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Donation Guide for Colorado Springs

There are many places to drop off donations in Colorado Springs but it’s hard to keep track of who accepts what! Most people know they can bring clothes and home goods to Goodwill and Arc Thrift Stores – but did you know that there are places that accept old light fixtures, cabinets, used towels, arts and craft supplies, and even baby food jars? 

Decluttering and donating items helps everyone out.

Decluttering space makes your daily life easier and donating items you no longer want or need can be invaluable to someone else. 

We’ve put together this list of donation centers so you can bookmark and reference it when needed. These are donation centers we frequent while helping clients declutter and organize. 

Where Can I Donate ____ in Colorado Springs?

Here are the general categories of donations accepted by the agencies covered in this post:

  1. Animal and Pet Supplies
  2. Arts and Craft Supplies
  3. Baby Items
  4. Clothes
  5. Home Goods 
  6. Home Improvement Supplies
  7. Medical Equipment
  8. Specialty items
  9. Toiletries

(Note: we have more posts coming on food donations, recycling centers, trash pickup and hazardous waste disposal.)

Animal and Pet Supplies

Humane Society Pikes Peak Region

610 Abbot Lane, 80905 | 719.444.0179
Humane Society offers compassionate care to animals, supports safe communities, and provides socially conscious sheltering. Humane Society accepts:

  1. Unopened dog and cat treats
  2. Dog and cat toys
  3. Puppy pads
  4. Non-clumping cat litter
  5. Used, clean full-size towels
  6. Airline pet carriers (no wire crates or soft-sided carriers)

Arts, Craft, and Hobby Supplies

Who Gives A Scrap

810 Arcturus Drive 80905 (Purple door in the back alley) | 719-445-9988
Who Gives a SCRAP is a donation based scrap store that carries an impressive mix of arts and craft and hobby supplies in addition to unique vintage finds. Who Gives A Scrap accepts:

  1. Arts & Craft supplies
  2. Baby food jars
  3. Cards and envelopes
  4. Gift wrap & party supplies
  5. Office supplies (no binders)
  6. Scrapbooking supplies
  7. Game pieces
  8. Sewing notions, tools, fabric, and patterns
  9. Entire list of acceptable items HERE

Home Improvement Supplies

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity: Restore

411 S. Wahsatch Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | 719.667.0841
6250 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Every donation to our ReStore helps build homes, communities, and hope for your low-income neighbors right here in El Paso County. Restore accepts:

  1. Appliances
  2. Cabinets and countertops
  3. Hardware and tools
  4. Lawn and Garden tools and supplies
  5. Lumbar and Trim (4 feet or longer)
  6. Light fixtures and ceiling fans
  7. You may schedule a donation pick up
  8. And more! You can find their full list HERE.

Home Medical Equipment

Mission Medical Clinic and Silver Key Senior Services accept the following items:

  • Canes and walkers
  • Shower chairs
  • Wheelchairs
  • Risers with or without arms
  • Transfer benches
  • Lift chairs
  • And other durable medical equipment

Mission Medical Clinic

2125 E. LaSalle Street | (719) 219-3402
Mission Medical treats low-income adults who are without any form of health insurance to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to the uninsured and under served.

Silver Key Senior Services

2250 Bott Avenue, 80904 | 719-884-2300
The Silver Key Friends Thrift Store features a Home Medical Equipment Department to help seniors stay independent while at home. They also accept a wide variety of gently used merchandise from jewelry and clothing to household items and small furniture.

Goodwill and Arc Thrift Store

Goodwill and Arc Thrift Store have several locations around Colorado Springs and use their profits to help people in our community with job training and independent living. The Arc also helps kids and their parents maximize the benefits of special education assistance. Goodwill offers clothing vouchers that local social service agencies can give out so people can shop the store for free. Both accept a wide range of items:

  1. Clothing and shoes
  2. Books
  3. Toys
  4. Household items, including kitchen items, furniture, and decor
  5. Electronics (excluding televisions)
  6. Computers (excluding monitors)
  7. Arc Thrift Store offers donation pick-up for large furniture
  8. Arc Thrift Store lists items they do not accept: click on “unacceptable items”
  9. Goodwill donation guidelines HERE

Ministry-Based Centers

Crossfire Ministries

3975 N. Academy Blvd, 80917 | 719-447-1806
Crossfire Ministries provides no-cost groceries, clothing and care for the times when life presses in. Crossfire Ministries accepts:

  1. Non-perishable food and grocery items
  2. Personal hygiene items (i.e. soap, razors, diapers, etc.)
  3. Clothing items for men, women, teens and children.
  4. Household items from linens and towels to kitchenware and decorative items

3700 Galley Rd., 80909 | 719.355.1186
3925 Centennial Blvd, 80907 | 719.623.2870
97 Widefield Blvd, 80911 | 719.591.5221

The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Centers meet women and men facing unplanned pregnancies in their time of need. The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Centers accepts:

  1. Baby clothes newborn-3T
  2. Baby food and formula
  3. Diapers sizes 4,5 and 6
  4. Crib sheets
  5. And other baby items, full list: www.elifenetwork.com/outreaches/life-steps/needed-baby-items/

Spring Rescue Mission

1109 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | 719-632-1822
Springs Rescue Mission provides critically needed food, shelter, clothing and services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction. Springs Rescue Mission accepts:

  • Clothes for men and women
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Full list: https://www.springsrescuemission.org/donate-goods/

God’s Pantry Ministry

102 N. Main Street, Fountain, 80817 | (719) 382-0643
God’s Pantry is a non-denominational clothing, food bank, and thrift store. God’s Pantry accepts:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Household Items
  • Furniture
  • Free pick up available for special items and large loads

Specialty, Unique or Bulky Items

If you have something unique you want to make sure goes to someone who will use it or something of value that you can’t transport and need it gone, there are websites where you can list these items for free to be picked up. Some examples of items: Mattresses, dressers, grills, trampolines, playsets, treadmills, or any specialty item, etc.

Freecycle
Freecycle is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving(and getting) stuff for free and keeping useful items out of landfills. 

Craigslist
An online classifieds site. List an item for sale in their “Free Stuff” section.

Facebook Marketplace
Buy or sell new and used items easily on Facebook Marketplace, locally or from businesses. Items can be listed for $0 and add FREE in the title.

Reduce and Reuse

It’s good to know there are MANY options to get rid of unneeded items and put them in the hands of someone in need! Lighten your daily life by decluttering your home. Feel good that your items will live a second life in the Colorado Springs community.

Next Up: Trash options! What to do when you have more trash than your trash service will haul off but you don’t quite need to rent a dumpster.

At Joyful Spaces, we provide low-stress organizing sessions to help you conquer your clutter, and transform your space to make it creatively efficient, so you can get back to what you actually love!

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May 26, 2022

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