How to volunteer your time or donate to programs helping Denver's homeless

DENVER – Many people in Denver ask how they can help the city’s homeless population.

But few know that there are several places across the city where you can volunteer your time and donate goods. The city has put out a new brochure that details exactly what you can donate to which organization that supports the city’s homeless.

Catholic Charities of Denver

Location: 2301 Lawrence St.

Phone: 720-9297

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

Denver Rescue Mission

Lawrence Street Shelter

Location: 2222 Lawrence St.

Phone: 303-294-0157

Donate:

  • Canned foods, fresh foods, dry or prepackaged goods

Ministry Outreach Center

Location: 5725 E. 29th Ave.

Phone: 303-297-1815

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Furniture, TVs, appliances
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

The Crossing

Location: 6090 Smith Road

Phone: 303-953-3955

Donate:

  • Fresh foods

Father Woody’s Haven of Hope

Location: 1101 W. 7th Ave.

Phone: 303-607-0855

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

The Gathering Place

Location: 1535 High St.

Phone: 303-321-4198

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Canned and fresh foods
  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

GIVE Center

Location: 1200 Federal Blvd.

Phone: 720-944-GIVE

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Baby products
  • New socks and underwear

Mile High United Way

Phone: 303-433-8383

Volunteer time

St. Francis Center

Location: 2323 Curtis St.

Phone: 303-297-1576 (call 303-244-0745 for larger items)

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

Salvation Army

Phone: 800-728-7825 for pickup

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Furniture, TVs, appliances
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

Urban Peak

Location: 4890 Pecos St.

Phone: 720-300-3634

Volunteer time

Donate:

  • Pots and pans, dish wares, air mattresses, tools, blankets, prepaid phone and gift cards, bus passes
  • Hair brushes, razors, deodorant, denture care, lotion, hygiene products
  • Baby products
  • New and used clothes, shoes and boots
  • New socks and underwear

Volunteers of America

Location: 2620 Larimer St.

Phone: 303-297-0408

Volunteer time

Donate canned goods and dry or prepackaged goods

For more information on the city’s homeless initiatives, click here or text “homelesshelp” to 41444.

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