The Connection Church Of The Nazarene

, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Team Leader(s) Cherie Reiter
Partner in the Douglas Community

Open Requests & Church Needs

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Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
1
High Urgency Request
The youth has been involved in a Dependency and Neglect case since 2021 with his five siblings. Through all the ups and downs the past three years in the case, the youth has maintained a positive attitude. Recently, the youth reported he understands that he can do anything he sets his mind to. He can play instruments. Become a car mechanic, do whatever he wants to work at. The youth reports, the Winter Sports Camp is the next activity this youth wishes to explore, and your donation will support his desire to discover all that he can do.
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $180
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $180 to go!
Soccer camp
$180 out of $180 still needed
Help Reunify a Bio Family
3
High Urgency Request
A mother has worked hard to maintain employment and to secure independent housing. As a result of her hard work and progress, she has recently been reunified with her two sons. They have a two-apartment and need some assistance with gathering items the boys need. The most important thing the family needs at this time is bunk beds with mattresses for the boys. The boys are middle-school age, so the preference would be to have a full-bed over full-bed bunk bed set, if possible. This mother is very eager to gather items the boys need for their new house to become a home for all three of them. Having beds and being able to have adequate sleep is essential for the boys’ continued growth and development. They deserve to have a home and a bedroom that meets their basic needs and is comfortable and inviting. This mother has worked very hard to have a place to call their own and needs a little help!
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $470
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $470 to go!
Full Bed Frame
2 out of 2 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
1
Normal Request
We have a youth that has been separated from his family for over a year. He seems to struggle with peer relationships and overall self-esteem. The CASA has been spending intentional time with the youth to discover strengths and interests. The youth would like to continue piano lessons and we were able to secure a month of lessons, however we are unable to continue lessons for another month. This has been tremendously impactful and engaging for the youth and has truly been the one thing he has taken to for some time.
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $140
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $140 to go!
Piano lessons
$140 out of $140 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
High Urgency Request
This family recently moved to Colorado. The mother has been in an abusive relationship for the past five years with her current husband who is the stepfather to the children. The stepfather strangled the mother last Saturday and ever since this incident she has been trying to call places for support and resources. The mother was able to get a protection order against the stepfather on Thursday and has been trying to serve him with the papers since. On Thursday night the mother and three children stayed at a hotel to avoid seeing him until the protection order was served. While they were staying at the hotel the stepfather threw away all of the boy's clothes and ruined some of the mothers clothes as well. They are in need of support of getting new clothing. If you are not able to fulfill the full amount but are able to help with some of that anything is appreciated!
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
1 Responses
Kelly: 250. 00 Gift card can be sent for clothes for child 250.00 gift card can be sent for clothes for adult I will need name (for giftcards.com) and email address for immediate delivery
Cross Family Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for an Adult (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Request
High school student needs a bike for getting to school. Family only has one car and father needs it to get to work before school starts. Family does not live in an area where there is a bus offered.
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
2 Responses
Paula: We can provide Walmart gift cards. Paula at PEPC
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PEPC). 20 hours ago
Paula: Should I bring the gift cards to your office?
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PEPC). 20 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Bike
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
200
Normal Request
This request impacts multiple families.

