Castle Rock, CO

Castle Rock Collection Center

Garry D Fuller  Coordiantor
gdfuller@ogt.org
cell: 720-320-1234

Warehouse:
550 Wolfensberger Rd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109

Receiving & Packing Hours:
Wednesday & Saturday 9AM till Noon
Call 720-320-1234 for special requests


Ukraine Shipment Arrives 
Charitable Organization ‘Mariam’ in Melitopol, Ukraine was grateful to receive blankets, bedding, clothing, coats, children's shoes, handbags, diapers, toys, school supplies and backpacks from OGT’s Castle Rock Collection Center in Colorado. OGT has been shipping to ‘Miriam’ for several years; they assist the elderly, disabled and those living in poverty.(9/2018)


VBS Kids Help Volunteers Load Container for Ukraine
Castle Rock volunteers and Vacation Bible School (VBS) students helped load a shipment for Melitopol, Ukraine. Charitable Fund ‘Mariam’ will soon be receiving blankets, bedding, clothing, coats, shoes, handbags, diapers, toys, school supplies and backpacks to share with orphanages and families living in poverty.


Birthdays are a Wonderful Way to Honor Each Volunteer
Castle Rock’s tradition is to celebrate each volunteer’s birthday with their choice of treats. Some have ice cream floats, some cakes, some pies and yes even pineapple upside down cake. Here Audrey had fresh “sticky Buns”, hot sausage & egg. We have this wonderful “chef”, “baker”, Karen who provides all the treats, not only for birthdays, but each week. It is a wonderful way to honor each volunteer on their birthday. You ask; Who gets the left overs’…why it is Harland Glasoe, who landed in France in 1944 and who will be 94 and has not missed a day, come rain or snow, since 2002.(5/2018)


Rural Lithuania Grateful for Easter Blessings
Easter blessings were distributed in rural Lithuania that were shipped from Castle Rock Collection Center in Colorado. Pagegiai Evangelical Lutheran Parish received blankets/quilts/linens, sewing fabric, clothes, coats and shoes, office/school supplies and backpacks. Thank you to our volunteers and donors that made this special distribution of goods possible. (4/2018)


Blessing the Veteran's in the Denver Area
OGT’s Castle Rock Collection Center in Colorado delivered clothing, coats and shoes to the Veteran’s Administration facility in Denver. What a blessing for OGT to help those that have served our country.(3/2018)

First Container of 2018
Castle Rock collection center loaded its first container of 2018 for Jurbarkas Evangelical Lutheran Parish in Jurbarkas, Lithuania. We really felt good about this load as it contained 50 boxes of handmade quilts from Mt Olive and Trinity Lutheran churches, along with 95 boxes of linens from a group of local hotels that we have joined up with. The shipment total included 1224 boxes along with medical items. The only issue was a 38° day with 40+ MPH winds, however we had the light weight volunteers hold (2) two boxes at a time.(3/2018)


Quilting Marathon 2018 for Orphan Grain Train
On January 20th the third annual Quilting Marathon was held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colorado. The event was a huge success. Sixty-three volunteer quilters assembled 37 quilts to be contributed to Orphan Grain Train in Castle Rock, CO. The quilters ranged in age from (8) eight years old to those well into their EIGHTIES. The volunteers assembled, sewed, and tied the quilt tops that had been prepared beforehand by the quilting ladies of Mount Olive.
It was a productive day with lots of fellowship and time to meet and make new friends. 
Thanks be to God for the many willing hands which made the day fun filled and fulfilling. Castle Rock will ship the finished quilts in their February 26 shipment to location to be determined.(1/2018)


Thanksgiving Comes Early
November the 20th was the beginning of a wonderful thanksgiving as Castle Rock collection center loaded 1,348 boxes of clothing for Pagegiai Evangelical Lutheran Parish in Lithuania. Sixteen volunteers loaded the 40 ft container by hand in 1 hour and 20 minutes! It must have been the 3 young teenagers in the group, or perhaps it was the Pastor. The last box is always a trick as we load from ground level.(12/2017)


