Ways To Help the Local Aurora Community

During these times of uncertainty, you can make a difference in the Aurora community. Various local businesses, volunteer organizations, and schools are looking for resources. Discover how you can help, or contact us to share more ways to give back.

Aurora Public Schools

How you can help: Donate money for grab & go children’s meals
Aurora Public Schools is distributing grab-and-go meals at 16 locations throughout Aurora. 3,000+ meals are being distributed daily, and financial efforts go a long way. You can even donate online.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

How you can help: Donate money for take-home art kits
DAVA is a creative outlet for many of Aurora’s youth. While schools are not in session, DAVA is raising money for take-home art kits and supplies to stock their studio for when kids return. Please contact Krista Robinson about making a donation, director@davarts.org.

Village Exchange Center

How you can help: Donate dry goods, packing food, delivering it to doorsteps
The Village Exchange Center needs non-perishable food items for families around Aurora. They are willing to take a variety of dry goods; there is also a schedule for food drop-offs and packaging. Contact Alejandra about making a donation aleja@villageexchangecenter.org

Brent’s Place

How you can help: Professionally catered meals and financial support
Brent’s Place is home to families with compromised immune systems, which makes grocery shopping difficult. Professionally catered meals are a top request that can feed 45-60 people. Also, anyone can donate money to assist with food and necessary supplies. The range of $250-500 is enough to cover a grocery visit for the families at Brent’s Place. Contact Annie Thompson for information and scheduling, athompson@brentsplace.org.

Aurora Sister Cities International

How can you help: Donate monetarily
Aurora Sister Cities International build neighbors focused on service, leadership, and shared learning. You can help support their missions by donating online. Contact Karlyn Shorb for more information kshorb@auroragov.org.

Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS)

How you can help: Donate money and non-perishable food items
You can support dozens of local community members by providing high-need pantry items, like pasta. AICS is also taking monetary donations to support community members. Contact (303) 360-0260
with questions or drop off information.

Dayton Street Opportunity Center

How you can help: donate food, kid’s activity supplies, and household items
Community members are encouraged to donate food items including, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, and snacks alongside kid-specific activities (i.e., workbooks, crayons, markers, and pencils. The Dayton Street Opportunity Center is also in need of household cleaners. You can contact (303) 547-0133 or email maishajfeilds@gmail.com for information.

Ronald McDonald House of Denver & Aurora

How you can help: Donate money, gift cards, purchase items from Amazon shopping lists, and start a fundraiser on Facebook

The Ronald McDonald House of Denver and Aurora need assistance in purchasing food and household essential items for their families. You can make a cash donation to their website here or donate small denominational gift cards from Costco, Safeway, King Scoopers, or Target (donate e-gift cards to amcmurchy@rmhc-denver.org). You can also donate essential household items, like cleaning products and pantry items. Interested donors are also encouraged to create a fundraiser on Facebook under their profile. Contact Stasi McMurchy, amcmurchy@rmhc-denver.org, 720-382-7221 with questions.

The greater community of Colorado is also in need. The Governor’s Office launched a new online resource, https://covrn.com/, to organize volunteers and more.