12/22/2011 // Arvada, CO, United States // michelle2020 // Elisabeth Monaghan

Members of the Arvada community came together to ensure families benefitting from Colorado Homeless Families’ (CHF) programs experience a happy and memorable holiday this year.

More than 300 individuals, representing Arvada-based businesses, families and schools, gathered on December 10 to deliver toys and other gifts to about 40 families who participate in the programs provided by CHF. Everyone took their wrapped gifts home and will open them on Christmas Day.

“Most of these families cannot afford basic necessities, so Christmas is a holiday they aren’t able to celebrate,” said Connie Zimmerman, executive director and founder of CHF. “Because of the generosity of our community, every parent and child CHF works with received items they need – such as clothing, shoes, toys and other items that will brighten their holidays.”

For more information on Colorado Homeless Families call 303-420-6634 or visit http://www.chfrb.org.

About Colorado Homeless Families

Colorado Homeless Families has been providing transitional housing and supportive services for homeless families with children in the Metro Denver area since 1987. The non-profit organization began renting six properties from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and has since expanded to purchasing and maintaining 42 properties. CHF seeks to direct families toward self-sufficiency within 18 months to two years by offering counseling, seminars, case management and support group services. CHF serves between 47 and 72 families each year.

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