Giving and Crafting

Golden Senior Santa - Golden Colorado

Based on various Facebook posts, several of our non-profit organizations did very well through yesterday’s Colorado Gives Day.

If you’re looking for a more tangible way to give, consider being a Golden Senior Santa. You can stop by Maki Sushi, Windy Saddle Cafe, Aegis Realty, or Connects Workspace to pick up a tag for a particular senior, go buy a gift for that person, and return it to the business. They’ll giftwrap it and deliver it the Senior Resource Center, the Neighborhood Rehab Project, or Canyongate senior apartments. They have the names of almost 100 local seniors; where possible, they find out directly or through a caregiver some “wish list” items so the gifts can be personalized – which might range from “a warm pair of socks” to a sweater to a toaster, and typically cost $25 to $50.

If you prefer buying toys, consider supporting the Christian Action Guild‘s Santa Shop. Just donate a new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation earmarked for buying toys. Bring your donation to the Christian Action Guild at 14th and Ford, or leave a toy in the collection box at Meyer Hardware, the Golden Mill, Brian Fox Farmers Insurance Agency, On Tap Credit Union,Table Mountain Inn, Golden Visitors Center, Golden Curves, Golden Walgreens, Natural Grocers, Alphagraphics, Golden Real Estate, Miners Saloon, Golden Moon Speakeasy, RE/MAX Alliance, Trailhead Taphouse, Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop, Golden Roots Salon, or the Old Capitol Grill and Smokehouse.

The Lookout Mountain Nature Center is celebrating “Nature’s Gifts” both today and tomorrow from 10AM-noon. Hey all you young naturalists! Have fun making nature-related holiday crafts for your loved ones. Get into the holiday spirit by making handmade nature crafts, which include snowflake crayon rubbing wrapping paper, a paper tube owl ornament, a potato print forest card, and more!  Families with kids of all ages are welcome! (crafts are geared towards ages 3 – 8 yrs old)  Crafts will be available between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. so feel free to drop in any time during those hours. Suggested donation: $3 per child.

Dinosaur Ridge has TriceraTOTs this morning from 10-11AM. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at or 303-697-3466 x 101.

The Library’s DIY Lab is offering “Broke Holidays – DIY Style” from 6-7:30 this evening.  Looking for gifts to impress your family and friends this holiday season without spending lots of money? Get creative with frugal craft gifting with heart, DIY style and make something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Choose from: Felted Soaps, 8-Bit Pixilated Ornaments, or Coasters. Craft supplies, refreshments and festive atmosphere provided. Suitable for: Adults