Donate New Items
Thank you for your interest in donating to The Gathering Place. We depend on the generous support of our donors and community partners in order to serve members in the capacity we do. For a list of our most urgent food and toiletry needs, please see the PDF below. Please be advised that while we appreciate every gift, we have limited storage space and staff capacity. If the item you wish to donate is not on the PDF, we cannot accept the donation.
If you have food or toiletry items to donate, please contact Program Coordinator Kelly Tobin at (303) 996-9046 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your donation. We can only accept donations during business hours at our facility at 1535 High Street, Denver, CO, 80218.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before dropping off your donation.
Frequently Asked Questions and Important Information
As a general rule, if the item is not listed on our donation list (below), we regretfully cannot accept it. If you bring an item that we do not accept to our facility, we will not take it. Know that we are profoundly thankful for your generosity, but do not have the capacity or staffing needed to sort donations that aren't a priority to our members. Please, donate it to one of our community partners (listed below) to be sure that your donation ends up in the hands of someone who needs it. Thank you for your understanding!
1. Do we accept toys?
No. We do not accept new or used toy donations. Thank you for thinking of The Gathering Place, but if you have toys you would like to donate to people in need in Denver, please consult:
2. Do we accept furniture?
No. We do not accept new or used furniture. If you have furniture you would like to donate, please contact Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
3. Do we accept baby items like cribs, car seats, and strollers?
No. We do not accept cribs, car seats, and strollers. Please contact WeeCycle if you have baby items you would like to donate.
4. Do we accept gently worn clothing?
Right now, we will only accept:
- Socks (new, only)
- Underwear (new, only)
Two bags or fewer of these items are welcome to be dropped off during donation hours. If you would like to schedule a larger donation, or create an ongoing partnership with our clothing Boutique, please contact Program Coordinator Kelly Tobin at (303) 996-9046 or email@example.com to see if we can accept your donation.
5. Do we accept women’s professional/business attire?
No. Most of our members get most of their work in the labor industry, and need work pants and t-shirts. Please donate your professional/business attire to Dress for Success, where they have way more storage capacity for just dress clothes and can outfit women for interviews and employment. More information on donating can be found here. You may also donate to The Arc.
Host a Donation Drive
If you're interested in hosting a donation drive to help the members of The Gathering Place, this Donation Drive Kit will provide you all the information and tools you need. Before you get started, please contact Program Coordinator Kelly Tobin at (303) 996-9046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Wish List
Food Donations *all items must be unexpired and unopened
Please keep in mind that many of our members may only have a microwave or no kitchen equipment at all. Therefore, we have the greatest need for food that can be made without a stovetop or oven.
- Canned soup (preferably with a pop-top lid)
- Tuna/chicken pouches
- Meal-maker kits (i.e. Hamburger Helper, etc)
- Granola bars
- Ready-made noodles like ramen, cup-o-noodles, or mac and cheese
- Canned vegetables and fruit (preferably with a pop-top lid)
Toiletry Donations *all items must be new and unopened
We do distribute both hotel-sized/mini/personal bottles on a day-to-day basis, and then we also distribute full-size bottles when people "shop" (for free) in our Food Cupboard for their items for the month.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash
Baby Donations *all items must be new and unopened
- Enfamil Infant formula
- Baby hygiene products (baby powder, lotion, shampoo, etc)
- Pull-ups sizes 2T-5T
- New underwear (sizes 5 - 12)
- New socks
- New or gently used bras
- Reusable shopping bags
- New or gently used backpacks and duffel bags
If you are interested in hosting a drive, have a large donation to drop-off, or have any questions please contact Kelly Tobin at email@example.com or call 303-996-9046.