Christmas for Kids Behind Bars...


You can bring HOPE to the story of incarcerated youth

this Christmas!


For 27 years, Denver Area Youth For Christ has provided thousands of incarcerated kids, ages 10 to 19, with Bibles, gifts, treats and Christmas cards, signed by people like you, during the Christmas season. Often, these are the only Christmas presents and cards a young boy or girl receives.

Christmas gift bags are always given with the clear message that no matter how dark and discouraging the circumstances, or what they have done in the past, Jesus loves and wants to help them.

We’ve heard countless stories of how these gifts and cards have brought hope and comfort at a time when it was desperately needed. 

Juvenile facilities are hard and cold places. We've seen the eyes of so many kids light up at the sight of the gift bags filled with gifts and treats, and most importantly, a Bible! What a joy!

Please help us reach our goal, this Christmas, of providing gift bags, signed cards and Bibles for every kid in the thirteen juvenile facilities we serve. That’s over 1,200 kids who need your help!



  • ADOPT a facility or agency... Become a WREATH OF LIGHT COORDINATOR for your church or group and begin collecting gifts for a specific juvenile detention center (click here to see facilities). DOWNLOAD and SHARE OUR FLYER with your church, small group or organization. 

  • DONATE the cost of one or more gift bags ($25 buys one bag). DONATE TODAY 

  • PURCHASE gifts via Amazon. VIEW OUR WISH LIST ON AMAZON SMILE. Please note that we can only accept the facility-approved gifts listed on our Amazon Wish List. 

  • WRITE Christmas cards to incarcerated youth. This is a great outreach for your small group or Sunday School class! CONTACT US and we'll mail you the Christmas Cards and instructions.

Mail your gifts & cards to our office at: Denver Area Youth For Christ, Attn: Christmas in July, 7670 South Vaughn Ct., Englewood CO 80112


The deadline is Friday, December 8th.


God has faithfully used these gifts as a powerful tool to reach the hearts of kids!


Thank you!