Donate Goods & Food

Thank you for considering a donation of food or goods to the Boulder Shelter.

Your gifts bring added relief from the challenges and social indignities that many who come to our door must struggle with on a daily basis.


Thank you for your donations that help us provide clean, comfortable shelter for our residents. We attempt to provide an array of personal care items as a means for our clients to regain and maintain dignity, and as a necessity for those who, in finding their way to an independent and productive life, are employed or are seeking employment.

Donation of Most Needed Items:

Travel size toiletries (especially shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap and deodorant)Also useful: hand sanitizer, disposable razors, shaving cream, kleenex, Q-tips, sunblock, ChapStick, combs, lotion, earplugs and reading glasses

Over The Counter Medication
Ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin (daytime and p.m. types), Benadryl, cough drops/cough syrup/cold & allergy medicine (without alcohol), Pepto-Bismol, vitamins (multi, C, E, fish oil), nasal strips, band aids, antacid, antibiotic ointment and aloe

Staying Warm
Sleeping bags
Hats & gloves (warm, winter), socks (long, winter), large-size winter jackets, winter boots (adult sizes)*
Camping equipment: sleeping pads, tents, large backpacks

*Regarding clothing donations: Due to very limited storage space, the Shelter accepts only good quality, adult-sized (large and extra-large) winter outerwear (coats, socks, hats, gloves). For other clothing donations we suggest Ares Thrift Shop (303-444-8088) or The Deacons’ Closet (303-442-3523)

RTD bus tickets, passes, tokens

Bath towels, wash cloths, twin-size cotton blankets

Questions about a possible donation? Please contact Travis at 303-468-4312 or

Thank you for thinking of the Boulder Shelter for your food donation.

Food Donations: We take food safety very seriously and can only accept food made in a commercial kitchen.

Here is some information on food donations and most wanted items.

Have a question on a food donation? Call our Kitchen Manager at 303-468-4325, M-F 8am-4pm. After hours and on weekends, please call the Shelter main number at 303-442-4646 to speak with staff.

The Shelter is open 17 hours a day, seven days a week.
We are closed for most services from 10am until 5pm daily.

  • Donations may be dropped off any time before 10am or after 5pm, seven days a week. Please bring donations to the west facing door on the north end of the Shelter, 4869 North Broadway. View a map.
  • Please note: There is only limited staff available during the hours of 10am-5pm. We strive to accommodate donation deliveries during this time period, but in order to do so we encourage you to call ahead so that we can meet you at your convenience and thank you in person. Please call Travis at 303-468-4312
  • For other questions about large in-kind donations such as furniture or appliances, please call Mike at 303-468-4323, or email