding Parade of Toys event, in the spirit of giving, please feel free to contact us. During the organizing phase, support could be in the form of: purchasing, collecting, and sorting toys, or donating funds to purchase new toys, hats, and gloves. Perhaps you would allow us to place a toy collection box at your facility. On the day of the event, support would be in the form of: driving and/or loading the trailer, or distributing the toys directly to the children.
The “Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys” is a free to the public kid’s toy distribution effort to take place on Saturday, December 15th in Brighton, CO as a community Christmas outreach to families at Brighton low income housing developments.
The effort is being organized by a community collaborative group that includes Cardenas Ministries, United Auto Workers Local 186, the Brighton Fire Department, and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and La Familia Ministries with other organizations still joining the effort.
For the past 5 years, this event has been held in Commerce City, CO with the help of the Commerce City Fire Dept. We know Christmas time can be financially challenging to parents, and this year we will hold this meaningful event in Brighton with the goal of lightening the financial load for members of our Brighton community with emphasis on those experiencing hardship.
We also realize that some parents might not be able to pick up toys from toy drive warehouses; due to transportation issues, work schedules, or other barriers. Accordingly, our goal is to also bring Christmas directly to the children!
Here’s how it works. By prearrangement, our plan calls for a Brighton fire truck to lead a caravan of vehicles, complete with a Santa aboard a trailer full of toys, to a low-income housing development. The fire truck sounds its siren and, as in past efforts, people come out of their homes to see what’s going on! The fun begins when the elves emerge out of the vehicles to help distribute age-appropriate toys to all the children who are present or to their parents! Each child receives a pair of gloves, and a winter hat. We quickly load back up and go to the next housing development until all the toys have been distributed.
If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile and rewarding Parade of Toys event, in the spirit of giving, please feel free to contact us. During the organizing phase, support could be in the form of: purchasing, collecting, and sorting toys, or donating funds to purchase new toys, hats, and gloves. Perhaps you would allow us to place a toy collection box at your facility. On the day of the event, support would be in the form of: driving and/or loading the trailer, or distributing the toys directly to the children. The Spirit of Giving - All are welcome!
To become a community partner, to volunteer, or to donate, please feel free to contact us and visit the contact section of the page.
Thank you for considering an opportunity to partner as a Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys community partner, sponsor, or volunteer. The event is being organized for the City of Brighton according to a community collaborative vision. It is structured to serve the community through a family focused and community collaborative effort that includes faith based and non-faith based organizations, family service agencies, and business organizations at all levels.
Churches, Ministries, and Community Organizations
Community and Faith Partners
The Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys
Our goal for Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys is to conduct a meaningful outreach effort based on collaboration and community engagement. Food and toy donations and volunteer time are the focus for community partnership participation.
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Community partnership and business sponsor levels are listed below along with PDF packet links that allow viewing and downloading. Simply tap or click on the image associated with each partnership or sponsor description to view and download the associated packet. Thank you.
Corporate and Community Business
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Sponsor opportunities are based on business or organization marketing and advertising opportunities or as a traditional donation. In the first arrangement, as a financial sponsor, your organization receives advertising and marketing considerations that are designed to promote and market your brand and business. Federal tax guidelines categorize this as a full tax deductible business expense and 100% deductible from your business' taxable income. In the latter arrangement, financial donations are taken on a traditional donation basis and a tax letter issued. All sponsor revenue are designated proceeds towards the purchase of toys and materials for the Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys project.
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Questions & Immediate Help
720-485-2303 or 720-435-0582
Spirit of Giving Parade of Toys
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Parade of Toys Financial Donations
Cardenas Ministries and the Parade of Toys project team thanks you for your donation. Following your Paypal payment you will receive an electronic reciept from Paypal or if you paid from a Paypal account, a record has been made in your account. Cardenas Ministries will also provide a confirmation letter with your details of your donation for your records. For questions and for a donation letter, please call us at your convenience.
Community Business Supporters
PRAIRIE CENTER PARKWAY
UAW Local 186
4401 Florence Street
Denver, CO 80238
Healing Place Church 17801 E 160th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601