Ways to Give

Day Services Fundraiser

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Donate Funds

Make a One Time Donation, Give Monthly, or Adopt A Night




















Food & Goods 

Drop Off Donations Directly to the Shelter

Donating Food

Thank you for your food donation!

Note: We take food safety very seriously and can only accept food made in a commercial kitchen, or packaged food that is unopened and undamaged.

➟➟➟ Want to help but short on time?   Purchase a Costco, King Soopers or Safeway gift card and mail it to the Shelter:

Boulder Shelter For The Homeless
(Attn: Kitchen Manager)
4869 N. Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

Most Needed Items Right Now

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Salad Dressings
  • Chicken Stock, (Or “Better Than Bouillion”)
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Individually-wrapped snacks, (Granola Bars, Chips, Cookies)

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Apples
  • Lettuce, (whole heads or bagged)
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

Kitchen Utensils

  • Paper Coffee Cups
  • Disposable Silverware

Have a question regarding food donations? Call our Kitchen Manager at (303) 468-4325, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

    Donating Goods

    High-Value donations: Any donations valued at over $1,000 , and any items that are intended to be sold rather than used at the Shelter or by its residents, must be made through BSH’s Development department rather than dropped off.  Please contact Andy Schultheiss at andy@bouldershelter.org if you’d like to make such a donation. Thank you!

    Most Needed Material Items:

    Toiletries (travel-size preferred):

    • Soap/Body Wash
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • Lotion
    • Deodorant
    • Baby Powder/Foot Powder
    • Disposable Razors and Shaving Cream

    Over the Counter Medications:

    • Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and Aspirin
    • Vitamins: C,E, and Fish Oil
    • Melatonin and Sleep Aids
    • Allergy and Cold Medications (alcohol-free)
    • Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
    • Nasal Strips
    • Pepto-Bismol
    • Antacids

    Basic Clothing Items:

    • Socks
    • Underwear

    Seasonal Necessities:

    • Sunscreen
    • Aloe Vera
    • Reusable Water Bottles
    • Bandanas and/or Hats

    • Bath Towels
    • Wash Cloths

    Additional Goods:
    • Laundry Detergent

    Regarding clothing donations: We suggest bringing these items to The Deacons’ Closet (303-402-6402) where our clients have regular access to free clothing and cold winter gear (jackets, boots, and sleeping bags). You can see their wish list and hours for donation drop off here.

    Questions about a possible donation? Please send an email or call 303-468-4312.

    Current Amazon Wish List

    When you order items from our Amazon Wish List they will be shipped directly to the shelter.   Go to our Amazon Wish List.



    Adopt a Night  

    Your gift of $524 provides a warm, clean bed, hot showers and meals for up to 160 people in need.










    2022 Adopt a Night Sponsors
    • 01.20.22: Cynthia Girand
    • 01.24.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 01.25.22: Manish Nayyar
    • 01.28.22: Anonymous
    • 01.30.22: Hands and Feet
    • 02.02.22: With love from the Hawley-Doane Family
    • 02.03.22: Keith Kauffman
    • 02.12.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 02.20.22: In memory of Mark Iserloth
    • 02.21.22: The Bilbrey Family
    • 02.22.22: The Bilbrey Family
    • 02.23.22: Steve Sundstrom and family
    • 02.24.22: Steve Sundstrom and family
    • 02.25.22: Anonymous
    • 03.17.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 03.20.22: William Prescott
    • 03.22.22: Daniel Asher and Family
    • 04.16.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 04.26.22: Anonymous
    • 04.27.22: Anonymous
    • 04.28.22: Anonymous
    • 04.29.22: Anonymous
    • 05.04.22: Ashley Richard
    • 05.23.22: The Shigley Family
    • 05.26.22: The Garrett Family
    • 06.01.22: Bardon and Jennifer Higgins
    • 06.02.22: Bardon and Jennifer Higgins
    • 06.03.22: Bardon and Jennifer Higgins
    • 06.04.22: Bardon an Jennifer Higgins
    • 06.05.22: Bardon and Jennifer Higgins
    • 06.30.22: Anonymous
    • 07.12.22: Kelly & Varun
    • 07.25.22: Javier Ramirez
    • 07.28.22: Craig Berlingo
    • 07.29.22: Craig Berlingo
    • 08.01.22: In honor of Bobby Pelz & Erna Maj – Happy Anniversary!
    • 08.02.22: Devaki Hanumante
    • 08.10.22: In honor of Riley
    • 09.19.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 09.22.22: William Prescott
    • 10.02.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 10.06.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 10.13.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 10.20.22: Orvilla West Farm, LLC
    • 10.26.22: Carol & John Grunsfield
    • 11.06.22: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    • 11.07.22: Anonymous
    • 11.10.22: Jeff Simpson
    • 11.23.22: In memory of Iraj Haghighi
    • 11.24.22: In memory of Iraj Haghighi
    • 11.29.22: In memory of Amanda Elizabeth Olivo
    • 11.30.22: The Visich Family
    • 12.17.22: In memory of Jennifer Reilly
    • 12.19.22: In memory of Jane Randolph
    • 12.24.22: Holland and Hart LLP
    • 12.25.22: Brett, Trisa, & Lilli Kingstone
    2023 Adopt a Night Sponsors
    01.01  Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Alkula – on behalf of the Boulder St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Family
    01.02 Laura Lammers
    01.09 Anonymous
    01.11 Helen Markowski for Derrick
    01.17 The Bilbrey Family
    01.18 The Bilbrey Family
    01.20 Cynthia Girand
    01.23 Hydros Consulting,Inc.
    01.24 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    01.25 Manish Tayyar – In the name of Our Fathers and Gur
    01.28 Jan Rowen
    01.30 The Ray Family
    02.02 The Hawley & Doane Family
    02.12 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    02.16 Danish Nayyar – In the name of our Fathers and Gur
    02.23 Steve Sundstrom
    02.24 Jim Borgman and Suzanne Soled
    03.17 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    03.21 William Prescott
    03.23 Steve Sundstrom
    04.11 Anynonymous
    04.16 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    05.04 Ashley Richard
    05.10 Fairview High School’s Advocacy & Action Club
    06.01 Suchitra & Rajshekar
    07.10 Jim Borgman and Suzanne Soled
    08.04 Michael Hoefer
    08.07 Manish Nayyar
    09.19 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    09.21 William Prescott
    10.02 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    10.06 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    10.13 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    10.30 Joseph Fontaine
    10.31 Joseph Fontaine
    11.01  Joseph Fontaine
    11.02 Joseph Fontaine
    11.03 Joseph Fontaine
    11.06 The Brad and Annie Davids Family
    11.11 Ruth and David Schiff
    11.13 Martha Davis Patton
    11.29 In Memory of Amanda Elizabeth
    12.07 Terrence Reilly
    12.08 Anonymous
    12.19  In Memory of Jane Randolph
    12.25 In Memory of Ryan Troy Gray
    2024 Adopt a Night Sponsors
    01.08  Barbara Nielsen
    01.09  Barbara Nielsen
    01.11  George and Bethany
    01.12  George and Bethany
    01.24  The Davids Family
    01.28  Jan Rowen
    01.30  Brandy & Joshua Ray
    01.31  Sonal Sakhardande
    01.01  Joseph Dmello
    01.02  Joseph Dmello
    01.05  Scott Hamilton
    01.07  Tyler and Nicole Hammer
    01.09  Simine and Larry Tepper
    01.30  Brandy Ray
    02.01  Sidney Dmello
    02.02  Sidney Dmello
    02.05  Scott Hamilton
    02.10  Yen Chen (Happy Chinese New Year)
    02.12  The Davids Family
    02.18  Barddon Higgins
    02.20  Lori and Drew Tyrie
    02.23  The Sundstrom Family
    02.24  Jim Borgman and Suzanne Soled
    02.25  The Sundstrom Family
    03.05  Ardie Schulster
    03.17  The Davids Family
    03.20  William Prescott (Happy Spring Equinox)
    03.24  Tracy Hammer
    04.01  The McCollums Family
    04.01  Anonymous
    04.16  The Davids Family
    04.18  Hui Wang
    05.02 In Memory of Ji Chen
    05.04 Ashley Richard
    05.12  Boulder Beautiful Korean Church
    07.10  Jim Borgman and Suzanne Soled
    09.19  The Davids Family
    09.22  William Prescott (Happy Autumn Equinox)
    10.02. The Davids Family
    10.06  The Davids Family
    10.13. The Davids Family
    11.06  The Davids Family
    11.29  Peter Ovio – In Memory of Amanda Elizabeth
    12.24  Alan Brockett
    12.25  Ln Brockett
    08.31 Anonymous











