A nonprofit organization

Riley Watson, a local high school senior and his friends are helping to spread the word this Colorado Gives Day. Their goal is to raise $5,000 TODAY for KidsGiving365! This amount will help us to serve an estimated 100 underserved children in our program, whose families are struggling.


"Thank you for allowing our son to have this wonderful experience. I grew up delivering gifts to families in need and will never forget that feeling. I am so happy to have connected with your organization to allow my son the same experience. Yesterday morning before the delivery he shared his "good news" with his kindergarten class that he was going to be Santa's Elf. His teacher called to let me know how proud he was when he told the class."
-The Coto family.

"Fun morning…we delivered the gifts to the boys today…Watching him play with all of the toys was pure joy. It is what the holiday season is all about and we are so glad we got to be elves for this wonderful, loving family. Merry Christmas to you all."
-The Huber Family

"I have to tell you that our time delivering presents with our adopted family was more than I could have hoped for. I had managed my expectations not to expect too much, but to see these kids interact with my kids even with a language barrier was amazing. They were so appreciative and we stayed for over an hour playing with them!"
-The Griffin family

"I cannot tell you how moved, touched and full of emotion we all were to have had this experience. I left feeling like I wanted to do more. Our girl scout troop will surely keep up this tradition and we will spread the word. I am in awe of what three moms with an idea and clearly great big hearts have created I want to sincerely thank you for taking what was an amazing idea and making it come to life- you are an inspiration. Congrats to you three and all your helpers on taking the time in what is such a busy season to think of others and put so much time and effort into giving to others."
-S. Ziegler & Girl Scout Troop 63269

"This was different than other charities. For us, it was the ability to deliver the gifts and see the impact on the children. It made us realize that Christmas is more than the holiday itself. It's really about giving back and understanding the plight of others. We're hooked, we're absolutely hooked."
-Brenda Godfrey, mom of Elf Sienna

"To call us 'givers' is a misnomer. I feel much more like a receiver when I see the joy your program brings."
-The Ayers family

"As a third grade teacher, the earlier you can teach a child they can make a difference, the better. We wanted our own son to learn to appreciate the things he has and know he has the ability to help other people."
-Amy and David Rootes, parents of Elf Braden.

"It was an absolutely amazing experience! Hope to be a part of this program next year! Have told many family and friends about it!"
-The Strickler Family


We're creating the next generation of givers by getting kids involved today with community service and charitable giving. In our programs, kids meet and help those in need. The personal interaction teaches children their actions matter and they can make a difference. Our mission is to inspire lifelong giving by connecting young volunteers with high-impact giving experiences, and by training and educating junior philanthropists.

Background Statement

KidsGiving365 (formerly called Santa's Elves - Kids Giving to Kids), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We are a 100% volunteer based organization. That means every penny we receive goes to furthering our mission to inspire giving and create lifelong givers.

The nonprofit was started by three moms in Colorado in 2010 who wanted their young children to get hands-on experience volunteering. KidsGiving365 is led by a volunteer board of directors.

Our giving events have led many businesses, schools and clubs to pitch in and help as many children as possible. Entire classes at various schools have "adopted" or chosen a child, then given them needed items and gifts. Business owners like Stephen Wiles of Batteries Plus Bulbs have ensured an entire neighborhood of poor children received new shoes to call their own, so they didn't have to wear hand-me-downs.

KidsGiving365 has started a small movement of people ready to help others in their own back yard. It turns out that most of us are children at heart.

Organization Data


Organization name


other names

KidsGiving365, Santa's Elves - Kids Giving to Kids

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development


2215 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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