special events

Preventative Programs

School Supply Distribution – A week or two before school begins, clients can receive a bag of school supplies containing most of the essential items their child needs. Please click on the link below to get details on how to pick up supplies. You will need to provide photo ID, child birth certificates or proof of guardianship, and proof of Jefferson County residency are all necessary. 

Thanksgiving Distribution – The Action Center provides Thanksgiving Food Boxes the weekend before Thanksgiving in November. The boxes contain the fixings to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for their household. Families will also be given a certificate toward the purchase of a turkey or ham from their local grocer. You will need to provide photo ID and proof of Jefferson County residency. 

Santa Shop – Parents and legal guardians of children from newborn to 12 years old can “shop” for gifts that ensure a positive, happy holiday season. Items are limited and based on size of family as well as the age of children. Be prepared with photo ID, child birth certificates or proof of guardianship, and proof of Jefferson County residency.

Beautiful Junk Sale

The Beautiful Junk Sale will take place Friday, March 16th, 2018 and Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

General admission is $4 for everyone 16 and older. Bring two or more non-perishable food donations and receive $1 off of admission! The Early Bird Sale will take place Friday morning at 7am, tickets are $30 and shoppers will get in FREE on Saturday!

The Beautiful Junk Sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County! The Sale is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall and offers 10,500 square feet of  jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor, kitchen gadgets and MUCH more!

To receive an e-mail reminder for the next Beautiful Junk Sale, send an e-mail to communications@theactioncenterco.org with the subject line “Beautiful Junk Reminder.”

Bargain shoppers can pay for their purchases with cash, check or credit card ($20 minimum.) The Jefferson County Fairgrounds is located at 15200 W. 6th Avenue in Golden.

Where Action Matters Breakfast

The Where Action Matters Breakfast brings the community together to hear about the help, hope and dignity that The Action Center’s work provides to its clients each day.

During the annual one-hour event, guests learn more about The Action Center and its role in the community. Board members, volunteers and past clients share stories and speak about the effect The Action Center has had on their lives and the community. Several hundred people attend the event with the guest list being made up of city and county officials, volunteers, staff members, donors, community members and recipients of The Action Center services. The event raises funds that The Action Center uses to provide essential stabilizing services to those in need in Jefferson County.

The Betty Proctor Fund

Annual Luncheon: The Annual Luncheon will be held in September. Call Development at 303.237.7704 for more information.

Thank you to our Helping Heart Sponsors: FirstBank and Jeffco Public Schools!

Wine Tasting Dinner: The Wine Tasting Dinner will take place in 2018. Check back this winter for more information.

The Betty Proctor Fund is a special emergency fund within The Action Center designed to meet one-time needs that cannot be met by any other agency. Following the decades of caring work by founder Betty Proctor, this fund formerly know as Helping Hearts and Hands, provides a life-line for families needing the last $100 for a specific need or utility assistance.

For general Betty Proctor Fund donation inquiries, please contact Development at 303.237.7704.