Springs Rescue Mission

Donation Center

Dropping off Goods

We have a new location!

Donation Drop-off Center
1109 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hours of operation:

We receive donations
Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

In-kind donation receipts will be
issued to you for tax purposes.

Donating goods to Springs Rescue Mission

Your donation has a significant and direct impact on the men and women we serve. Your in-kind gifts reduce costs, help keep programs running, and keep our doors open 365 days a year.

Springs Rescue Mission serves over 700 men and women a day through nutritious meals, sheltering, case management and work programs which means our campus needs a consistent stream of hygiene products, paper products, small housewares, gently used and new clothing, and thousands of pounds of food to support our programs and services.

We will graciously accept and use most donated goods; however, we have provided guidelines for donating below to help reduce strain on staff, limit storage costs and provide the most direct impact to people and services in our community.  If we are not able to use your donations, they will be shared with other partner nonprofits and agencies serving those neighbors in need in our community.

Want to Help with Specific Needs?

Host a Drive

Hosting a donation drive at your office, church or in your neighborhood is a great way to raise awareness in our community about homelessness and poverty.

Current Needs:

Food and Food Service

To provide 205,000 plus meals per year, we need a stocked pantry.  The following items are most critical to the kitchen’s operation.

Sugar – Bulk
Creamer – individual serving containers
Rice – Bulk
Sugar/sweeteners – individual packets
Cooking oil
Flower – Bulk
Peanut Butter – small jars
Jelly – small jars
Oatmeal – Bulk
Tomato Sauce
Bottled water
Canned beans (kidney/black/pinto)
Disposable Plates
Disposable bowls
Disposable forks & spoons
Disposable cups (8oz or smaller)

Having a clean set of clothes is often the first step toward restoring a man or women’s sense of dignity.  We ask that people only bring gently used clothing – quality clothing and shoes of all sizes for men and women.

Important: Clothing suitable for employment in casual, restaurant or construction settings is needed to support our work initiatives.
Men’s pants such as jeans and khakis
Women’s pants such as jeans and khakis
Casual business attire for men and women
Donations of coats, hats, and gloves are needed during the winter months

Items essential to setting up a small home – such as pots and pans, lamps, dishes, glassware, bedspreads, etc. – are accepted according to immediate need. We ask that donated housewares be clean, in excellent condition, boxed, and labeled with contents clearly marked.


Springs Rescue Mission provides over 30,000 showers per year. The guests and clients who come to us every day for a shower and clean clothing do not have access to hygiene products and toiletries unless we supply them.  Without your help, we must purchase these products.

Travel-sized shampoo
Travel-sized conditioner
Travel Sized hair products for men and women of color
Small bars of soap (think hotel size)
Disposable razors (2 blades at minimum is most appreciated)
Supportive undergarment – eg: Depends (especially sizes Med and Large)
Feminine hygiene products
Bath towels (standard size and simple colors are the best)

To keep our guests and clients warm and dry, we provide over 9,000 loads of laundry per year.  This volume of laundry requires thousands of individual laundry pods which Springs Rescue Mission provides and goes through daily.

Detergent pods
Travel-sized conditioner

Springs Rescue Mission has residential programs that require a constant turnover of fresh linens.  Your donation of NEW linens allows us to provide a safe and clean good night’s sleep to men and women who may otherwise be exposed to the elements.

Twin blankets and sheets
New Clothing
Women’s underwear (sizes 5-16)
Men’s underwear (sizes M, L, XL, XXL)
Men and women’s socks
Sweatpants and sweatshirts
Sports bras for women
Personal Items
Adult backpacks
Small notepads
Pens without caps (click pens)
Notecards, w/envelopes and stamps
Donation Tips

Please do…

  • Know you are making a difference and your gifts are greatly appreciated!
  • We ask that all donations of used clothing be clean, of good quality, and ready to wear (no repairs needed)
  • Please sort, box, and label all clothes according to gender (men, women, shoes) and mark the box as “used” or “new”

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
  • Donate the following as we are not able to accept them:
  • Furniture or mattresses
  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Televisions
  • Auto parts or tires
  • Medications (including non-prescription and over-the-counter) and medical supplies (ie 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
  • Dirty, wet, or inappropriate clothing
  • Office equipment such as copiers, printers, or computer parts