Ways to Give

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Donate Funds

Make a One Time Donation or Give Monthly




















Food & Goods 

Drop Off Donations Directly to the Shelter

Donating Food

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

Please 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. The most useful donations are those that will be used immediately or that can be easily added to the stock we typically have on hand with relatively little prep given that we serve breakfast and dinner for 160 people every day.

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

Food Items:

• Coffee
• Sugar
• Cooking Oil (Vegetable, Canola, Olive)
• Butter or Margarine
• Individually-Wrapped Snacks (Granola Bars, Chips, Cookies, etc.)

Fresh Fruits and Veggies:

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

Kitchen Utensils:

• Paper Coffee Cups

Additional Items:

• Costco Gift Cards
• Grocery Store Gift Cards (King Soopers, Safeway, Etc)

Donating Goods

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.

Adopt a Night 

Provide a warm, clean bed and two hot, nutritious meals for up to 160 people in need.











About Adopt A Night

Every night this year, up to 160 adults experiencing homelessness will call the Boulder Shelter “home.” You have the power to make available a night of safety, meals, and support services for them!

Your gift of $487 will provide a warm, clean bed and two hot, nutritious meals for up to 160 people in need. In addition, you will be recognized as the sponsor for a particular night of your choosing.


Thank You to Our 2022 Adopt A Night Sponsors

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: The Rays
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: Lisa and Ted Neild, n memory of Mark Iserloth
02.21.22: The Bilbrey Family
02.22.22: The Bilbrey Family
02.23.22: Stephen and Lauren Sundstrom
02.24.22: Stephen and Lauren Sundstrom
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
11.29.22: 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

Thank You to Our 2023 Adopt A Night Sponsors

2023 Adopt a Night Sponsors

1.2.23: Laura Lammers
1.9.23: Anonymous
1.11.23: Derrick
1.17.23: The Bilbrey Family
1.18.23: The Bilbrey Family
1.20.23: Cynthia Girand
1.23.23: Hydros Consulting, Inc.
1.24.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
1.25.23: In Name Of Our Fathers and Gur
01.28.23  Jan Rowen
1.30.23: The Ray Family
2.02.23  The Hawely and Doane Family
2.12.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
2.23.23: Steve Sundstrom
2.24.23: Jim Borman and Suzanne Soled
3.17.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
3.21.23: William Prescott
3.23.23: Steve Sundstrom
4.16.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
5.4.23: Ashley Richard
7.10.23: Jim Borgman and Suzanne Soled
9.19.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
9.21.23: William Prescott
10.2.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
10.6.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
10.13.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
11.6.23: The Brad and Annie Davids Family
11.11.23: Ruth and David Schiff
11.29.23: In Memory of Amanda Elizabeth











Other Donations 

There are Many Creative Ways to Give!

Amazon Smile

The Shelter participates in Amazon Smile, and we would love for you to designate us as your chosen charity.

Everytime you shop smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Here’s a link to get started: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1041149

Once you have designated the Shelter as your beneficiary of choice, you can add a browser extension that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com.  This tool will help you set it up: https://couponfollow.com/smilematic

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). The Boulder Shelter receives 100% of the net proceeds.

You can begin your donation process online through Car Donation Wizard or call 888-775-5435.

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. To see some of the benefits of Boulder Shelter corporate sponsorship, please see the links below and contact us so we can partner with you.

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.