50 Pillowcase Dresses And Counting 

OGT’s Castle Rock volunteer Dottie Blockelmann has now made 50 pillowcase dresses since April 15 and said that these 2 are her pride and joy with the beautifully crocheted bottoms. She loves sharing her talent to design and sew these dresses for young girls to enjoy wherever needed in the world.(6/2017)


All Smiles for Supplies to Latvia
The volunteers at OGT’s Castle Rock location in Colorado were busy loading a shipment for Smiltene, Latvia last Friday. The team included 2-16 year olds, 2-65 year olds and the rest over 74; what a great group of workers! They started with a pizza party then loaded 1,647 boxes of blankets, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, office supplies, backpacks and sewing fabric. Awesome job everyone and thank you for your time and muscles to help our friends in Latvia.  (5-2017)


 A New Sign to Brighten Up the Place


All Ages Help Out
Castle Rock loaded 1,649 boxes of clothing and 50 pieces of medical equipment for Talsi Evangelical Lutheran Church in Talsi, Latvia on Feb. 20th.  The youngest loader was 6-year-old Logan, who even wore his own gloves for the event.  We had another milestone, within the load was 180 cloth diapers made by Dottie Bockelmann, the originator of OGT Castle Rock. When asked how many t-shirt diapers she has made over the years, she said that she stopped counting at 5,000. Lot of love there for the principals of OGT.  The load also contained over 250 handmade quilts from Mt Olive church of Aurora, CO and the lady we know as Johnnie from Salida, CO. It also contained over 500 bed sheets from Denver Hilton Hotels.  The Lutheran Church distributes the items to families living in poverty and children needing help with the expense of school supplies. Thank you to those that donate and support OGT.(2/2017)


Exquisite Quilts by Amazing Women
What do you get when you put “50” Christian Women together on ‘the march’ Saturday…? answer…34 Exquisite Quilts! Fifty women, ages 9 to 90 from Mt Olive Lutheran Church of Aurora, Colorado held their 2nd annual quilting marathon this past Saturday for Castle Rock’s shipment to Evangelical Lutheran Church of Talsia, Latvia in February. Altogether they donated 74 quilts, including outstanding baby quilts. What works of beauty! Thank you!(1/2017)


Grateful for 2016!
December 5th OGT’s Castle Rock location loaded its 6th container for calendar year 2016. Castle Rock has truly been blessed in 2016 and has seen unbelievable growth. This shipment to Riga, Latvia of 1,650 boxes brings our 2016 totals to 8,250 boxes, approximately 536,250 articles of clothing in 2016!  These donations help those in need in the US and around the world.  Thank you to our volunteers and donors for all you support, work and dedication to the Castle Rock location. (12-2016)

The Arrival of a Container = Blessings
This past August, Castle Rock Collection Center shipped a load to the John Foundation in Hyderabad, India. The shipment contained blankets, quilts, linens, clothing, coats, shoes, school supplies, and sewing fabric, which was distributed to low income families, the disabled and orphanages. OGT recently received these pictures from the John Foundation sharing the goods with families and orphans in need. Thank you to those that help support these missions.(11/2016)


4th and 5th Containers Enroute
Castle Rock has truly been blessed in 2016.  On August 15, we shipped 1,647 boxes of clothing to the Saji John Foundation orphanages in Hyderabad, India.  We loaded this load a little different as we had the empty container dropped in the morning and then we loaded it in the evening to avoid the summer heat.  It went well and as seen in the photo, we had a great turn out of volunteers.  Then 10 days later we shipped 500 school desks, 350 school chairs and 40 double desks to Texas.(9/2016)


School is Stocked Up
Castle Rock Collection Center volunteers were busy loading 40 school dorm-style desks, 350 student chairs and 500 student desks for Cornerstone Children’s Ranch in Quemado, TX. Such blessings for the children to learn their studies and be inspired by other’s generosity.(9/2016)

India's Shipment has Arrived
Last March the Castle Rock Collection Center shipped a load to the John Foundation in Hyderabad, India. The shipment arrived and the foundation unloaded blankets/quilts, linens, clothes, coats, shoes, handbags, stuffed toys, school supplies, fabric and sewing machines. The items will be used in their schools and orphanages they support. Thank you to our donors and volunteers for making this shipment to India possible.(6-2016)


OGT Runs in the Family
Ascension Lutheran Church of Littleton, CO. recently had a clothing drive tied to their VBS and the donations went to Castle Rock Collection Center. It turned out to be a generous contribution and it could be that it runs in the family. Pastor Larson is the brother of Becky Carretto, bookkeeper at OGT’s International office in Norfolk, NE. Garry Fuller is the coordinator at the Castle Rock Collection Center. Photo L-RT: Pastor John Larson, Garry Fuller and Janet Fuller.(6-2016)


Thank You Volunteers!
Pampali Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pampali, Latvia will soon be receiving a shipment from Castle Rock Collection Center in Colorado. Yesterday the volunteers were very busy loading 1,567 boxes of blankets/quilts, linens, men's, women's, and children's clothing, coats and shoes, adult diapers, soap, stuffed toys, school backpacks, and sewing fabric. That takes a lot of time and strength to sort, pack and load the boxes of donations. What a great looking group of volunteers and I love the smiles while doing for the Lord.(5-2016)

It's In The Little Things
Castle Rock Collection Center in Colorado shipped wonderful gifts to Bucharest, Romania. Our recipient, Bread of Life Foundation has an orphanage and feeding centers in the poorer villages of Romania. They have already distributed most all of the blankets/quilts, men's, women's and children's clothing, coats, gloves, hats, scarves, hygiene items, stuffed toys, school supplies and backpacks shipped to them. The children that attend the feeding programs are among the poorest in Romania. Their families cannot afford the basic food needs of their children. They were grateful to receive better clothing and hygiene products, which are out of reach on their meager incomes. They are very much dependent upon the generosity of their brethren within the Christian community. From Bread of Life Foundation “When you look at these photos, we hope you feel the same joy and satisfaction we feel in delivering your gifts to the poor. God does not forget these people or your good deeds. We also do not forget! Thank you! (4-2016)




Christ's Love Brings Us Together
On March 17, Castle Rock loaded a container for India.  This was a unique load in that we actually met the person who will receive the container, when he visited the USA.  The John Foundation had requested some items that we had not shipped before and therefore it became a challenge to locate them.  However, we were truly blessed in that a local church’s quitters who had been in operation for 35+ years closed up shop and we were able to ship (4) commercial sewing machines and boxes of new fabric.  Perhaps the greatest blessing was that this foundation had been able to receive in the past, through India customs, English Bibles and so Castle Rock teamed up with a non-denomination church and together we were able to ship 38 boxes of Bibles and Christian books.  The loading in itself was truly remarkable as this is the first time that Castle Rock had volunteers from five (5) different denominations loading.  Castle Rocks Pastor Chris started to sing a song as we were loading and all the volunteers from those (5) denominations sang right along with him, including the pest control man and the truck driver, who also chipped in to help load.  You had to be there to witness the Love that went into this load. (3-2016)


Thank You For Your Service
Last month, Castle Rock Collection Center volunteers in Colorado packed and delivered 32 boxes of clothing and coats for the Veteran’s Administration in Denver. What a blessing to be able to help the U.S. veterans. (3-2016)


A Recipient Visits for a Tour and a Shipment is Planned
Dr. Saji John, CEO of the John Foundation of India, had a tour of the Castle Rock Collection Center on March 2nd by Karen Engebretson. The John Foundation supports and assists many orphanages and schools for children of India. Castle rock will be shipping a container of clothing, fabric and sewing machines for the technical schools for young girls, along with Christian books provided by Denver area churches. A big thank you to the donors and volunteers that help make this special shipment for the children possible.(3-2016)