Integrated Family Community Services

Columbine UU Church partners with Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS), is a local non-profit agency serving low-income families by assisting with food, clothing, information and referral in addition to the programs listed below.
READY, SET, SCHOOL! — This is a July collection to provide a child with a new outfit, backpack, school supplies and a gift certificate for a pair of shoes.  This makes all the difference in a child’s life, and the parent’s life too. Because of our generous congregation, FIFTEEN children will start school this fall feeling good about themselves.  SPONSOR A CHILD AND CHANGE A LIFE!  

THE FOOD BANK AT IFSC –  This is an ongoing food collection at Columbine. There is a baskets in the foyer for non-perishable donations that are delivered to IFCS each week.  It is a huge part of the help that Inter-Faith gives to those who need extra help feeding their families. There is always a need for staples like beans, macaroni and cheese, canned meat, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and canned fruit and vegetables. Any nutritious, non-perishable food is welcome.

TURKEY BUCKS  Thanksgiving is a time when we are thankful for our many blessings, but also a time to think about the people who have few blessings in their lives.  Last year IFCS distributed over 650 food baskets to their clients, including many  home-bound elderly.   Baskets include food and “Turkey Bucks”, a King Sooper’s gift card (Columbine keeps the cards in an envelope to deliver, along with the food, to IFCS)  good for a turkey.    With our help IFCS brings their mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors to life for families and seniors.

CHRISTMAS ADOPT-A-FAMILY — Volunteers sign up to sponsor a family so the family can receive holiday gifts, food and gift cards and experience the joy of the season.  IFCS Christmas Adopt-A-Family, makes the holidays truly joyous for many parents, kids and seniors.

MOTHER’S DAY BASKETS—This is a collection to fill baskets for single moms with kids. Monetary donations are also accepted to the IFCS Mother’s Day Fund. These donations will be turned into gift cards to include with the baskets

If you have any questions about any of these activities please contact Pauline Hopkins at [email protected].