It truly does take a village to keep our doors open. We’ve been open since 2012, are a 100% volunteer-run organization and have hosted over 1,100 guests!! Here are a few ways for you to get involved:
Host guests being released from detention
Hosts pick up released individuals from the detention center, take them to the Casa and help them make plans to get home. You will also provide transportation to the airport/bus station once our guest has their plane or bus ticket. This is a critical role at the Casa because it’s direct involvement with someone who has nothing — no money, no phone, nobody in town to help them out, no food, etc. We are there to accompany them, welcome them to the USA and provide the necessary help to get them home with their families — right where they belong.
Visit someone being detained
Right now there are men and women locked up inside the immigrant detention center with no link to the outside world. Maybe they are not from the area and have no one who can stop by and visit, or perhaps they do have family around, but their family is undocumented, making it impossible to enter the detention center. You have the opportunity to help ease the isolating experience of someone who is detained by visiting them.
If you are interested in hosting or visiting, please plan to attend one of our volunteer trainings. Our next one is November 4 from 1pm -3pm and will be held at the Casa (20850 East 45th Ave, Denver). Please let me know if you can make it and I will save you a spot.
Donate household items
Please check out a list of items we currently need on our Target Gift Registry. This is an easy and convenient way for you to purchase something we need and have it sent directly to our home.
Bring groceries or a meal
As you can imagine, our guests arrive to the Casa hungry and craving a healthy, delicious meal. Most often our guests have been locked up for months, sometimes years, eating the same bland food over and over and over and over again. You can make a meal for 6 people and drop it off any week day at 6pm. If you’re not a good cook, you can also bring over a bag of groceries and we can cook something up with our guests.
Not a good cook and hate grocery shopping? (Me, too!! Haha!) We accept gift cards to King Soopers or Walmart so when we need fresh food (milk, eggs, fruit and veggies) we can make a grocery run and purchase everything to keep our fridge full.
Clean our home
Cinderella, Cinderella, how we love our Cinderella!
Haha! Don’t worry, I won’t call you Cinderella, but I will be very thankful if you choose to come and help keep our home clean for our guests. We have cleaning guides for each room so you know exactly how and what to clean so when our guests stay with us, they are always in a comfortable environment. All cleaning supplies are provided.
Whew!! That was a lot of info, huh? If you have any questions please let me know. I’ll go ahead and add you to our email list so you can stay connected with us. You can also Like us on Facebook!
With perseverance and hope,