About Us

Who We Are

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when you were a kid…

Whether you’re a fan, collector, or an everyday citizen - memories of that special plaything can still transport us back to the fun, fantasy and escape of playtime. The adventures we took with our favorite super heroes and princesses developed our imaginations, lifted our spirits, and inspired us to be better people. However, the devastating effects of serious illnesses and the economy have robbed many children of this joy. Collectors Care wants to make that hopeful experience available to every child, regardless of their financial or medical situation.

Fans of comic books, movies and television shows have a unique appreciation for a toy’s positive impact, and regularly show their passion and caring through donations, toy drives and character appearances. With the support of this community, Collectors Care will demonstrate their great philanthropic power by making character appearances and distributing toys to needy and sick children throughout the United States. We hope you’ll join us in our mission, and change a child’s life for the better!

Our Founder & Volunteer-In-Chief

David Bledsoe is the Founder and Executive Director of Collectors Care. As a long-time fan of comics, movies and television, David intimately understands how the imaginative stories of his youth can shape the morals and character of any child. He earnestly hopes that the work of Collectors Care will inspire needy children in this same way.

Collectors Care has allowed David to combined his personal passion with his professional expertise in the nonprofit and public relations sectors. David is a certified nonprofit manager through Indiana University's top-ranked School of Public and Environmental Affairs. With over 15 years of nonprofit management and communications experience, David has specialized skills in the areas of management, board governance, fund development, events, marketing, online promotion, video and media relations. You can view his LinkedIn profile and recommendations of his work at www.linkedin.com/in/dbledsoe


Organizing Documents

Collectors Care 501(c)3 Letter

Our Recent Work

May 2018 - Collectors Care also hopped the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy to deliver Star Wars toys to sick and needy kids at Nemours Children's Hospital, St Joseph's Children's Hospital and Give Kids the World. May the Force be with them!

May 2018 - Stuffed Vaders and Stormtroopers helped the kids receiving treatment at Ronald McDonald House celebrate Star Wars Day. Nothing can get these rebels down!

May 2018 - There With Care bring more light and hope to the sick kids they serve than a lightsaber, and Collectors Care is helping out with a lot of Star Wars toys to help their dreams soar to a galaxy far, far away.

May 2018 - The Force is strong with the staff and volunteers of Brent's Place, who provide shelter for kids undergoing cancer treatment. We helped them celebrate Star Wars Day with lots of great toys.

May 2018 - May the 4th be with you! We celebrated Star Wars Day (May 4th) by delivering Star Wars toys to many of our partners - including Colorado Children's Hospital!

March 2018 - Ronald McDonald House helped us kick of our 6th year of service by receiving a big bag of stuffed animals to comfort the kids undergoing medical treatments that they serve. COLLECTORS CARE!

Feb 2018 - Birthdays are special, even for kids in the worst circumstances, that's why we continue to provide birthday boxes to make sure even homeless kids can celebrate their special day. Renaissance Children's Center was happy to receive 10 boxes from us for their Spring birthdays!

Dec 2017 - Many of the holiday gifts that Collectors Care sends get loaded onto the UPS sleigh for our Floriday partners, making sure the sick and needy kids at Metropolitan Ministries, Shriners Hospital, Nemours Hospital and Give Kids the World.

Dec 2017 - Collectors Care partner Rocket Fizz, who provides some of the best candy and soda in the world, helped us put together more than 100 stocking stuffers for Renaissance Children's Center and other agencies.

Dec 2017 - It was a tough year for a veteran family, who were also Puerto Rico hurricane survivor who relocated to Denver. Collectors Care worked with Wish for Our Heroes to make sure they had lots presents under the tree.

Dec 2017 - The Crossing provides a great youth program for the homeless families they serve - so Collectors Care made sure they had lots of toys for their holiday celebration. Merry Christmas!

Dec 2017 - Every year we bring Christmas gifts to the homeless families at Samaritan House in Downtown Denver. We hope these special presents will help them have a Merry Christmas.

Dec 2017 - Ronald McDonald House sets up a Christmas Shop for the kids they shelter during their medical treatments. Collectors Care brought a big box of toys to help fill their shelves for the holiday.

Dec 2017 - Collectors Care participated in The Tennyson Center's Project Santa so that the troubled kids they serve can have a great Christmas. Enjoy the gifts!

Dec 2017 - Colorado Children's Hospital was all smiles to receive the gifts from Collectors Care for the kids they were treating during the holiday season. Seasons Greetings!

