Warm a Winter Wish Giving Opportunity

With the winter break approaching quickly, it’s a great time to get in the spirit of giving. Warm a Winter Wish is an event through Campus Recreation running from December 3 – December 14.

Everyone is invited to donate gift cards which will be given as holiday gifts to students in the Fostering Success Program.

An opportunity to donate gift cards of $20 to fellow Rams who are former foster youth through the Fostering Success program

What is CSU Fostering Success?

The CSU Fostering Success Program is designed to support students who are fully independent from backgrounds such as homelessness, orphanages, and foster care. The program will help these students receive the encouragement they need in order to be successful in their collegiate efforts. Each student is welcomed into a community of people who are also taking school on independently. The year-round support of other students is hugely appreciated, especially through the winter season.

How Can You Get Involved?

In order for this event to be successful, we are asking for your help in gathering gift cards of $20 increments to give as gifts. You can bring these gift cards to the Service Center located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center, where they will given to students in this program. We are requesting gift cards to businesses with a variety of options for students to purchase what they need. Good examples including King Soopers, Target, Amazon, Walmart.

Brit H., a member at CSU Campus Recreation, participated in this event last year and is excited to participate again. “What is unique about this program to me is the fact that it is directly helping our CSU community. For students who may have grown up without a traditional family unit, Fostering Success provides a space for a support system of friends and peers. To be a part of that system in some small way that spreads joy at this time of year feels wonderful” she says.

Share some joy with a fellow Ram by bringing in a gift card to the Service Center by Friday, December 14, 2018, before 8:00 pm. You can also submit a cash donation through the Fostering Success Program website HERE.


We know that the ability to make monetary donations to others is a privilege that some of us may not hold, but if you are able to, we hope that you join us in the spirit of giving.

About Rec Cares

Rec Cares is a committee at Campus Recreation that is excited to give back to the community. They have organized Warm a Winter Wish for the past few years. This committee puts on events for students to participate in throughout the year including Adopt a Street, Cans Around the Oval, and Warm a Winter Wish. Rec Cares works hard to positively influence our department and foster community, but they need your help to continue with their success!

Fall Break Building Hours

  • Friday, November 16: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 21: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23: Closed for the University holiday
  • Saturday, November 24: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Normal hours resume Sunday, November 25

Fall Break Schedules: