Donating Goods to Springs Rescue Mission Donating Goods to Springs Rescue Mission

Donate Goods

Keeping an old jacket that doesn’t fit anymore?

While these can take up space in your cabinets and closets, for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, they can mean survival. Your generous donation of goods provides hope for those who need it most – the hope that others care about them.

Small gifts can make a big difference.

Drop-off location & hours

Our donations warehouse is located at:

111 W Las Vegas St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hours of operation:

Receiving
Monday – Friday  10:00am – 4:00pm

Note: the donations dock will be closed for inventory until July 6th. 

Helping Homeless in Colorado Springs with Donations in Kind
“In winter, when the weather turns too cold, I come to Springs Rescue Mission for shelter, meals, and warm clothing. I’m glad Springs Rescue Mission is here, they’ve given me direction and the support I need to eventually get off the streets.”

– Nina

Remember your tax deduction:

  • The value of your goods is tax-deductible
  • You will be offered a receipt at the time of your donation

Urgent Needs

The homeless men and women in Colorado Springs need our help now more than ever. During this COVID-19 pandemic, they are among the most vulnerable to the virus and are about twice as likely to be infected. Please consider giving the items below or a financial donation today.

With the increase in the number of guests seeking services across our campus, the need for specific donations has increased as well. Below are items needed by various departments to meet the increased need.

  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo (travel size is preferred but we will accept larger ones)
  • Disposable Razors
  • Detergent pods
  • New underwear (men’s and women’s)
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned beans
  • Disposable cups (8 oz or smaller)
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Disinfectant spray

Current Needs

We depend on donations from organizations and individuals to provide for our many guests experiencing homelessness as well as families struggling.  Below are the items most needed to help our guests transform their lives. You can also donate from our Amazon List.

Food Needs:

Your donations of food help Samaritan’s Kitchen provide over 17,000 meals a month. Below is a list of items of which we are always in need.

  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Powdered creamer
  • Oil
  • Coffee
  • Protein
  • Pasta
  • Onions
  • Cereal
  • Granola bars
  • Bottled water

Non-food items:

These items help us provide for the men residing in our yearlong addiction recovery program as well as our homeless guests while on campus and as they transition into their own place. We accept many things and glean what is most needed by our guests and residents. Overflow items are shared with other non-profits to use in their organizations as they see fit.

  • Vehicles in good, running condition
  • Laundry detergent (pods)
  • Work Boots
  • Towels
  • Men and Women’s underwear (new)
  • Small working appliances (blenders, lamps, microwaves, etc.)
  • Hygiene Items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, sunscreen, lotion)
  • Kitchen Items (dishes, glasses, silverware, utensils, pots/pans)
  • Bedding (twin size sheets, twin size comforters, pillowcases, bed pillows)
  • Clothing (men and women’s clothing suitable for casual, restaurant or construction type work, specifically, black pants, black shoes, tennis shoes, work boots, jeans, gently worn tees, polo-type shirts, new underwear. Also collared shirts for men in our NLP)
  • Pull-up adult diapers (size L or XL)
  • Pillows

We are unable to accept:

  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Televisions
  • Cribs that are not approved by federal guidelines
  • Car seats
  • Auto parts or tires
  • Medical Supplies (adult diapers, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, syringes)
  • Hazardous Materials (Flammable Liquids, Gas Cans, Items with Gas, Oxygen Tanks, Paint, Propane Tanks)
  • Opened or partially used food or hygiene items
  • Dress clothes (suits, fancy dress, etc.)
  • Children’s clothing
  • Dirty, wet, or inappropriate clothing

Donation tips

Please do…

  • Test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure it is in working condition
  • Include all pieces and/or parts and manuals (if available)
  • Wash or dry-clean clothing prior to donating
  • Separate clothing into presorted bags (women’s in one bag, men’s in another, shoes in another bag if possible)
  • Bring an itemized list of your donation and ask for a receipt

Please don’t…

  • Donate broken or soiled items
  • Leave items outside of the SRM building (see our drop-off hours)
  • Donate items that have been recalled, banned or do not meet current safety standards

Get your friends involved!

Please do. Hosting a donations drive at your office, church or in your neighborhood is a great way to raise a significant amount of items for your homeless neighbors. We’d love to help make your donations drive simple and effective.

Contact us at info@springsrescuemission.org for help making your donation drive great and with any other questions about donating to the Mission.