Give Back This Holiday Season: Pathways Holiday Outreach & Red Kettle Campaign

Pathways Holiday Outreach

Support Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

As you may know, our Community Outreach Department hosts an annual gift drive called Pathways Holiday Outreach. This drive serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and delays and their families who may not have a holiday without your support. 

DP Case Managers and Coordinators nominate individuals with developmental disabilities and delays we serve who are most in need. They discuss the nomination with the person or family and complete a form with requests of up to 2 gifts per child worth around $25 in value. Children and families are then paired with organizations who fulfill the requested items.

Community Outreach would love your help to make sure everyone receives a gift! Provide a specific gift or gift cards (valued at $25) for folks on our waitlist.

If you are interested in helping provide a gift to a child this holiday season, please reach out to Marilyn Udeen by December 5th.

Maybe you’re not able to donate, but you’d still like to support this event? We’d love to have you! Mention your interest in volunteering in an email to Marilyn Udeen.

Red Kettle Campaign

Another way you can give back this holiday season is by supporting the Salvation Army. Developmental Pathways is partnering with the Salvation Army to adopt red kettles through their Red Kettle Campaign. This a unique opportunity for businesses, families, friends, and coworkers to volunteer their time to collect money that benefits people in need throughout the entire year.

The Red Kettle Campaign dates back to 1891 when a Captain in the Salvation Army collected coins to provide Christmas dinners to the poverty-stricken residents of Boston. Today, the Salvation Army assists more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. during the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods.

Even though this campaign is holiday-themed, the money raised by the Salvation Army assists people in need throughout the year. You’ve probably seen their involvement in disaster aid, shelter programs, and assistance for victims of domestic abuse as well as veterans.

To learn about all the ways they help “to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can,” check out their website.

Interested in adopting a red kettle?

Please contact Liz Wright at 720-468-2572 to reserve your spot. You’ll reserve a specific date, location and time and can invite friends, family, or associates to commit to a couple hours of volunteering and ringing the bell at your location.

We hope your holidays are full of warm fuzzies inside & out.