CASA Thanksgiving Drive! Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our valued community partners, Advocates for Children CASA has been able to provide the hundreds of children and families we work alongside with Thanksgiving Meal Baskets. This year, our organization is hoping to collaborate with CarePortal and the network of churches to help feed our families. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other life challenges, by connecting them with volunteer advocates and activating community partnerships. If you and your church would like to assemble meal baskets for CASA families, please see the list of items below. Thank you for supporting local children and families! Thanksgiving Meal Basket List • Gift card for grocery store to buy turkey ($30) • Turkey pan (large enough to serve as basket for all items below) • Canned green beans • Canned cream of mushroom soup • Chicken Broth • Fried onion bits • Mac n’ cheese • Canned Yams • Marshmallows • Mashed Potatoes (boxed) • Canned Corn • Rice (any kind) • Gravy (jar or packet) • Cranberry Sauce • Stuffing • Cooking oil (i.e. olive oil) • Flour (bag) • Sugar (bag) • Cake or some other dessert fixings. *If you have any questions about Advocates for Children CASA or our Thanksgiving Meal Program, please respond to this request to connect with Ben Simonds.* Special Instructions: We would love to start receiving baskets Monday, November 13th at our office (16965 Pine Ln Suite 120, Parker, CO 80134). Here is a PDF with shopping list & info
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 100 - Adults Served: 100 - Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $3750
1 Responses
Ronnie: Southeast Christian Church along with SECOR would love to provide 10 Baskets
Southeast Christian Church. 2 days ago
Needs 1 Need / $3750 to go!
Thanksgiving Meal Baskets
50 out of 50 items still needed
Help Preserve an Adoptive Placement
5
Normal Request
I am working with three children (13, 6, and 4) who are placed with their maternal grandparents who plan to adopt them in the near future. The 13 y/o is in eighth grade and his school is going on a class trip in May of 2024 to Washington D.C. and New York. My kiddo has never expressed interest in much and he is often shut down and does not like engaging in activities like this, but he has expressed a high interest in going on this class trip. He lost his mother to an overdose about three months ago, so all of us are very excited to see him coming out of his shell a bit more since this difficult loss. The cost is about $2000 and the family understands the cost is a lot and will make whatever payments they need. Any assistance in funding this trip would be appreciated by myself and the family! I put $50 in the needs box, but any amount is appreciated.
Location: Englewood, CO 80112 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $50
3 Responses
Charles: fund
Community Responder. 1 day ago
Marie: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Summit Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Marie: Thank you so much for funding this request! We are honored to take care of the details.
Summit Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Funding for class trip
$50 Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
I am working with two boys (16 mo. and 5 years) who are placed with their grandparents. Their grandparents recently moved into a new home and are looking for some assistance with furniture. Right now, grandmother does not work as she quit her job to stay at home with the kids. I am seeking any assistance with furniture items to help them out to avoid additional costs.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $745
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $745 to go!
Couch
1 out of 1 items still needed
Loveseat / Chair
1 out of 1 items still needed
Kitchen Table with Chairs
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Reunify a Bio Family
3
Normal Request
I am working with a mom and dad of a 8 mo. old baby. Dad has been without a cell phone for the duration of this case which has caused a lot of barriers to being in compliance with treatment and with communication. He has attempted to get the one he has fixed, but this has not worked. He is also unable to work at this time due to not having a copy of his birth certificate (which has to be requested from Puerto Rico). To assist with the cost of this phone/service and help him with case compliance, I am requesting a cell phone and about a months' worth of service. The phone does not need to be fancy, just enough to help him email and call people. Walmart offers pre-paid phones and Verizon unlimited talk/text gift cards (about $40).
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80104 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $150 to go!
Cell Phone / Service
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
High Urgency Request
I am working with a mother of a three-year old. Mom is single and working full time to make ends meet. She recently dropped her phone which caused the screen to shatter. She needs her phone to communicate with professionals and to know about important dates related to this case. To get the screen replaced will cost her about $200, which she does not have right now. I am asking for a replacement phone so that she can be compliant with her case requirements and to avoid costing her too much money at this time. The phone does not need to be fancy, just something she can check emails, make calls, and send texts on!
Location: Parker, CO 80138 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $75
1 Responses
Rick: We can supply a phone immediately. Contact Rick Palm at(###) ###-#### or email to arrange.
Castle Oaks Church. 6 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Cell Phone
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
6
Normal Request
Biomother endured a very serious domestic violence incident recently and is a bit behind financially. Biomother has 5 children who are very lovely. Biomother could use some additional support this month with food. This could be in the form of a King Soopers or Walmart gift card or she is willing to send a grocery list to a donner.
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $250
1 Responses
Kelly: I will provide a gift card
Cross Family Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Food / Gift Card
$250 Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
A kinship caregiver took two young children into their home. With fall and winter approaching, the kids are in need of winter coats and winter clothing size 5T, snow boots size 11, hats and gloves. There is one male and one female so both gender items are needed. The female could also use some winter pajamas, size 5T. Purchasing of items or gift cards so the children can pick some of these items for themselves would be ideal.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
1 Responses
Rick: We could provide $300 Target Gift Cards if that would work for you. Contact me to work out logistics. Castle Oaks Church, Rick Palm
Castle Oaks Church. 4 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Coats, Hats, Gloves, Boots, Clothing and Pajamas
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
6
Normal Request
Kinship provider with 3 bio kids now has a new infant in their home and care. They are requesting the following: Package of sized 2 Mama Bears or Natural Diapers Honest Brand Wipes Gift cards to assist with winter baby clothing
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
2 Responses
Elizabeth: We have size 3 Mama Bear Diapers. We do not have any Honest diapers or wipes right now. The client is welcome to come “shop” in our boutique-style Community Resource Room for infant clothing and other baby care items at no cost. Please have the client call the office of Colorado Christian Services to arrange a time to come pick up.
Littleton Church Of Christ. 1 week ago
Rick: I just googled Honest Brand and Target carries them. Therefore we would offer $300 in Target Gift Cards if that was acceptable. Please let me know if this is satisfactory. Castle Oaks Covenant Church; Rick Palm
Castle Oaks Church. 4 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Diapers & Wipes (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Gift Cards for Baby Clothes
$200 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Normal Request
Family of 6 needs help getting car seats for young children. Father of children works full time and mom is staying home with younger children until she can find affordable childcare. They are living on a very tight budget and can't afford to buy car seats that fit their children better as they have grown out of the ones they have. They need a booster seat and a toddler car seat.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80104 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $245
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $245 to go!
Booster Car Seat with Back
1 out of 1 items still needed
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
1
Normal Request
We are working with a family that has a 14-year-old girl who we got involved with about a year ago due to neglect while living with her adoptive mother. While we were involved, we were able to track down her birth mother who hadn't seen her daughter in ten years and was able to take her daughter back, which the young girl is incredibly happy about. The daughter does have some socioemotional issues and can become escalated behind closed doors. We want to provide an outlet at home and a hobby that she has been interested in participating in. We are hoping to provide a boxing bag and some gloves for her to utilize during these moments and overall, for her mental and physical health. If you are willing to provide, I will direct you to the right bag and gloves on Amazon. Thank you so much!
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $75
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $75 to go!
Punching bag & gloves
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
A youth would like a black suit jacket for the homecoming dance, men size medium. Gently used is welcomed.
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $50
1 Responses
Ronnie: Please call me about this request. I will help with it and have a couple ideas.
Southeast Christian Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Suit Jacket
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Critical Request
Single Kin provider's car broke down and she needs assistance with repairs. It is a 2012 GMC terrain, it needs a new engine. She said it has an extended warranty, but she is having trouble getting the warranty fully honored. She needs assistance with the deductible which is $200 plus any additional repairs that might not be covered.
Location: Parker, CO 80138 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
3 Responses
Thomas: I will fund the $200.00.
Castle Oaks Church. 1 week ago
Rick: Tom Hendricks you amaze me! Thanks so much for doing this! Rick Palm
Castle Oaks Church. 6 days ago
Rick: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Castle Oaks Church, Community Lead Church. 6 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
vehicle repair
$200 Met in full!
Help Remove an Educational Barrier for a Child
6
Normal Request
This request impacts multiple families.

