Consider these gifting opportunities to help others. For complete information on serving others, visit our CAN Ministry section or contact Augustana at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.

Help provide holiday dinner baskets for single-parent families

Share holiday joy by purchasing an Easter and Thanksgiving dinner basket for families at Warren Village. Each basket costs around $38 and includes a ham or turkey, canned fruits and vegetables, dinner rolls, and a fruit pie. Make contributions payable to Augustana Lutheran Church and indicated for Warren Village baskets; or, donate online here.

Donate food to Augustana’s Sanctuary Soup Shelf

Leave what you CAN. Take what you NEED.

This honor system pantry on the sanctuary porch is protected from the elements by the roof over it and accessible outside at any time. Augustana members, friends, neighbors, and staff are invited to stock the shelf OR take what is needed for yourselves and neighbors.

  • Canned goods only please (no paper, glass, plastic, or cardboard)
  • High protein options preferred – chili, black beans, vegetarian soups, etc.
  • Wash your cans and hands when you get home
  • Surplus cans will be taken to Metro Caring’s food pantry

Alameda entrance (west of Fairfax Street). Follow signs to the Sanctuary Soup Shelf

Donate food to a food pantry

Metro Caring is an emergency assistance service for those in need in Metro Denver and is supported by a partnership of church congregations (including Augustana). Gifts of money, food, toiletries, diapers, household items, and new toys are always graciously received. There are boxes in Augustana’s Narthex and Fellowship Hall that are clearly marked for food and household goods donations. Donations are accepted in these boxes throughout the year with a special emphasis during Lent.

Shopping list of most-needed nonperishable items:

  • veggies (corn, green beans, peas)
  • fruit (peaches, pears, mixed fruit)
  • peanut butter (any brand, smooth/creamy)
  • beans (black, pinto, refried)
  • canned tuna (in water)
  • entrees/soups (canned chicken, chili w/beans, vegetable soup)
  • breakfast items (whole-grain cereal, instant oatmeal, breakfast bars)

Give a gift to ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world. Click here to give a gift for World Hunger or use the envelopes available in Augustana’s pew pockets.

Give a gift to ELCA Disaster Response

ELCA Disaster Response helps to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by disasters. And when the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. When designating your gift for a specific disaster, 100 percent of that gift is used for immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts following that disaster. Click here to give a gift for Disaster Response or designate a gift using envelopes available in Augustana’s pew pockets.