Holiday Giving

As many of us return to “life as normal”, our low income neighbors will feel the financial aftershocks of the pandemic for much longer. Families who are working to get back on their feet need help to make the holidays special for their children. We invite YOU to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors this holiday season by giving back to EFAA.

Stay on this page for information about holiday food donations, volunteer opportunities, and EFAA’s gift room. Otherwise, if you have any questions please reach out to…

Monetary Donations: Ashley Rumble, or 303.951.7696
Food Donations/Drives: Walter O’Toole, or 303.951.7667
Volunteer Opportunities: Sue McCullough, or 303.951.7663

Holiday Food Needs

EFAA’s food bank relies on individual donations to help make the holidays special for families and individuals facing food insecurity. Support the food bank by shopping for EFAA online, hosting a food drive, or dropping off food donations from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Visit our shopping list here for our current food needs. You can also shop our Amazon Wish List to order the most needed holiday food items directly to EFAA!

Holiday Gift Room

We need new and unwrapped donations of gifts for children and teens ages 0-18. Click here for our greatest needs, and click here for our Amazon Wish List.

Drop off location:

1575 Yarmouth Ave
Boulder, CO 80304
Please stop at the loading zone on 16th St

Drop off times:

Donations accepted between 11/29 and 12/10
Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm

Donation Guidelines

  • Donated items must be new. Please DO NOT bring used items.
  • Please DO NOT wrap gifts so that parents can select age & gender-appropriate gifts.
  • We are unable to accept books or clothing for the Gift Room.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

The holiday season is a special time to volunteer at EFAA. Our greatest need for volunteers during this time is to help us operate the Holiday Gift Room.

Between Monday, December 13th and Saturday, December 18th, we’ll need a total of 5 volunteers each day per shift to run our Gift Room; 4 “Gift Station Monitors” and 1 “Exit Monitor.” Volunteer shifts are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 13, 14 & 15: Shifts are 9:15 am – 12:15 pm or 1:15 – 4:15 pm
Thursday, 12/16: Shifts are 9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 – 4:15 pm or 4:45 – 7:45 pm
Friday, 12/17: Shifts are 9:15 am – 12:15 pm or 1:15 – 4:15 pm
Saturday, 12/18: 9:15 – 12:15  or 1:15 – 4:15 pm

EFAA’s Holiday Gift Room will operate in alignment with all C.D.C. COVID-19 recommendations and all volunteers are required to follow recommendations along with EFAA’s COVID-19 Protocols

Click on the opportunities below to learn more and apply.

Gift Station Monitor

Exit Monitor

To learn more about other ways to volunteer with EFAA, including in the food bank, visit our volunteer opportunities page.