    Other Donations 

    There are Many Creative Ways to Give!

    King Soopers Community Rewards

    Sign Up for King Soopers Community Rewards

    This program makes donating easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to the Boulder Shelter, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Make a donation with every purchase at no cost to you!  Sign Up ➟ ➟ ➟

    Donate a Car

    The process of donating your vehicle is easy and makes such an impact for the Shelter. In addition, your donation entitles you to take a charitable contribution on your tax return (as allowed by tax law). 

    You can begin your donation process online through Car Donation Wizard or call 888-755-5435.

    Donate Securities

    Sending Shares Electronically

    If you hold shares in a brokerage account, you may request that your broker transfer shares electronically via the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

    Please provide your broker with the following information to transfer shares to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless via DTC:

    Firm: Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
    DTC Number: 0164
    DTC Code: 40
    Account Name: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
    Account Number: 1069-4925

    For further inquiries on donating securities, please contact our Development Department by email or call 303-468-4312.


    Did you know that 70% of Americans pass away without leaving a will? And yet giving through your will, once loved ones have been taken care of, is one of the easiest ways to give a gift to the Shelter. The wording is simple and you can even designate which specific programs you would like your gift to support.

    “I give, devise and bequeath, to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, [% of assets or specific dollar amount] for the benefit of [specific program or general operating support].”

    In addition, naming the Shelter as a beneficiary of a 401(k) plan, an IRA, a pension plan or an insurance policy is just as easy, and designating a small percentage of your assets can help ensure that the Shelter will always be here for people who need help getting back on their feet.

    The Shelter is a member of the Colorado Leave a Legacy organization, and we would be happy to send you a packet with more information. Please call 303-468-4312 or email our Development Department.

    Memorial Gifts

    Families and friends of loved ones who have passed away often wish to make a gift in memory of someone special. The Boulder Shelter welcomes these meaningful gifts as a way to honor a loved one. Please be sure to include the name of the person you want to memorialize and the name and address of the person you want us to notify of the gift.   Make your memorial gift donation here. 

    Mail Us a Check

    Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
    4869 North Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80304

    Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

    We invite corporations to partner with the Boulder Shelter and make a meaningful impact on the mission of the Boulder Shelter. Corporate partners are highlighted on our website, in our quarterly newsletters, given access to employee group volunteer opportunities and are promoted at our events.

    The Boulder Shelter’s corporate sponsorship packages range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are structured to provide maximum visibility for each corporation. 

    For more information about sponsorships, please contact our Development Department at 303-468-4312 or email us.

    Matching Gifts Program

    Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Your gift could be doubled, or even tripled, if your employer offers a matching gift program. Contact us if you are unsure as we would be happy to look into it or contact the company’s human resources department for the appropriate paperwork.