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A food pantry, clothing closet, resource center and much more!

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Little Flower We are now Open

Who We Are

We are a non-profit assistance center supported by caring volunteers who offer their time and talent to help people in need. We receive support in obtaining food & clothing supplies from generous churches, businesses, agencies and organizations in our community.

What We Do

We provide to Aurora and some east metro residents assistance in the form of:

• Food
• Clothing
• Resources And Referrals
• Budgeting Assistance
• Employment Search Support
• Senior Food Assistance Program (The Second Monday Of Each Month)
• Joy Drive - Christmas For School Age Children

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Second Mondays are the Senior Food Assistance Program offered from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Clothing Distribution

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Our Lady of Loreto)

Job Search

Thursday

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ways to Help

Want to support the ministry?

Mail Or Drop Off Your Donation

Catholic Charities/Little Flower Assistance Center
11149 E. 14th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010
303-360-9686

Thank you to our sponsors!

Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of Loreto
Rotary - University Hills
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The Little Flower blossoms over time: A look at its history


New Beginnings

In the humble little gray building, which was generously donated by the Knights of Columbus Council 4079, a new charity planted deep roots in September 2013 when Donna Potter engaged a committed group of community volunteers to establish a much-needed location to serve the less fortunate.

Named the Little Flower Assistance Center (LFAC) in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux and in remembrance of Donna’s mentor, Sister Michael Mary Eagan (affectionately called “Sister M&M”), the emerging charity progressed with support from the City of Aurora, several local Catholic Churches, the Denver Foundation, and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (Sister M&M’s Motherhouse). By December 2013, the fledgling agency was embraced under the sponsorship wing of Catholic Charities.

Renovations
Recently, LFAC underwent a major renovation thanks to a generous Community Development Block Grant administered by the City of Aurora. Improvements included a more client-friendly and functional reception area, improved wheelchair entry, a restroom accessible to handicapped individuals, a filing and storage room, and enhanced lighting. New flooring, expansion of the doors and exterior upgrades were also completed.

Service Area and Hours
LFAC provides referrals and resources that assist clients of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures in meeting basic human needs and achieving greater access to economic opportunities. Our dedicated team of over 100 volunteers offer their time, talents and assets to assist our neighbors in need throughout Aurora and the Northeast Metro neighborhoods of Montebello and Green Valley Ranch. Clients are invited to visit the Little Flower Assistance Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:30am-3pm.

LFAC Programs
Every month, Little Flower helps its low-income neighbors with the obtaining the necessities and overcoming challenges by providing:

· A generous supply of groceries for a household (typically for two weeks)

· Distribution of personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, oral hygiene supplies, and adult incontinence needs

· Diapers and formula for infant children

· Gently used clothing provided through the generosity of Our Lady of Loreto Church parishioners

· Employment counseling for clients needing assistance finding jobs

· Bus passes for seniors and persons with disabilities requiring transportation to medical appointments

· Monthly commodity allocations to clients aged 60 and older who meet federal eligibility requirements

· Health and wellness education

· Referrals to additional community resources such as local human service agencies

In addition to its routine activities, LFAC conducts special programs throughout the year, including the popular holiday “Joy Drive.” During this community-wide event, Christmas gifts are collected and delivered to low-income Aurora schoolchildren, students enrolled in an Aurora tutoring program, elderly clients, and teen parents who remain in school while raising their babies.

Joy Drive

For the past 19 years Catholic Charities Little Flower Assistance Center volunteers have participated in making gift boxes for underserved students in the Original Aurora Area.  This year over 450 children at 7 Aurora Schools, Colfax Community Network tutoring program, and infants and their teen parents at Jamaica Early Beginnings School will receive school supplies, personal care items, books, toys, candy and warm hats, socks and gloves. This is the Drive that brings the Joy!

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Catholic Charities Denver
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828
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Catholic Charities Denver
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828
info@ccdenver.org

Larimer County Services
Summit County Services
Weld County Services
Western Slope Services

MAKE A DONATION

MAKE A DONATION

Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support:
720-799-9311

Catholic Charities of Denver is a 501(c)(3) Organization
EIN: 84-0686679

Mail Donations to:
6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
303-742-0828

Donation support:
720-799-9311

Catholic Charities of Denver is a 501(c)(3) Organization
EIN: 84-0686679

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