Children can build resiliency and overcome obstacles when they have moments of highly engaging and motivating materials within reach. Learning/building toys such as Legos, K'NEX, magnetic tiles, STEM building toys/blocks, Monilon Magnet Sticks add to environments that foster curiosity which can then lead to strengthening confidence (a foundational component in learning). Those skills will be noticed. Adults naturally provide positive feedback to children while at play and those attributes can be relayed later when a child is applying themselves in a more challenging moment like meeting a new friend or sustaining effort during an academic task, like writing. Special Instructions: New or used children's building toys can be dropped off at Soaring Hawk Elementary from 8:00-4:00.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 6 - Agency: #Soaring Hawk Elementary School - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $100 to go!
Building Toys
$100 out of $100 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
High Urgency Request
Hello! I have a single mother that is really struggling financially despite her being employed. She feels that everything is piling up on her and she overwhelmed with meeting her financial obligations while caring for her two teen children. I currently have an open request for car repairs on her vehicle that is in high need of repairs. Mom is still driving it as she doesn't have another option and would like help with a gas card to be able to go to work and take the children to school when the bus isn't running. The family would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you!
Location: Parker, CO 80134 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
1 Responses
Amy: PEPC can provide $200 in gift cards to King Soopers so that she can spend $100 for gas and $100 for groceries.
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PEPC). 1 week ago
Needs 1 Need / $100 to go!
Gas Card
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Support a Youth Aging Out
1
Normal Request
19 year old youth is living on her own and in college. She is not working at this time. She recently broke her phone and could use assistance to get another one. This youth does not have any contact with parents. Youth uses her phone to obtain bus schedules and order Uber, so her phone is extremely helpful. She has AT&T service, so if someone has an old phone, could get her a phone or provide a gift card to get one. Thank you,
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109 - County: Douglas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
1 Responses
Kelly: I will provide a phone
Cross Family Church. 2 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
phone
1 Item(s) Met in full!
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Response Team Stats

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Responses
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Requests met
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Children served
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Economic impact
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