CIRES participates every year in a program called Family-to-Family sponsored through Boulder Community Housing Corporation—providing holiday gifts for families in need. This program, now in its 47th year, helps make the holiday season brighter and happier for many less fortunate families.

Donations are due by December 9. But the sooner the better!

All donations will be made on line this year with a specific link for CIRES:

(Please Note: Due to COVID-19, all donations will be collected electronically. A 2% fee (charged by will be added to your donation and it can be either included in your donation total or you can choose to add the fee to your total amount.)

Every year, CIRES continues to break a new record for donations—last year we contributed a record-breaking $8,185 to needy families in Boulder County. A huge thank you to all those who have donated so far: we’ve already raised $1933! These generous donations are incredibly appreciated! Let’s keep it going! All donations are tax deductible.

Individual CIRES employees contribute the cash to make this happen. Now more than ever, families are needing assistance.  No amount is too small.  Please consider making a donation today!

Questions? Email Linda Pendergrass