Nov 2017 - Collectors Care kicked off November with a donation of 20 stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House, and the sick kids they serve.

Oct 2017 - The homeless kids at The Crossing shelter received more than 20 costumes for trick or treating, and a special visit from spider-man at their Halloween party.

Oct 2017 - The homeless kids at Renaissance Children's Center received a spooky treat when Collectors Care delivered more than 30 Halloween costumes to help them celebrate the holiday.

Oct 2017 - Collectors Care and Spidey teamed up for Colorado Childrens Hospital's annual Hoosier Halloween party. We also dropped off 10 costumes to help the great kids they serve have a Happy Halloween!

August 2017 - Before school began, Collectors Care brought 20 brand new Star Wars backpacks and more birthday boxes for the homeless kids and families served by Renaissance Children's Center. We wish them success and many happy moments in the new year!

August 2017 - Homeless families in transition at Samaritan House were happy to receive almost $500 in toys and school supplies as August begins.

August 2017 - Collectors Care helped the Tennyson Center for Children prepare for the return of the at-risk kids they serve every school year with art kits and sports equipment. May these thoughtful gifts help them find success and brighter futures.

August 2017 - As summer wraps up, we made sure that the kids receiving cancer treatment at There With Care were well taken care of by delivering more than 30 toys before the start of school.

July 2017 - Nothing is better than a fluffy hug when you're far from home, and Collectors Care brought lots of furry friends for the kids staying at Ronald McDonald house while they receive treatment.

July 2017 - Summer has come! Collectors Care brought Doc McStuffins and Star Wars for the kids at Colorado Children's Hospital.

July 2017 - Alpha House of Tampa Bay didn't get in snow in July, but we sent some summer season's greetings with infant play mats and stuffed animals for the homeless kids and mothers they care for.

July 2017 - St. Josephs Hospital was also celebrating Christmas in July, so Collectors Care sent them a holiday present of more than $300 in toys for the kids they treat.

July 2017 - Legos and action figures were part of the donations we sent to Shriners Children's Hospital in Tampa. We hope these thoughtful gifts will help the kids they serve stay cool and keep their heads held high.

July 2017 - Collectors Care kicked-off Christmas in July with donations of thousands of dollars of toys to our partners during the lean summer months. Metropolitan Ministries received dozens of art sets for homeless kids in their summer camp program.

May 2017 - As the at-risk kids at Tennyson Children's Center ended school, Collectors Care brought them some special gifts from a galaxy far, far away.

May 2017 - Han Solo himself made an appearance at There With Care, bringing lightsabers and other galactic goodies for the kids receiving cancer treatments that they serve.

May 2017 - Brent's Place provides a refuge for kids receiving cancer treatment, and we brought a box of toys to resupply these courageous rebels on Star Wars Day.

May 2017 - Sure, Star Lord isn't in Star Wars, but the jedis at Ronald McDonald House in Aurora care more about the stuffed animals Collectors Care left to comfort them during treatment.

May 2017 - Collectors Care couldn't make the Kessel Run in 5 parsecs, but we got almost $300 toys to the kids at The Spring of Tampa Bay for May the 4th.

May 2017 - The mothers and children escaping abuse at the Alpha House of Tampa received Star Wars Crayola Design Sets, and many other toys, to ease their transition.

May 2017 - The kids at Nemours Children's Hospital received a lightspeed delivery of more than $250 of Star Wars toys to help them celebrate the Force on Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you!

May 2017 - Collectors Care sent a box of lightsabers to the rebels at Give Kids the World in Orlando, helping make the wishes of the terminally ill kids they serve come true.

May 2017 - The Force was strong with the kids at Colorado Children's Hospital. Collectors Care dropped off lightsabers and a dozen other toys to lift the spirits of the children receiving care.

May 2017 - Collectors Care decided to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) by donating more than 100 Star Wars toys to our partner agencies. Renaissance Children's Center received 20 Star Wars Crayon tins and birthday boxes to help the homeless kids they serve.

March 2017 - We dropped off more than $500 in toys at There With Care, and the kids receiving cancer treatments that they serve. We hope these special gifts will raise their spirits.

March 2017 - It's Spring, and smiles are popping up everywhere at Shriners Hospital for Children thanks to the toys they received from Collectors Care this month.

March 2017 - Collectors Care began 2017 by bringing birthday wishes to the homeless kids at Renaissance Children's Center. We donated 10 birthday boxes to help their families celebrate their special day.

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