The Spirit of the Holidays

Sometimes Santa comes in disguise as he did for about 700 people with developmental disabilities or delays this year. For more than a decade, the local community-centered board Developmental Pathways has held its much-anticipated Holiday Outreach program. Supported individuals and/or families in need are nominated to participate in this extraordinary program. The program nominees are asked to submit gift requests, and the generous supporters of Developmental Pathways fulfill those requests.

One parent had this to say about her encounter with Pathways’ undercover Santa:

“Dear Donors, I wanted to express our overwhelming gratitude for all the donations to my family this Christmas. This has been such a tough year for me and my husband with my cancer diagnosis and treatments. We have tried to keep things as normal as possible for our kids. The gifts we received for Christmas were such a heartwarming blessing and brought so much joy to our kids. I look forward to paying all of your generosity forward once I recover and life gets back to normal. God bless you and your family.”

Developmental Pathways would like to thank all the donors, volunteers, and employees that put on their elf hats for a few weeks so that hundreds of families could feel the warmth of the Christmas spirit.

Thank you to…

  • Developmental Pathways Staff
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Great West Life
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • Morrisey Design
  • Standard Insurance
  • Technolink of the Rockies
  • Via West
  • El Dorado Elementary
  • Espree Child Learning Center
  • Coyote Creek Elementary
  • Wildcat Mountain Elementary
  • Bear Canyon Elementary
  • Governors Ranch Elementary
  • Cherry Creek Child Find
  • Solace Health Care
  • Alliance of Therapy Specialists
  • Motor Milestones
  • Horizon Community Church
  • Valor Poms
  • The Plumery Foundation
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates
  • MGA Home Healthcare
  • Stryker
  • TracomGroup
  • PT Therapies
  • Talking Together
  • Haaksma Speech Pathology
  • Peekaboo Therapy
  • Spark Therapy
  • Milestone Pediatric Therapy Services
  • Colorado’s Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) project
  • As well as 32 individuals and families!