Holiday Miracle Events

The Miracle began on December 25, 1996 when the Denver ChopHouse staff, driven to brighten the holiday for the area’s hungry and homeless population, served a Christmas feast complete with all of the trimmings to 250 homeless men, women and children in the community.

What began as a small gesture of kindness has now spread across the United States. This year alone, more than 6,100 children and their families in Boise, Colorado Springs, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Portland will receive an outpouring of goodwill through our Miracle events.

We accept donations for all Miracle Events. You can help by giving to any of the following:

  • Boise, ID - Miracle Event
  • Indianapolis, IN - Miracle on Washington St.
  • Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Miracle

Volunteer for a Miracle Event:

 If you are interested in volunteering in 2016, please click the links above to register. If you have any questions, contact Katie Mills,

Spring Gathering

  • Omaha, NE Spring Gathering

To celebrate spring we will serve 700 guests a spring brunch with all the trimmings, typically around the Easter/Passover holiday. This year the Omaha Rock Bottom in Illinois will open its doors to help those in need in its community. Guests are transported from community shelters to the restaurant, where the tables are dressed in white linens and a traditional Spring Feast is offered to guests. Each child will enjoy a special memento to commemorate the day!

We accept donations for the Spring Gathering Event. Please consider donating.

Volunteer Information - Spring Gatherings

Volunteer efforts for our Spring Gathering is coordinated by the local restaurant team and our non-profit partners. Please contact them directly to find out more information about how to volunteer at these events.

Thanksgiving Gatherings

It became time to grow. As our Miracle events developed and thrived in locations across the United States, the pervasive need for a new kind of celebration emerged amongst homeless families in our community: a celebration on Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving Gathering event includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal, hosted for local homeless and displaced families and served by eager community members.

This is a day centered on dignity and celebration, served up with a side of warm hospitality. Guests are transported from shelters to our restaurants for a delicious holiday meal. More important than anything else though, guests feel honored and cared for by gracious community members, because that is what the Thanksgiving Gathering is all about. This year, restaurants in Longmont and Greeley will be hosting over 1,600 guests at our Thanksgiving Gatherings.

We accept donations for all Thanksgiving Gatherings. You can help by giving to either of the following:

  • Longmont, CO - Thanksgiving Gathering
  • Greeley, CO - Thanksgiving Gathering

Volunteer for a Thanksgiving Gathering: