Other Ways to Donate
Overview: Shelter and Housing both rely on donations to support our clients. We accept donations at our Outreach Offices (835 North St, Boulder CO 80304) from 10am-4pm.
**Please note: City ordinances prohibit leaving donations on the porch of our building. Please call the office to schedule an appointment between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.
All sealed non-perishable foods are acceptable. We also take donations of prepared meals (burritos, pizzas).
Preferred Items: Canned Soup, Box Meals, Salt, Pepper, Spices, Sugar, Protein Bars/Shakes
Disposable Kitchen Items: Plastic Wrap, Foil, Ziploc Bags, Disposable plates/utensils etc- ALL YES
Plates- NO, except when part of a full set or a serving plate
Bowls- YES except if very small or shallow
Cups- YES except for stemware (wine glasses), plastic preferred but glass is ok
Mugs- YES especially travel mugs
Utensils- YES especially forks and spoons
Tupperware- YES ONLY IF NEW OR LIKE NEW
Cookware: (Pots, Pans, Baking, Mixing Bowls, Strainers, etc) YES except if rusty or broken
Small Appliances: YES except when dirty, broken etc.
Preferred Items: Medium/Large Bowls, Travel Mugs/Closed Containers, Baking Sheets, NEW Tupperware, Can Openers, Coffee Makers, Crock Pots, Microwave, Blenders
Clothes: We accept donations of CLEAN, LIGHTLY WORN (or new) clothes and shoes.
Adults: All genders, medium sizes and up preferred.
Footwear: Practical shoes and boots. Women’s sizes 7-11 are in high demand. Heels and flip-flops are NOT needed.
Kids: All genders and all sizes, including shoes.
Infants and Toddlers: Size 12m and up please. Shoes of all sizes!
Household Linens: Clean and lightly worn or new please.
Bed Linens: Yes. Shelter uses Twin or Twin XL sheets but Housing uses all sizes. Pillowcases are good too!
Blankets: Yes. The larger the better!
Misc: Rugs, bath mats, curtains, etc, are all ok.
Toiletries and Personal Care Items: Must be unopened.
Hair Products: Yes.
Cosmetics/Nail Polish: Yes. Especially lip balm!
Hairbrushes and Accessories: Yes.
Medicine and Vitamins: Yes. We accept all medicines and vitamins that are unopened and not expired. We do accept CBD/hemp products as long as they have NO THC content (federal legality applies).
Household Cleaning Products: Yes. We accept unopened cleaning products of all kinds!
Furniture: Please refer any furniture donations to all of SPAN via email. Furniture can be challenging because we don’t have a good way to transport large items.
Diapers: Yes. The bigger the size, the more we need it.
Baby Food/Formula: Yes. We accept unopened baby food and formula that is NOT EXPIRED. Unlike regular food, baby food and formula cannot have their expiration date extended.
Thank you for considering a donation. For other items, please consider donating them to ARES Thrift Store at 2536 A Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302. Visit them online at www.BoulderThriftStore.com, or contact them at 303.444.8088.